FARMINGTON — Oakland native Mara Balboni scored her first three collegiate goals to lead the University of Maine at Farmington field hockey team to a 5-0 win over Rivier in a North Atlantic Conference game Saturday at Prescott Field.

Balboni, a Messalonskee graduate, scored the game-winning goal at the 11:21 mark of the first half when she tipped in a ball from Chelsea York.

Mt. Blue graduate Kaitlyn Bullen also scored and Gardiner native Kashley Weymouth added an assist for UMF (1-2-0).

Rivier dropped to 0-5-0.

Middlebury 4, Colby 0: Catherine Fowler and Lauren Greer each had a goal and an assist as the Panthers beat the Mules in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game in Waterville.

Alyssa Dimaio and Madeleine Despins also scored for Middlebury (3-0-0, 2-0-0 in the conference).

Michelle Burt had 16 saves for Colby (0-2-0, 0-2-0 in the conference).

Maine 6, Holy Cross 0: Cassidy Svetek scored a hat trick to lead the Black Bears to the non-conference win in Worcester, Mass. Annabelle Hamilton, Zoe Adkins and Hannah Keating each added goal for Maine which improves to 4-4-0 with its third straight win.

Men’s soccer

Middlebury 1, Colby 0, OT: Alvand Hajzadeh scored 39 seconds into overtime to lift the Panthers to the NESCAC win in Waterville.

Hajzadeh scored on a header with an assist credited to Ben Cole, who hit a shot off the crossbar.

Zach Abdu-Glas made one save to earn the shutout for Middlebury (2-1-0). Cody Funkhouser also stopped one shot for Colby (0-2-1).

Bowdoin 6, UMF 0: In Brunswick, the Polar Bears outshot the Beavers 43-2 en route to the non-conference win.

Michael Gale scored twice for Bowdoin (2-1-0) whle Eddie Jones, Hunter Clark, Zach Danssaert and Thomas Henshall each scored once.

Chris Roberts and Paul Dupre combined for 20 saves for the University of Maine at Farmington (1-3-0).

Women’s soccer

Middlebury 3, Colby 0: Messalonskee High School graduate Ali Omsberg scored a goal as the Panthers beat the Mules in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game in Waterville.

Rachel Madding and Hannah Robinson also scored, while Maddy Boston, Julia Favorito and Scarlett Kirk each had an assist for Middlebury (3-0-0).

Jayde Bennett and Emily Brooks each made four saves for Colby (2-1-0).

Husson 2, Thomas 0: Maranacook graduate Hannah Clough scored a goal to help the Eagles to the North Atlantic Conference win.

Desir’ee Hamler added a goal for Husson (1-0, 1-6-0) while Lawrence graduate Jess Poulin made four saves in goal.

Kate Thobodeau made 11 saves for Thomas (0-1, 2-4-0).

Women’s volleyball

Colby 3, Hamilton 1: Lily-Kramlich Taylor had 13 kills and three blocks to help the Mules sink Hamilton to earn their best start since 2005.

Kate Bellerose had 12 kills while Natalie Roy added 11 kills and 26 defensive digs Colby (5-0).

Brenna Corrigan led the Continentals (3-4) with 16 kills and 21 digs.

Women’s tennis

Thomas 5, Lyndon 4: The Terriers won two doubles matches and three singles matches to earn their first win of the season, in Lyndon Center.

The doubles teams of Sarah Marckoon and Dalia Williams, and Meaghan Keene and Jennifer Johnson earned wins. In singles play, Williams, Tyler Ventura and Marckoon earned singles wins.

Cross country

UMF Invitational: University of Maine at Farmington freshman Josh Wynne finished fourth, while teammate and Erskine Academy graduate Jackson Fortin finished fifth as the Beavers were third out of five teams at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington.

Wynne finished in 30 minutes, 39 seconds on the 8,000-meter course. Fortin finished in 30:58.

Junior Jamie Williams of Waterville was 20th and Kevin Lind of Augusta was 29th. UMF finished with 74 points behind, Colby-Sawyer (10) and Maine Maritime (12). Thomas was fourth with 80 points.

In the women’s meet, UMF’s Rachel Huber finished 10th as the Beavers took third.

Husson won the meet with 24 points, followed by Colby-Sawyer with 47.

Huber finished the 5,000-meter course in 23:49. Sophomore Cadyn Wilson of Hallowell was 16th in 24:36.


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