WATERVILLE — The sixth-ranked Colby College women’s lacrosse team will head into Sunday’s game against No. 1 Trinity unbeaten after a 12-3 win over Wesleyan University in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game Saturday.

Colby is 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the conference. The Mules are 18-1 over the last seasons at home, heading into their big test against Trinity (8-0, 5-0 in the conference). The game is scheduled for noon.

Lindsey McKenna had three goals and an assist for Colby, while Kate Pistel and Dana Swaffield had two goals and an assist each. Katharine Eddy had a goal, two assists, five draw controls and two ground balls for the Mules, and Sara Miller had two goals. Katie Griffin had a game-high three assists.

Wesleyan (3-7, 0-6 in the conference) scored all three of its goals on free-position shots. Kayla Ellman, Kaylin Berger and Abby D’Angelo all scored.

Colby-Sawyer 13, UM-Farmington 8: Caitlyn Whearty and Sara Berry each scored three goals to lead the Chargers in the North Atlantic Conference opener for both teams.

Carly Baker, Nichole Danehy and Adrienne Bender each scored two goals for Colby-Sawyer (3-6, 1-0 in NAC).

Mara Balboni scored two goals and had a team-high four grundballs to lead UMF (2-5, 0-1).

Ashley Reis and Caitlyn Whearty also scored two goals for the Beavers.

Castleton 16, Thomas 4: The Spartans scored 13 consecutive goals after the Terriers took a 2-0 lead and secured the NAC win in Castleton, Vt.

Jessica Taplin led Castleton (2-7 overall, 1-0 NAC) with three goals. Jenn Day, Ceara DiBiase, Erin Nelligan, and Miranda Tinsman had the goals for Thomas (5-4, 0-1)

Men’s lacrosse

Wesleyan 13, Colby 12: The Cardinals scored six goals in the final 11 minutes to rally for a NESCAC win over the Mules in Middletown, Conn.

Colby (4-5, 1-4 in the conference) lead 11-7 with with 10:54 left to play. The Cardinals scored three straight goals to cut it to 11-10 with 4:48 left. Ian Deveau scored for Colby to make it a two-goal game, but Wesleyan scored three goals in the final 2:41 to earn the win.

UM-Farmington 12, Green Mountain 1: Brandon Melville scored four goals as the Beavers cruised to the victory in Poultney, Vt.

Sean Berce and Jake Linkletter added two goals apiece for UMF (2-3 overall, 2-1 NAC). Berce also had four assists and TC Peters dished out three. Josh Smith had 10 ground balls and Ben Altmaier made 19 saves.

Green Mountain is 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the NAC.

Castleton 25, Thomas 2: Zach Davidson racked up six goals and four assists as the Spartans downed the Terriers in Castleton, Vt.

Jordan Marino and Sean Machin had the goals for Thomas (1-5 overall, 0-2 NAC). Jesse Morkeski made 22 saves. Castleton (6-3, 3-0) had a 73-6 advantage in shots.

Baseball

Thomas 5-7, Lyndon St. 4-4: Isiah Fleming and Cody Vigue each earned a save with clutch relief pitching as the Terriers swept the Hornets in Waterville.

In the opener, Thomas (3-11) scored all five of its runs in the first inning. Jake Chamblee got the win, and Fleming faced the minimum six batters over the final two innings for the save.

Derek Kane, Thomas Cameron, and Nate Peasley each had two hits for the Terriers in the nightcap. Eric Sucy earned the win, Dylan McNally came on to induce a double play and Vigue pitched a 1-2-3 seventh.

Castleton State 5-6, UMF 1-1: Connor Jackson pitched a no-hitter in the opener of a NAC doubleheader in Castleton, Vt.

Johnson struck out just two but got 14 groundball outs for the Spartans (10-5, 7-1 in NAC).

Tom Grady started for UMF (2-8, 1-5) in the opener and was relieved by Jory Humphrey, who allowed just one run in three innings.

In the second game, Joe Sullivan went 3-for-3 and Dustin McCrossin had an RBI double for the Beavers.

Trinity 8-10, Colby 1-0: The Bantams held the Mules to nine hits on the day as they swept the doubleheader in Hartford, Conn.

Nathan Ellis had three of Colby’s hits in the first game. Ellis also singled in game two. The Mules are 7-7.

Freshman John Meuchner pitched eight shutout innings for the win in the nightcap, allowing only one hit. Trinity is 14-8.

Softball

Colby 1-7, Bates 4-3: Megan Michie struck out 12 and didn’t issue a walk and Emily Schatz homered to lead the Mules to a victory in the second game of a NESCAC doubleheader in Lewiston.

Schatz had two home runs on the day for Colby (7-6, 2-1 in NESCAC). Hall-Dale graduate Carylanne Wolfington had a two-run double in the victory.

In the opener, Schatz hit a solo home run but it wasn’t enough for the Mules.

New England College 8-4, UM-Farmington 7-1: Taylor Belsito and Rebecca Allen each drove in two runs in the opener while Kiley Williams went 3 for 3 with three runs scored to pace the Pilgrims in Henniker, N.H.

Alyssa Hoot had an RBI double for the Pilgrims (3-11) in the second game.

Kaitlyn Barnett had four hits for UMF (2-3) on the afternoon. She also drove in three runs. Meryl Bond went 2 for 4 in the opener as well.

Thomas 6-1, Johnson St., 2-6: Faith Robinson pitched a complete game and Lauren Hachey went 4 for 4 with two doubles and three stolen bases as the Terriers won the opener on their way to a split of the doubleheader in Johnson, Vt.

Sam Moore drove in two runs and Ashlee Quirrion stole two bases for Thomas (2-14).

Johnson St. (3-5) took control of the second game with a five-run seciond inning.

Also Saturday: Waterville native J.T. Whitten his first carer collegiate home run to help the Husson baseball team sink Colby-Sawyer 8-5 in the second game of a NAC doubleheader in Bangor. … Skowhegan native Becca McCarty struck out six and four innings to help the Husson softball team blank Castleton 9-0 in the opener of a doubleheader in Castleton, Vt. McCarty also pitched two innings in the second game, striking out one in a 6-3 victory. … Gardiner Area High School graduate Forrest Chadwick had four hits, two RBIs and scored four runs as the University of Southern Maine baseball team swept a doubleheader against Eastern Connecticut, 7-5 and 14-4, in Mansfield, Conn. Messalonskee graduate Sam Dexter had four hits and an RBI and scored three runs in the second game for USM, while Erskine graduate Nick Grady had four hits, three RBIs and scored three times in the doubleheader. … Cony High School graduate Morgan Beede finished 12th in the 3,000-meters for the University of Southern Maine witha time of 10 minutes, 46.88 seconds in at meet at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. … Gardiner grad Haley Huntington had four goals as the Husson women’s lacrosse team edged Green Mountain, 9-8.

 

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