NEW LONDON, N.H. — Freshman Matt Potter of Waterville scored his first career goal as the University of Maine at Farmington defeated Colby-Sawyer 4-1 in North Atlantic Conference men’s soccer play Saturday afternoon.

Also scoring for UMF were fellow Waterville native Sean Raph, Jordan Hale and Mike Kelly. Joc Caldwell assisted on Hale’s goal and Tennessee Peters had four saves. The Beavers moved to 4-4 overall and 2-1 in the conference with the win.

Clay Allen gave Colby-Sawyer (2-7-1, 0-2-1) an early 1-0 lead. Will Berry finished with six saves for the Chargers.

Trinity 2, Colby 0: Dan Mayernick and Anthony El-Hachem each scored goals to lead Trinity in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game in Hartford.

Peter Quayle had three saves for Colby (4-3-0) while Grant Schonberg had two for Trinity (5-1-2).

Colby next plays at Wesleyan today at 2:30 p.m.


New England College 3, Thomas 0: Three different players scored to lead the Pilgrams in a North Atlantic Conference game in Henniker, N.H.

Sean Walsh, Julian Yourawski and Diego Saldeno all scored for New England College (5-4-1).

Mikkail Crockwell had nine saves to lead Thomas (4-3-0).

Women’s soccer

Trinity 2, Colby 1: Shawna Altdorf scored with 1 minute left in regulation and then added the game-winner in overtime to lift Trinity in a NESCAC game in Hartford.

Maddie Tight scored the lone goal for Colby (4-3-0) in the first half off an assist from senior captain Emily Moos.


The lead stood until Atldorf forced overtime when she scored off an an assist from Katie Gilberson late in regulation.

New England College 3, Thomas 0: Kristen Walker scored two goals as the Pilgrims blanked the Terriers in a North Atlantic Conference game in Henniker, N.H.

Veronica Hytner also scored for NEC (5-4-1 overall, 1-2 NAC). Kate Thibodeau had 10 saves for Thomas (1-9, 1-3).

UMaine-Augusta 7, Vermont Tech 0: Jenn Lola scored four goals and Elora Hixon added a pair to lead UMaine-Augusta in Randolph, Vt.

Alyssa Betts scored a goal and added two assists for UMA (6-5-1) as well. Danielle White needed to make just one save to earn the shutout.

Abigail Sendsae had 17 saves for Vermont Tech (1-9-0).


Field hockey

Maine 4, Albany 3: Kelly Newton scored 2:53 into overtime to give the Black Bears a win in their America East opener, in Orono.

The win was the 11th straight for Maine, which improved to 11-1-0. Albany falls to 8-4-0.

Maine took a lead 58 seconds into the game on a goal by Jocelyn Mitchell. Newton pushed it to 2-0 before the end of the first half. Albany tied it on a pair of goals by Christina Patrick. Stephanie Gardiner gave Maine the lead back, but Albany tied it on a goal by Daphne Voormolen.

St. Joseph’s 1, UMaine-Farmington 0: TJ Cowin scored 11:11 into the second half as the Monks held off the Beavers in Standish.

Cowin carried the ball almost the entire length of the field before scoring her 10th goal of the season. Meaghan Johnson made six saves for St. Joe’s (6-2 overall, 4-0 NAC), including three in the final minute. The Monks have now won 22 consecutive regular season conference games.


Curran Brierley had five stops for UMF (4-4, 3-1).


Tufts 3, Colby 0: Kate Bellerose had six kills and Kate Pleasants added 19 assists, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Tufts at Bowdoin College.

Tufts took the games 25-15, 25-13, 25-19.

Peasants also added eight defensive digs and three service aces for the Mules (5-7).



VASSALBORO — Tommy Sterling of Southern Maine Community College won a one-hole playoff to take medalist honors at the Yankee Small College Conference golf championship.

Sterling shot a 76 and won the first-playoff hole against Ben Ellis of the University of Maine at Machias.

New Hampshire Tech. won the team title with a total of 336. Southern Maine CC was second at 341. The University of Maine at Augusta finished fifth at 381. Matt Tarrio finished tied for sixth with an 85 and Phil Fernald was tied for 8th with an 86.

Women’s cross country

Colby wins invite: The Mules placed five of the top six runners overall to win the Colby Women’s Cross Country Invitational. The Mules finished with 20 points, followed by St. Joseph’s (41), Thomas (72) and Unity.

Former Winthrop standout runner Anna Doyle finished second overall in 20 minutes, 50 seconds for the Mules. Kylie VanBuren was second in 21:13.


Thomas senior Sarah Estes had the top time for the Terries. She finished in 13th in 25:12. David Tirabassi led the Thomas men with a 12th place finish (32:18).

Men’s cross country

Colby finishes first at invitational: Colby junior Tom Letourneau finished first and teammate David White took second as the Mules finished with 26 points to win the Colby Men’s Cross Country Invitational in Waterville.

St. Joe’s was second with 61, followed by Unity (66) and Thomas (79).

Letourneau finished in 29:28, while White finished in 30:15. Unity’s Taylor Noble was fourth at 30:25.


Also Saturday: Maranacook grad Tia Levins scored her team-high eighth goal of the season as Franklin Pierce defeated No. 10 Bentley, 2-0, in field hockey action. Levins now has 25 goals in her career, which is one short of the school’s all-time record.

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