HENNIKER, N.H. — Waterville grad Kayla Tuttle scored in the 49th minute to lead the University of Maine at Farmington to a 1-0 win over New England College in North Atlantic Conference women’s soccer action Saturday.

Tuttle’s goal came on a header off a corner kick by Mt. Blue grad Ava Amador. Beth Lebel and Cony grad Amy Jones each played a half in goal for UMF (5-4-1 overall, 4-0-0 NAC).

Tricia Sardagnola finished with 10 saves for NEC (4-7-2, 2-2-0).

Colby 1, Wesleyan 0:  Amelia Barnett’s first collegiate goal was the difference, and the Mules took the New England Small College Athletic Conference win in Middletown, Conn.

Ruthie Hawley dished her team-best third assist of the season to Barnett, who released a low shot into the back right corner for the score at 63:50.

Emily Brook made eight saves for Colby (3-4, 1-4 NESCAC), with four in each half.


Colby-Sawyer 3, Thomas 0: Karley Hamilton earned her ninth shutout of the season as the Chargers defeated the Terriers in New London, N.H.

Hamilton made two saves for the win. Kate Thibodeau had 18 saves for Thomas (3-8 overall, 1-3 NAC)

Marion James, Michelle Upham, and Tallon Tomasi scored the goals for Colby-Sawyer (10-2, 3-0).

Adrienne Bender and Heather Faasse added assists.

Men’s soccer

Thomas 2, Colby-Sawyer 1: Kenny Cano’s second half goal helped the Terriers take the North Atlantic Conference win in New London, N.H.


Cano scored the eventual game-winner in the 68th minute after receiving a pass from Tre Ming.

Colby-Sawyer took a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute when Isaac Nichols collected a rebound from an Andrew Clothier strike that was tipped by the keeper and bounced off the crossbar. Nichols controlled the ball and put it into the back of the net for his first tally of the season. The Terriers found the equalizer in the 30th minute when senior Paul Rechichi scored on a penalty kick.
Thomas (5-4-1, 2-1 NAC) goalie Mikkail Crockwell made six saves. Colby-Sawyer (6-4, 2-1) keeper Nick Austin had four stops.

Rob Lucas had a goal and an assist to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Pilgrims downed the Beavers in Henniker, N.H.

Sebastian Manteau, Zak Harris, Sebastian Andersson, and Brandon Guidotti also scored goals for NEC (7-3-1 overall, 4-0-0 NAC). Robert Millard made seven saves for the win.

Ronie Morales had five saves for UMF (2-5-1, 0-2-1).

Wesleyan 1, Colby 0, 2OT: Matt Lynch’s goal in the second overtime led the Cardinals to the NESCAC win in Middletown, Conn. Emmeyy McConnell made six saves for Wesleyan (4-3, 4-1) while Cody Funkhouser had five for Colby (3-5, 0-5).


 Field hockey

Wesleyan 2, Colby 1, OT: Hannah Plappert scored a goal in regulation then added the game-winner in an overtime shoot-out in Middletown, Conn. Erin Maguire scored for Colby off an initial shot by Caitlin Murray.

Wesleyan goalie Sara Grundy made 13 saves, including a potential game-tying goal in the shoot-out, while Sarah Evans made one save for Colby. Wesleyan is 4-4 overall and 3-2 in NESCAC play while Colby is 5-3 and 2-3.

Albany 2, Maine 1: The Great Danes scored a pair of first-half goals and made the lead stand up in an America East game in Orono. Skowhegan graduate Nicole Sevey scored for Maine assisted by Nokomis grad Marissa Shaw. Maxi Primus made four saves for Albany (10-1, 1-0) while Natasha Ford had nine saves for Maine (5-5, 1-1).

Husson 5, Thomas 0: Nokomis grad Sabrina Vaillancourt scored a pair of goals to lift the Eagles to a homecoming victory over the Terriers in Bangor.

Taylor Lovley, another Nokomis grad, assisted on one of Vaillancourt’s goals. Britt Mellor had two goals and Skowhegan grad Liz Noddin added one. Maicee Gustin finished with 14 saves to earn the shutout for Husson (7-3 overall, 4-0 NAC).


Sofia Sourgiadakis had 13 saves for Thomas (5-5, 2-2).

Cross country

Colby sweeps home meet: Tom Barry finished in second place while teammates Alan Ottenstein and Tom O’Donnell finished right behind him to help the Colby College men’s cross country team win the Colby Men’s Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.

The Mules finished with a team score of 24 in a field of seven teams. Barry finished in 28:55, Ottenstein was at 29:00, and O’Donnell took fourth in 29:03. Sam Crimmins took eighth for the Mules in 29:43 and Dave Murphy was 10th in 29:58.

The Colby College women had six runners in the top 12 to win the team title and Husson University’s Chrissy Larrabee won the race at the Colby Women’s Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.

Sophie Weaver finished in sixth place in 21 minutes, 10 seconds over the 5-kilometer course to help the Mules win the event with a team score of 25. Mackenzie Hitchcock took seventh in 21:19, Shannon Oleynik placed eighth with a 21:22, and Laurel Whitney took 10th in 21:42.

Also Saturday: Cony graduate Briar Beede finished third overall to lead the University of Southern Maine cross country team to a third place finish in the 11-team Keene Invitational.

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