The Maine Gladiators 16U and 14U teams have both gotten off to great starts at their respective Tier II USA Hockey Nationals tournaments, which started this week.

16U: The Maine Gladiators 16U team finished atop the Liberty Pool with a 3-0 record, thanks to a 4-3 shootout win over Coeur D’Alene (Idaho) Hockey Academy on Saturday at the Tier II 2A USA Hockey National Tournament in Troy, Michigan.

Tanner Anctil of Lewiston scored two goals in regulation and scored the shootout winner. Anctil leads the Gladiators with three goals and four assists in the tournament.

Will Keach of Leeds also scored for the Gladiators.

Campbell Cassidy, Nick Pelletier and Miles Frenette each had an assist in the game. Aidan McAuslin stopped 27 shots in the win.

Isaac Erikson scored a hat trick for Coeur D’Alene Hockey Academy.

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Earlier in the tournament, the Maine Gladiators defeated the Utah Golden Eagles 4-3 in a shootout Thursday and defeated the Clearwater (Florida) Ice Storm 3-2 on Friday.

The Gladiators 16U team plays Sunday at 11 a.m. against the Houston Wild in a quarterfinal game.

14U: The Maine Gladiators 14U team got off to a 2-0 start at the USA Hockey’s Tier II 2B National tournament in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

They opened the tournament Thursday with a 3-2 win over the Idaho Jr. Steelheads. Ronan Newell, Alyssa Prosser and Riley Daigle scored for the Gladiators. Gabe Pomerleau made 20 saves.

Colton Daniels had two goals in a 7-1 win over the Birmingham (Alabama) Bulls on Friday. Andrew Clements and Brody Emond each had a goal and an assist. Benjamin Dumais, Hayden Brown and Dylan Richards had a goal. Cameron Landry made 13 saves in the win.

The Gladiators wrapped up pool play Saturday night against the Charleston (South Carolina) Jr. Stingrays, winning 7-1. Emond and Clements had two goals apiece, and Daigle, Daniels and Brown also scored.

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COLLEGE SOFTBALL

CMCC SWEEPS BAY PATH: Haley Fernald’s two-run home run highlighted a seven-run fourth inning for the Mustangs, who poured it on for a 13-1, five-inning in the first game of a doubleheader in Auburn.

Fernald also singled in one run in the first and tripled in another in the second. Oxford Hills grad Olivia Gallan, who scored on all three of Fernald’s hits, added two hits and two RBIs of her own.

Olivia Scott added three hits for Central Maine Community College, and Avery Herrick allowed just two hits and one run in five innings inside the circle.

In the second game, Fernald added three more RBIs, including a two-run double in the game-tying bottom of the third inning, as the Mustangs rallied past the Wildcats for a 13-5, six-inning win.

Monmouth grad Abby Ferland had two hits and scored three runs.

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Fernald also pitched two hitless innings to close out the game in relief of Mt. Blue grad Makayla Gross, who scattered six hits and four walks and allowed all five Bay Path runs while striking out five.

UMF SWEPT BY NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE: Daelyn Ross drove in three runs in the first three innings as the Pilgrims jumped ahead early for a 6-1 win in the first game of a doubleheader in Henniker, New Hampshire.

Mackenzie Dyer scored on Katie Hammer’s RBI groundout in the fifth inning for the Beavers’ lone run. Lisbon grad Kiley Merritt went 3 for 3 and Oxford Hills grad Christa Allen had a pair of hits.

In the second game, the Pilgrims (5-5) scored seven runs in the second en route to the 12-0, five-inning victory.

Naomi Medrano scattered four hits in four innings in the circle for New England College, and she added two hits and an RBI at the plate.

Allen and Merritt each had a hit for University of Maine at Farmington (1-9), as did Gray-New Gloucester grad Chelsea Davis and Olivia Paradis.

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BATES DROPS TWO TO TRINITY: The Bantams scored three in the first and four in the fourth to pull away for an 8-1 win to open a doubleheader in Hartford, Connecticut.

Lindsey Kim singled home Kennedy Ishii for the Bobcats’ lone run in the top of the third. Ishii had three hits and Janell Sato added two for Bates, which was only outhit 9-8.

In the second game, the Bobcats (3-7) trailed 1-0 after four innings before the Bantams (7-6) broke it open in the fifth and sixth for a 7-1 win.

Sarah Cooke drove in Kim on a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh to avoid the shutout. Bates was held to just three hits. Maggie Hillwig took the loss in the circle, allowing five runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four in 4 2/3 innings.

BASEBALL

UMF FALLS TWICE TO BOWDOIN: The Polar Bears broke the game open with five runs in the fourth inning to coast to a 9-2 win in the first game of a doubleheader in Brunswick.

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Ryan Sargent’s sac fly and Will Cauchon’s RBI single drove in the runs for the Beavers in the top of the sixth to round out the scoring. Sargent and Danny Terhune had two hits apiece for UMaine-Farmington.

In the second game, the Beavers (0-11) plated two runs in the top of the first and scored four more in the top of the seventh to try to rally, but ultimately fell 9-6.

Sargent led the way with three hits and four RBIs, including a two-run home run in the first. Oxford Hills grad Hunter LaBossiere had a hit and scored a run for the Beavers.

BATES LOSES TWICE: Trinity (8-5, 2-0 NESCAC) rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to earn a 6-5 victory over Bates (2-14, 0-2) in Game 1, then completed a sweep with a 4-1 win at Hartford, Connecticut.

Bryan Gotti capped a four-run first inning for Bates in the opener with a three-run homer.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

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WILLIAMS 15, BATES 10: Shea van Den Broek paced the Ephs (3-4, 2-3 NESCAC) with four goals in a win over the Bobcats (2-6, 0-5) at Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Dana Swartz scored six goals for Bates.

MMA 19, UMF 11: The Mariners outscored The Beavers 6-1 in the third quarter to control in a North Atlantic Conference matchup in Castine.

Kaya Backman scored a hat trick to pace UMaine-Farmington (1-6, 1-1 NAC), and Kristina Moody and Abby Trefsger added two goals apiece. Maddy TenKate made eight saves in goal.

Hazel Stoddard scored eight goals to lead Maine Maritime Academy (4-5, 2-0 NAC).

MEN’S LACROSSE

WILLIAMS 21, BATES 8: Jake Haase scored two of his seven goals in the first quarter as the Ephs (5-3, 4-1 NESCAC) jumped out to a 6-0 advantage and easily handled the Bobcats (0-8, 0-5) in Lewiston.

Jack Lousararian paced Bates with two goals.

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