LEWISTON — Bates pulled out to a big lead, then hung on at the end to earn its first New England Small College Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse win of the season with a 13-12 upset victory over No. 12-nationally ranked Hamilton on Saturday at Garcelon Field.

Dana Swarz scored two of her team-high three goals to start a 4-0 run for the Bobcats (3-7, 1-6) to end the third quarter and increased Bates’ lead to 11-5. Sadie O’Neil’s goal with 9:11 left in the game made it 13-7 and finished up the scoring for Bates.

Olivia Seymour scored three of her game-high five goals in the fourth quarter for the Continentals (5-2, 3-2), including the final two goals of the game to draw within 13-12 with 4:03 left.

Cammie Lavoie made 13 saves in goal for Bates, and Maeve Luparello and Kaitlin Reed combined to stop six shots for Hamilton. Caroline Taggart, Trish Balser and Jordan Tveter each scored two goals for Bates.

UMF 17, SUNY POLY 6: Jade Petrie and Kaya Backman scored five goals apiece to pace the Beavers (2-7, 2-1 NAC) to a North Atlantic Conference victory over the Wildcats (0-7, 0-3) in Utica, New York.

Emma Brown added three goals and Emily Stinson notched three assists for University of Maine at Farmington, which led 6-2 after one quarter and 9-2 at halftime. Maddy TenKate made five saves in goal.


Molly Burdick scored four goals to lead SUNY Poly.

SOUTHERN MAINE 11, EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE 9: Kate Colvin scored four goals and Jennifer Darasz added three as the Huskies (8-3, 2-0 Little) held off the Warriors (5-4, 0-2) in Willimantic, Connecticut.

Kiaya Gatchell chipped in with a goal and three assists. Lewiston grad Cece Racine made 12 saves in goal for USM.

ST. JOSEPH’S 19, DEAN 6: Lydia Dexter recorded two goals and eight assists, and the Monks (12-0, 8-0 GNAC) jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter as they cruised to a win over the Bulldogs (3-9, 3-7) in Standish.

Carson Battaglia collected four goals and an assist, and Bridget Collins notched three goals and two assists. Shauna Clark, Brianna Paul and Cailyn Wesley each scored twice. Gray-New Gloucester grad Mackenzie Baston made a career-high four saves while playing the second half in goal for the Monks.

TRINITY 16, BOWDOIN 14: Christine Taylor and Lily Ives scored six goals apiece as the Bantams (8-3, 5-2 NESCAC) edged the Polar Bears (8-5, 3-5) in Hartford, Connecticut.


Sophia Sudano led Bowdoin with four goals and two assists. Annabelle Gursch added three goals and one assist.

COLBY 16, AMHERST 4: Elizabeth Hennessey had six goals and an assist to power the Mules (9-1, 5-0 NESCAC) past the Mammoths (6-4, 1-4) at Waterville.

Annie Eddy chipped in with three goals.

SALVE REGINA 14, UNE 10: Nicole Smith scored five goals as the Seahawks (6-2, 3-1 Commonwealth) downed the University of New England (2-10, 1-4) at Biddeford.

Anna Stowell collected six goals for UNE.



HAMILTON 10, BATES 4: Britt Defeo netted four goals to lead the Colonials (6-4, 3-4 NESCAC) over the Bobcats (0-10, 0-7) in Clinton, New York.

Rowan Bumbraugh and Justin Pearl each put up two goals and an assist for Hamilton. Will Heher and Troy Pollock added a goal apiece. Seamus Fagan made 24 saves in net.

Will Schinabeck’s two goals were a high for Bates. Jack Lousararian and Wil Masterson both had one goal, with Lousararian adding an assist. Spencer Wood stopped 12 shots.

EMMANUEL 13, ST. JOSEPH’S 12: The Saints (2-8, 1-4 GNAC) fought back from a four-goal deficit in the fourth quarter, then beat the Monks (3-9, 1-4) in overtime at Standish.

Max Lacy paced St. Joseph’s with four goals. Oak Hill grad Xavier Michaud, Timothy Goodfellow and Noah Tierney-Honan each scored twice. Gray-New Gloucester grad Brannon Gilbert made 13 saves.

KEENE STATE 28, SOUTHERN MAINE 11: Rex Maccarini scored five goals and Joe Nutting had four as the Owls (7-3, 3-0 Little East) cruised past the Huskies (2-5, 0-2) at Keene, New Hampshire.


Nick James tallied four goals and Tucker Nussinow added three for USM. Schuyler Wetmore had a goal and five assists. Oxford Hills grad Nathan Plourde made eight saves while getting the start in goal and playing into the fourth quarter.

AMHERST 12, COLBY 7: The Mammoths (5-5, 3-3 NESCAC) outscored the Mules (4-5, 1-5) by a 9-2 margin in the second half to rally for a win at Amherst, Massachusetts.

Bret Miller led Colby with two goals.

SALVE REGINA 17, UNE 8: Mason Barbone scored five goals and set up two others, and Pat Leary added four goals and three assists as the Seahawks (6-4, 4-0 Commonwealth Coast) pulled away from the University of New England (4-9, 0-4) at Biddeford.

Kyle Kennedy and Ryan Hazard each scored twice for UNE.



CMCC SWEEPS NORTHEASTERN CLUB: The Mustangs’ bats got going early in the first game and came through in the clutch in the second game as Central Maine Community College pulled off a doubleheader sweep of the Northeastern University club team by scores of 12-1 (five innings) and 7-4 in Auburn.

