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 in over Connecticut College on Friday night in New England Small College Athletic Conference 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.

The Camels’ (16-5, 5-4 NESCAC) Tara Gabelman played just 14 minutes because of foul trouble, but still finished with a team-high 14 points and five rebounds.

Lyndon 62, UMF 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.

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.

Jean Stevens hit two home runs to lead the Maine offense.

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

Jean Stevens went 2-for-3 for Maine (0-2) while Katlin Norton scored the Black Bears’ lone run.

Sam Greiner earned the win for the Bulls, going six innings while giving up no runs and three hits to go along with eight strikeouts.

Skiing

Nordic: Jake Barton took 19th place for the Colby men while Lizzie Anderson was 30th for the women in the freestyle event at the Dartmouth College Carnival.

Barton finished in 27 minutes, 38.4 seconds over the 10K course. Other finishers for Colby were: Corey Park (24th, 27:54.6) and John Dixon (28th 27:58).

For the women, Anderson clocked in at 15:18.5 over the 5K course while teammate Molly Susla was 37th (15:43.7).

Alpine: Brian Morgan finished 20th in the giant slalom for the Colby men while Brittney Ziebel was the top finisher for the women.

Morgan had a two-run combined time of 1:52.3. Other Colby finishers were Craig Marshall (21st, 1:52.06), Jim Ryan (26th 1:52.81) and Matt McKenna (28th, 1:53.71).

For the women, Ziebell completed the course in 1:57.82. Also for Colby, Cassady Roberts was 23rd (1:58.11), Jeanne Barthold (31st, 1:59.39) and Katie Houser was 35th (2:00.43).


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