BROOKLYN, N.Y. —  New York University took control of the game in the second quarter and shook off Bates College earn a 76-54 victory in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday.

Morgan Kennedy scored 14 points and Meghan Graff added 13 and Taylor McVeigh helped out with 10 for Bates.

Natalie Bruns scored 14 points and Jenny Walker and Belle Pellechia each added 13 for NYU.

The Violette (24-1) took a 42-26 at halftime and then kept a safe distance from the Bobcats (18-8) in the second half.

NYU held Bates to nine points in the fourth quarter to solidify its victory.

Bates outrebounded NYU 46-41, but the Violette shot 49.2 percent from the floor compared to Bates’ 29.3 percent. NYU also made 11 of its 15 free-throws and produced 15 blocks.


MAINE 63, HARTFORD 49: Carolina Bournemann had 21 points, while Anne Simon had a double-double and the University of Maine women’s basketball team stretched its winning streak to 13 with a 63-49 win over Hartford in an America East quarterfinal game on Saturday at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Simon added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Black Bears, the top seed in the tournament. Maine improves to 19-10 and will host a face a to-be-determined opponent at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the semifinals. No. 8 Hartford ends the season 4-26.

Maeve Carroll scored 12 of her 14 points in the fourth quarter for the Black Bears.

Carmen Villalobos had 13 points for Hartford.

MAINE 11, GEORGE WASHINGTON 3: Quinn McDaniel and Jeremiah Jenkins both had three hits, including a solo home run as the Black Bears (2-6) beat the Colonials (2-7) in Washington, D.C.

Caleb Leys allowed three runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings to earn the win for Maine.


RENSSELAER 5, BATES 3: The Engineers erupted with four runs in the first inning and staved off the Bobcats in Troy, N.Y.

Bates (1-3) responded with a run in the second inning when Jack Brennan (two hits) scored on an RBI single to left field by teammate Drew Fallon.

The Bobcats kept closing in on the Engineers (1-1) with two runs in the seventh inning. With Rensselair holding a 4-1 lead, Noah Jankows advanced to third on a passed ball and Tyler Attal (two hits) scored for the ‘Cats. Then Noah Jankows scored on a wild pitch.

The Engineers gave themselves some breathing room, scoring in the eighth inning when Hudson Livesey flied out to right field, but Jack Moncur scored.

Pitcher Grant Iuliano took the loss for the Bobcats.

WESLEYAN 22, BATES 8: The Cardinal erupted with 10 goals in the second quarter and built a 15-3 lead halftime before overpowering the Bobcats( 0-2, 0-1) in Middletown, Conn.


Justin Hazard and Pat Doherty each scored four goals for the The Cardinal . For Bates (1-0, 1-0), Jake Johnson and Wil Masterson each punched in four goals.

PLYMOUTH STATE 22, UMF 1: The Beavers women’s lacrosse team opened its 2022 slate — its first full schedule since the 2019 season — on the road at perennial Little East Conference power Plymouth State University, and dropped a 22-1 decision to the Panthers on Saturday afternoon at Panther Field in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Undefeated Plymouth State (3-0) opened the game with a pair of goals by Emily Stantom in the opening minute. Stantom, Julia Donovan, and Olivia Croke all charted hat tricks in the opening quarter, propelling Plymouth State to a 9-0 lead after 15 minutes of play.

UMaine-Farmington senior Jade Petrie got the Beavers on the scoreboard with 9:21 left in the fourth quarter. After breaking free of a Plymouth State defender on a spin move, Petrie’s shot from seven-yards out beat Panther goalie Piper Sherbert to the lower-left corner for UMaine-Farmington’s first goal of the season.

WESLEYAN 17, BATES 3: Laura Baine and Olivia Lai each turned in a hat trick in The Cardinal’s victory over the Bobcats in Middletown, Conn.

By halftime, Wesleyan (1-0, 1-0) was up 11-2.

Bates’ (1-2, 0-1) Jordyn Tveter scored a pair of goals and Hanna Matthews added one.

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