Staff report

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The University of Maine men’s ice hockey team fell behind by three-goals in the first period and couldn’t complete the comeback, losing to Providence College 4-3 in a Hockey East game Friday at Schneider Arena.

Maine had a six-game winning streak snapped and falls to 16-9-3, 11-8-2 in Hockey East play. Providence improves to 11-14-2, 9-10-1 in the conference.

Providence took a 1-0 lead at 9;23 of the first period when Matt Bergland pushed in a rebound of a shot by Tim Schaller. Berland made it 2-0 at 12:26 and Shane Luke made it a three-goal game at 18:22.

Maine got on the board with a goal by Matt Mangene 3:57 into the second period. Spencer Abbott then scored his 16th goal of the season to make it a two-goal game at 18:08.

Providence extended its lead to 4-2 when Tim Schaller beat Maine goalie Dan Sullivan (28) saves at 7:02 of the third period. Joey Diamond scored the final goal of the game for Maine.

Colby 7, Trinity 4: The Mules scored three goals in the third period and held on to win a New England Small College Athletic Conference game in Waterville.

Scott Harff, Nate Morgan and Chris Buonomo all scored in the third for Colby. Harff added a goal in the first period and Mike Doherty and Dan Nelson scored in the second.

Matt Delaney stopped 34 shots to earn the win.

Women’s basketball

Colby 71, Connecticut College 56:  Jil Vaughan and Rachael Mack combined for 35 points and 24 rebounds as the Mules took an important win over Connecticut College in Waterville.

Vaughan had 18 points on 8-for-14 shooting, 15 rebounds, three assists, and three blocked shots. Mack added 17 points on 6-for-12 shooting, had nine rebounds, four assists, and two blocks for Colby (17-5, 6-3 NESCAC). Jacky McLaughlin added 13 points, while Aarika Ritchie finished with eight points and six assists for the Mules.

Lyndon 62, UM-Farmington 55: Donna Lawson had 24 points and 24 rebounds to lead Lyndon to the North Atlantic Conference win in Lyndon, Vt.

Chelsea Watson added 14 points for Lyndon (8-13, 6-8 NAC). Kenni Norton led UMF (8-13, 7-8) with 13 points. Paige Saunders had 11 rebounds for the Beavers.

Thomas 63, Johnson State 57: Karin Bird scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Terriers won in Johnson, Vt.

Jasmine Bishop of Waterville added nine points and 13 rebounds for Thomas (4-17, 4-11 in the conference).

Men’s basketball

Conn College 55, Colby 54: Matt Vadas scored 15 points, including the game-winning shot with 1.8 seconds left as Conn. College won a NESCAC game in Waterville.
Ben Foreman had 23 points to lead all scorers for Colby (6-16, 1-8 in the conference).

UM-Farmington  74, Lyndon State 64: Pet Sumner scored 19 points as the Beavers won in Lyndon Center, Vt.
Ben Johnson added 12 points for UMF.

Softball

Southern Illinois 5, Maine 4: The Black Bears were unable to hold a 4-3 lead with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, and the Redbirds took the win in Tampa, Fla.

Jessica Burk hit a game-winning two run home run for Southern Illinois with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.

South Florida 8, Maine 1: South Florida scored four runs in the first inning and cruised to the win in Tampa, Fla.

Boys basketball

Hampden 64, Messalonskee 50: The host Broncos took a 27-13 halftime lead and never looked back on their way to the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference A win Thursday. Messalonskee (2-16) was led by Gage Landry with 15 points.

Girls basketball

Lisbon 48, Carrabec 44: The Cobras made a late charge, outscoring the Greyhounds 15-7 in the fourth quarter, but came up short in the Mountain Valley Conference game.

Emma Pluntke had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Carrabec (4-14) while Mercedes Andrews and Jocelyn Jackson each scored nine.


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