WATERVILLE — Lindsey McKenna scored with 31.2 seconds left in the second overtime to lift the Colby women’s lacrosse team to an 11-10 win over Bates College on Wednesday at Bill Alfond Field.

McKenna had five goals and one assists for Colby, which improve sto 11-3 overall and 7-3 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Katharine Eddy added two goals and two assists, while Kate Pistel had a pair of goals and Abby Hatch had three assists.

The Mules earned the foruth seed in the NESCAC playoffs and will face No. 5 Amherst at noon Saturday in the quarterfinals.

Wally Pierce and Blair Shrewsbury had three goals each for Bates (7-7, 4-6 in the conference).

After both teams scored a goal in the six-minute overtime session, McKenna finally ended the game after 11:29 of overtime when she took a pass in front from Eddy, turned and fired in the game-winner. Dana Swaffield scored Colby’s other overtime goal. Bates tied it in overtime on a goal by Moriah Greenstein.

New England College 13, UM-Farmington 9: The Pilgrims scored five straight goals to end the first half and held on to beat the Beavers in the first-round of the North Atlantic Conference playoffs in Farmington.

Emily Bamberger had five goals and an assist for New England College, which improves to 3-4 in conference play and advances to play No. 1 Castleton in the semifinals on Saturday. UMF ends the season 3-3 in the conference.

Eleni Hatsis and Meredith Merce each added two goals for New England College.

Ayla Allen led UMF with 3 goals and an assist, while Mara Balboni had three goals. Maddi Kadnar and Molly Carbin each chipped in with a goal and two assists. Lyndsey Grundy also had a goal for the Beavers.

Men’s lacrosse

Bates 13, Colby 12, 3OT: Jack Strain scored his sixth goal of the game with 2:23 left in the third overtime period as the Bobcats beat the Mules in the regular-season finale for both teams, in Lewiston.

Colby won the faceoff to start the third four-minute overtime period and called timeout with 3:07 left. Out of the timeout, John Grimaldi’s shot rang off the right post and Bates senior Dan Hines corralled it. He cleared the ball to Nick Ford, who passed to Straing, whose quick shot ended the game.

Colby finishes the season 6-9, 2-8 in the conference.

Bates is 7-6, 5-5 in the conference.


Bates 7, UM-Farmington 2: Davis had three RBIs as the Bobcats beat the Beavers in Lewiston.

Alex Parker added two RBIs for Bates (12-14)

Tom Grady had two hits for UMF (8-17). Zach Keene aded a double, an RBI and scored a run.

Husson 8-2, Thomas 0-1: Pat McEwen and Joe Dvilinsky pitched a pair of three-hitters to lead the Braves to the North Atlantic conference sweep in Bangor.

Waterville grad Kyle Bishop had a pair of hits and two RBIs for Husson in Game 1 as did Messalonskee grad Dylan Foster. Waterville graduate tim Locke went the distance and took the loss for Thomas in Game 2, allowing four hits while striking out five. Thomas is 13-21, Husson is 20-15.

Also Wednesday: Gardiner graduate Haley Huntington scored a goal as the Husson women’s lacrosse team upset No. 3 Colby-Sawyer 12-11 in the first-round of the North Atlantic Conference tournament, in New London, Conn. … Gardiner graduate Forrest Chadwick hit a home run in the University of Southern Maine baseball team’s 7-6 loss against Babson in Babson Park, Mass.

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