WATERVILLE — Morgan Kennedy scored seven of her game-high-tying 21 points in the fourth quarter but Bates’ rally fell short in a 77-70 women’s basketball loss at rival Colby on Saturday.

The Bobcats trailed 65-50 entering the fourth quarter in the opening game of their abbreviated season.

Twin sister Alyson Kennedy had two points and was the only other Bates player to attempt a 3-pointer. Morgan Kennedy was 4 for 9 from beyond the arc. Ariana Dalia added 15 points and a team-high six rebounds, while Amaari Williams pitched in with 11 points and a team-high four assists.

Mycala Carney paced the Mules with 21 points off the bench.

The two teams rematch Sunday in Lewiston.

MEN’S LACROSSE

BATES 24, ST. JOSEPH’S 7: The Bobcats got four goals apiece from Oliver Allen and Will Schinabeck as they opened their season with a win over the Monks (2-2) in Standish.

Anders Corey scored twice for Bates, and 14 others also scored. Spencer Fox made four saves starting in goal for Bates, and Garrett FitzSimons made three more in relief.

Max Lacey and Shane Puleo each recorded two goals for St. Joseph’s. Former Gray-New Gloucester standout Brannon Gilbert made 21 saves starting in net.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

BATES 16, ST. JOSEPH’S 2: Jordyn Tveter recorded three goals and an assist, and Kathryn Glennon, Margaret Smith, Lila Hutchins and Kate Loughlin each scored twice for the Bobcats (1-0) in a win over the Monks (1-1) at Standish.

Smith’s second goal was the 50th of her career.

Cammie Lavoie (starter) and Rachael Deptula both made four saves while splitting goalie duties for the Bobcats.

Lydia Dexter and Cailyn Wesley scored for St. Joseph’s.

BASEBALL

USM SWEEPS HUSSON

BANGOR — Jonathan Wilson drove in five runs in Game 1, and Joshua Joy pitched seven scoreless innings in Game 2 as the University of Southern Maine started its baseball season with two wins against Husson, 16-6 and 5-2.

An RBI double from Sam Troiano in the first inning opened the scoring for USM in Game 1, and the Huskies broke it open with six runs in the third and five in the fourth. Wilson hit a three-run homer in the fourth and also drove in runs with a double and a fielder’s choice grounder.

Freshman Cam Seymour also homered and had three RBI.

Joy struck out nine, allowed just two hits and walked none in the second game. USM was held to five hits, but Jason Komulainen sparked a three-run sixth inning with a solo home run.

ST. JOSEPH’S SWEPT BY EASTERN CONNECTICUT: St. Joseph’s (2-5) opened its season with 5-4 and 11-3 losses against the Warriors (2-0) in Willimantic, Conn.

Ben Gravel went 3 for 5 with an RBI for the Monks in Game 1. Kevin Aylward and Dawson Gundlah each drove in a run in Game 2.

SOFTBALL

MAINE SWEPT BY FORDHAM: Julia Martine homered twice for Fordham (8-3) in the first game, and a four-run second inning helped the Rams complete a doubleheader sweep against the Black Bears (1-5) in New York, 4-1 and 7-1.

Maine got its runs on an RBI double by Keely Clark in Game 1 and an RBI single by Emma Larke in Game 2.

ST. JOSEPH’S SWEPT BY HUSSON: The Monks (0-2) managed just two runs as they lost twice to the Eagles (2-0) in Bangor, 9-1 and 8-1.

Husson broke open Game 1 with a seven-run first inning. Erin Bonenfant, Kenzie Dore and Maddy Fowler each had two RBI.

Megan Eagleston drove home Ashley Emery in the top of the first for St. Joseph’s.

St. Joseph’s again took a first-inning lead in Game 2 on an RBI by Hannah Glover, but Husson answered with six runs in the bottom half.

MEN’S HOCKEY

COLBY 5, SOUTHERN MAINE 1: Quinn Doyle tallied a pair of goals for the Mules (1-3-0) in a win over the Huskies (2-2-0) in Gorham.

Jacob Thousand opened the scoring with a first-period goal. Drew Burke and Alex Bourhas also scored for Colby, and Brendan Murphy notched two assists. Mules goalie CJ Hapward stopped 20 shots.

Adam Winters put USM on the board in the second period.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

COLBY 4, SOUTHERN MAINE 3: Meg Rittenhouse capped a hat trick in overtime as the Mules (2-0-0) defeated the Huskies (1-5-0) in Waterville.

Colby’s Lexi Cafiero netted a power-play goal in the third period to tie the game.

Amanda Crowley, Julianne Nelson and Eryn Taber scored for USM.

FIELD HOCKEY

MAINE 1, CALIFORNIA 0: Poppy Lambert scored the second goal of her career to lift the Black Bears (2-2, 2-0 America East) over the Golden Bears (1-2, 0-1) in Lowell, Massachusetts.


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