MEDFORD, Mass. — The 11th-ranked Colby College women’s lacrosse team outscored No. 4 Tufts 7-1 in the second half to score an 11-6 New England Small College Athletic Conference win over the Jumbos at Bello Field on Saturday.

Sara Miller scored three goals and Lexie Perticone had four assists to pace the Mules (4-1, 2-1 NESCAC). Sarah Evans took over in goal in the second half and finished with eight saves.

Kali DiGate and Brigid Bowser both scored twice for Tufts (4-1, 1-1 NESCAC).

SALEM ST. 10, UMF 8: Erin Riley had a hat trick to lead the Vikings to the win in Salem, Mass. Kristen Caso, Elizabeth Kozak and Courtney Smith added two goals apiece while Rachel Clasby had one. Chyenne Jackson stopped 19 shots for Salem State (2-0).

Ayla Allen led the Beavers (0-1) with four goals. Maddi Kadnar, Rhi Jackson, Carly Raymond and Mara Balboni scored one goal apiece. Kayla Burgess made seven saves.


TUFTS 11, COLBY 9: A late Mules comeback came up short as Colby (2-2, 1-2 NESCAC) fell to the defending nation champion and top-ranked Jumbos Saturday in Waterville.

Jake Gillespie paced a balanced Tufts (4-0, 2-0 NESCAC) scoring attack with a pair of goals, while Alex Salazar made 15 saves.

Derek Youngman and Kevin Seiler had three and two goals, respectively, while Tyler Will finished with 24 stops.


MAINE DROPS 2: The Black Bears completed their Florida swing with a pair of losses in Clearwater. Maine dropped a 5-3 decision to Central Connecticut State before falling 4-2 to Long Island University Brooklyn.

In Game One, the Black Bears ran into strong pitching from Laura Messina, who struck out 13 and gave up just one earned run. Maine was able to get on the scoreboard when Janelle Bouchard doubled to lead off the fourth inning. EmJ Fogel followed with a single. Jessica Burk then fouled out to the catcher on a play that Bouchard was able to tag and score on. Maine added two runs in the fifth when Felicia Lennon’s double brought in Sarah Coyne. Lennon later scored on an error. Annie Kennedy took the loss for Maine.

In the second game, Nicole Archer belted a two-run home run for the Blackbirds.

Bouchard had an RBI double for Maine. Alex Bogdanovich took the loss for Maine, which begins America East action Friday when it travels to take on the University of Maryland-Binghamton County.

UMF 6-3, UMPI 1-8: Jennifer Garrard hit a home run to lead the Beavers in Game One of a doubleheader split in Orono.

Garrard finished with two RBIs and a run scored for the Beavers in the first game. Meryl Bond and Natasha DeRoche each added a double and Bond had an RBI. Courtney Fowler earned the win, allowing one hit and one run while striking out six.

Carly Bell had the single for UMPI.

In Game Two, Sara Packard earned the pitching win, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out three. Carly Bell, Shannon Brown and Katie Patenaude each had two hits for UMPI (1-3).

Alison Hamilton had two hits for the Beavers (1-1). Kennadi Grover, Kiana Thompson, DeRoche and Garrard each had a single.


UMF 14-9, ALFRED STATE 8-8: Jimmy Neal earned the win in Game One and Sean Cabaniss had a perfect afternoon at the plate in the second game as the Beavers earned a sweep in the RussMatt Invitational in Frostproof, Fla.

Trailing 4-0 in Game One, the Beavers put up six runs in the first inning. Ethan Gouin had a two-run double inning the inning and Grayson Beressi added an RBI single. In the third inning, the Beavers added three more runs when Grady found the gap for a two-run double and Beressi had a sac fly. On the mound, Neal gave up four hits and struck out three in four innings.

In Game Two, UMF rallied for four runs in the top of the sixth inning. The one-out rally started with back-to-back singles by Cabaniss and Ben Keene, and then Grady doubled. Beressi cleared the bases with a two-run triple to give the Beavers a one-run lead. Cabaniss finished 4-for-4 with three RBIs.

MAINE 13, CORNELL 9: The Black Bears concluded their two-week Florida trip with a win at Lake Myrtle Park in Auburndale, Fla. Sam Balzano went 4-for-5 with three runs scored to lead the way.

Maine (8-13) scored seven runs in the bottom of the third inning. Jake Osborne, Balzano and Shane Bussey each hit a single to load the bases. Osborne scored when Luke Morrill reached on an error, Balzano scored on a sacrifice fly by Scott Heath and Brett Chappell walked to load the bases again. Brenden Geary singled, driving home Bussey. Both Morrill and Chappell scored on a single by Kevin Stypulkowski, who scored on a single by Brian Doran. Maine added three more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Heath went five innings on the mound to get the win for the Black Bears. He improves to 3-1.


HERSHEY, Pa. — Gardiner’s Daniel Del Gallo wrapped up his sophomore season at the University of Southern Maine Saturday by competing at the NCAA Division III National Championship tournament at the Giant Center.

Del Gallo opened the tournament with a 10-6 loss to second-seeded Derek Arnold of Ursinus and concluded it by dropping a 9-8 decision in the consolation round. He is just the seventh Husky to compete at nationals and finished the season with a 36-5 record.


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Colby’s Jeff Hale, of Waterville, placed 12th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14 minutes, 47.58 seconds Friday at the NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Track and Field championships.

Teammate Brian Sommers also notched a 12th place performance Friday, finishing the 400 in 49.86.

The women’s 1,600-meter relay team finished sixth and earned All-America status at the meet. Emily Doyle, Michaela Athanasopoulos, McKayla Blanch and Emily Tolman combined for a time of 3:53.12. Wisconsin won the event in 3:49.89.


LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Colby’s Mardi Haskell is an All-American for a second time after taking fourth place in the slalom at the NCAA Division I Championships. Haskell had a two-run time of 1:57.44. As a team, Colby finished seventh in the country in Alpine. Monica Huebner of Denver University won the event in 1:56.52.

Colby Nordic skier Olivia Amber placed 26th in the 15-kilometer classic mass start at the NCAA Division I skiing championships Friday on Mount Van Hoevenberg.

Amber, a sophomore, clocked a time of 51:53.9 competing amongst the 40-skier field.

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