CLINTON, N.Y. — Eighth-ranked Colby College managed only 12 shots on goal, but all 12 resulted in goals as the Mules defeated No. 13 Hamilton, 12-10, in New England Small College Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse action Saturday afternoon.
Hamilton had a 36-17 advantage in total shots, and 27-12 in shots on goal. Both teams are now 1-1 overall and in the NESCAC.
Colby rallied from a 6-4 deficit to an 8-7 lead early in the second half. After Hamilton tied the game, the Mules ran off four straight goals for a 12-8 lead with 16:56 left. For the rest of the game, Hamilton had a 14-0 shot advantage, but scored only twice. Colby goalkeeper Claire Dickson made nine saves, and another shot hit the post.
Lindsey McKenna and Alex Mintz each scored four goals for Colby, and Katharine Eddy chipped in with a goal and five assists. For Hamilton, Caroline McCarthy had three goals and one assist.
THOMAS 15, WHEELOCK 3: Messalonskee graduate Miranda Tinsman scored four goals and added an assist to lead the Terriers to a season-opening win in Boston, Mass. Erin Nelligan and Brittany Premo scored three times apiece while Gardiner grad Jen Day scored twice. Brittany Fox and Waterville grad Jasmine Bishop combined for four saves in goal for Thomas while Wheelock’s Meghan Lewis had 31 saves.
COLBY 10, HAMILTON 9: Sophomore Alex Rutan scored to tie the game with 3:15 left, then punched in the game-winner with 1:24 to go as the Mules rallied to defeat the Continentals in NESCAC action in Waterville.
Rutan and Derek Youngman each scored three goals and Austin Sayre added two for Colby (2-0 overall, 2-0 NESCAC). The Mules trailed 8-4 late in the third quarter, but held Hamilton to one goal over final 18:58 of the game.
John Zimmerman led Hamilton (0-3, 0-2) with four goals, while Joe Ricciuti added three.
JOHNSON & WALES 13, THOMAS 5: The Wildcats scored six consecutive goals to start the second half to break open the game in Providence, R.I.
J&W led 3-2 at the half before putting the game out of reach. Chris Macchi led the Wildcats (1-2) with four goals and one assist, and Tyler Thompson also had five points, on a goal and four assists.
Caleb Runci finished with two goals and one assist for Thomas (0-2).
CINCINNATI-CLERMONT 69, CENTRAL MAINE CC 51: The Mustangs went cold from the floor in the second half and lost in the championship game of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II tournament in Uniontown, Pa.
CMCC completes its season at 25-3. The Mustangs were ranked No. 1 in the USCAA for much of the season. Cincinnati-Clermont ends up at 22-9.
The Mustangs shot 46 percent from the floor in the first half, and led 34-31 at the break. CMCC shot 21 percent after halftime and made only two field goals in a span of more than 11 minutes. The game marked only the fifth time all season CMCC was held under 70 points.
In the first half, CMCC led by as much as 32-24 on a layup by Lexi Larson with 2:42 to go. In the second half, the Mustangs led 39-33 on back-to-back baskets by Susie French (16 points, 11 rebounds).
Cincinnat-Clermont took the lead for good with a 10-0 run, with Dana Finney (10 points) hitting the go-ahead 3-pointer. After CMCC’s Maggie McConkey responded with a three, the Cougars came back with an 8-0 run for a 51-42 lead with 11:20 left.
Stacie Lee had game-high totals of 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Cougars. Ashley Keith contributed 18 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.
PENN STATE FAYETTE 77, UMAINE-AUGUSTA 54: On Friday, the Moose ended their season with a loss to the Roaring Lions in the consolation round of the USCAA Division II tournament in Uniontown, Pa.
After UMA got out to a 5-0 lead, Penn State Fayette led 40-20 at halftime, and UMA couldn’t get closer than 15 points in the second half.
Arreonte Lee paced UMA (15-12) with 24 points, 14 rebounds and six assists. Monmouth grad Jennifer Lola played only 16 minutes because of foul trouble, but still scored 12 points. Richmond grad Jamie Plummer added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Roaring Lions had four players score in double figures, led by Jill Guthrie and Caitlin Wontroba with 16 points apiece.
STONY BROOK 80, MAINE 54: Conference Player of the Year Jameel Warney scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds as No. 2 Stony Brook crushed seventh-seeded Maine in the America East tournament quarterfinals.
Carson Puriefoy added 14 points on 5 of 11 shooting for the Seawolves (22-9), who advance to face the winner of the Binghamton-Hartford quarterfinal.
Xavier Pollard had 11 points before fouling out with 10:25 remaining for the Black Bears (6-23), while Troy Reid-Knight scored 10.
Maine, which came in averaging a league-best 72.8 points per game and 45 percent shooting, shot a season-low 31 percent from the field, including just 3 of 19 from 3-point range.
SOUTH DAKOTA ST. 5, MAINE 3: Troy Black singled twice an doubled for the Black Bears but it wasn’t enough as they dropped the second game of a doubleheader in Port Charlotte, Fla. Kyle Silva added a pair of RBIs for Maine (3-10). South Dakota State is 8-5. Earlier in the day, Maine lost 12-5 to Presbyterian.