In the first game, the Mustangs scored four runs in the first inning, led by Emily Wormwood’s two-run triple, and three more in the second. Wormwood drove in three runs and Emily Sanfacon added two hits and two RBIs.

Avery Herrick pitched a five-inning no-hitter with seven strikeouts but did walk seven batters, including walking in the Huskies’ lone run of the game in the third.

In the second game, the Mustangs found themselves down 4-0 in the first inning but drew to within one, 4-3, after five innings. A four-run bottom of the sixth pushed them to victory. Wormwood had a two-run double in the sixth.

Oxford Hills grad Olivia Gallan had three hits and scored a run, and Monmouth grad Abby Ferland added two hits and an RBI. Olivia Scott pitched four innings of scoreless relief to earn the win, capping off a day that saw her collect three hits, five runs and two RBIs across the two games.

BATES DROPS PAIR TO COLBY: Three runs wasn’t enough in either game of a doubleheader for the Bobcats (5-10), who dropped both games to the Mules (13-8) in Waterville by scores of 9-3 and 10-3.


In the first game, Bates got off to a good start, scoring two runs in the top of the first. After Colby countered with four runs in the bottom half, the Bobcats scored their third run in the second to make it a 4-3 game. The Mules scored a run of their own in the second, then two each in the fifth and sixth innings.

Janell Sato collected three hits, including two doubles, and two RBIs for the Bobcats.

In the second game, Bates rallied back from an early 2-0 deficit with two runs in the third to tie the game 2-2. Colby answered with six runs in the fourth.

Sato drove in all three Bobcats runs and added a third double for the day. Sarah Cooke scored two of Bates’ runs.

UNE SPLITS: Makenzy Herron hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning and Abby Miner followed with a grand slam as the University of New England (10-14, 4-2 Commonwealth Coast) earned a doubleheader split against Endicott (12-6, 5-1) with a 6-1 win at Beverly, Massachusetts.

Jordan Strum pitched a four-hitter for the Nor’easters in Game 2. Edward Little grad had two hits and scored a run.


In Game 1, UNE took a 2-1 lead on Lindsay Joyal’s two-run single in the fifth, but Endicott got four runs in the sixth for a 5-2 win. Gray-New Gloucester grad Alie Martell allowed just one run in five innings while getting the start, and she added a hit and a run at the plate.

BOWDOIN LOSES TWICE: Kennedy Rogers blasted a three-run homer, Maura Keary also had three RBI and Trinity (12-6, 6-0 NESCAC) opened a doubleheader sweep against Bowdoin (8-11, 0-6) with a 16-6 victory in Brunswick.

Bowdoin’s Sydney Lang drove in two runs in each game, including a two-run homer in Game 2, which the Polar Bears lost 4-2.

ALBANY 5, MAINE 1: Maranda Jimenez broke a tie with an RBI double in the fourth inning and later added a home run as the Great Danes (13-11, 2-2 America East) defeated the Black Bears (5-25, 1-2) in Game 1 of a rain-delayed doubleheader in Albany, New York.

Gabby Papushka singled home Maine’s lone run in the first inning.

Game 2 was suspended in the fourth inning, with the game tied 3-3, and will resume Sunday before Game 3 of the weekend series.



UMF SPLITS WITH THOMAS: The Beavers (3-13, 1-1 NAC) took the first game 2-1 in seven innings before falling to the Terriers (5-17, 1-1 NAC) 22-5 in the second game of a doubleheader that opened North Atlantic Conference play for both teams at Colby College in Waterville.

In the first game, Riley Bartell singled home Oxford Hills grad Jonny Pruett with the winning run in the fifth for University of Maine at Farmington. Fellow Oxford Hills grad Troy Johnson earlier tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the second.

Will Harriman scattered seven hits in five innings for the win and Aaron Goschke struck out two in two hitless innings to earn the save.

In the second game, Thomas scored six runs apiece in the second and third innings to pull away. UMaine-Farmington was held scoreless until the fifth, when it scored a pair of runs, and scored its final three across the eighth and ninth innings.

The Beavers were held to five hits and used seven different pitchers. For the Terriers, Auburn native and Hebron Academy grad Ryan Kappelmann had a three run double, Winthrop grad Jackson Ladd had a hit and a run, and Edward Little grad Alex Avila pitched a scoreless inning of relief.


MAINE 13, NJIT 8: Connor Goodman drove in five runs and Joe Bramanti hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning as Maine outslugged NJIT in an America East baseball game in Orono.

Jake Marquez, Jeff Mejia and Scout Knotts each added two RBI for Maine (11-14, 8-3 America East). Matthew Pushard got the win in relief, striking out eight while allowing four hits and two runs over the final four innings.

David Marcano and Jared Donnelly homered for NJIT (13-12, 8-3).

TRINITY 8, BOWDOIN 6: The Bantams (9-8, 3-2 NESCAC) got home runs from Bennett Teceno, Sean Meth and Colin Mann and held off a late comeback by the Polar Bears (8-11, 1-1) in the first game of a rain-delayed doubleheader at Hartford, Connecticut.

Stephen Simoes went 4 for 4 and Bobby Pearl had two RBI for Bowdoin, which nearly erased a seven-run deficit.

SVOR NAMED NE10 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Lewiston grad and current Saint Anselm freshman Abigail Svor was named the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week after her performance in the Hawks’ match against Regis last Sunday.

Svor won at both No. 4 singles (6-1, 6-1) and paired with classmate Olivia Parzick to win at No. 2 doubles 8-3, earning two points for Saint Anselm in the match.

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