GORHAM – The St. Joseph’s softball team upped its winning streak to 15 games, sweeping the University of Southern Maine 11-2 and 6-1 on Tuesday.

The Monks (19-5) broke a 2-2 tie by scoring nine times in the fifth inning of the opener. Samantha Gray sparked the rally with a bases-loaded, pinch-hit triple. Freshman Kayla Vannah pitched a six-hitter with three strikeouts.

Christy Wezowicz held the Huskies (4-14) to five hits in the second game, walking one and striking out five. Emily Leverone drove in two runs for the Monks, finishing with four for the day.

 

UNE SWEEPS NEC: Marie Mantelli singled to drive in the winning run in the eighth inning of the second game as the Nor’easters (14-4, 9-1 Commonwealth Coast) won 5-4 to complete a sweep of New England College (2-14, 1-5) at Biddeford.

UNE won the opener 4-3, also in eight innings, on Julie Monteiro’s RBI single. Monteiro and Maegan Johnson each had two hits as UNE rallied from a 2-0 deficit.

Ashley Gott tripled home the tying run in Game 2 before scoring the winner on Mantelli’s hit.

 

HUSSON SWEEPS BATES: Husson (6-12) hit four home runs at Lewiston against the Bobcats (2-13) to post 7-5 and 8-4 victories.

Dorothy Cameron homered twice for the Eagles, and Diann Ramsey hit a two-run homer for Bates.

BASEBALL

ST. JOSEPH’S 7, BOWDOIN 3: Mike Burdin drove in two runs, and Chris Campbell went 3 for 5 and scored twice to lead St. Joseph’s (15-8) over Bowdoin (15-5) at Standish.

The Monks trailed 2-0 before scoring three in the fifth and four more in the sixth. Bowdoin’s Dan Hicks homered in the eighth.

 

USM 6, ENDICOTT 3: The Huskies (9-7) scored four runs in the fifth inning to rally past Endicott (13-8) at Beverly, Mass.

Mike Eaton sparked the rally with a two-run triple after singles by Roberto Valenti and Anthony Pisani.

USM tied the game 2-2 in the third on an RBI double by Nick Grady and an RBI single by Jordan Berthiaume.

 

COLBY 11, HUSSON 10: Ryan Conlon had a two-run homer in the first inning and the winning RBI single in the ninth to lead Colby (8-6) past Husson (14-14) at Bangor.

Conlon was 4 for 6 with four RBI and two runs, and Brandan Gallagher added three hits, including two doubles.

BATES 3, THOMAS 2: Mike Antonellis was the winning pitcher for the Bobcats at Waterville.

MEN’S LACROSSE

TUFTS 12, BATES 6: Tufts (8-0, 4-0 NESCAC) scored nine of the final 10 goals to defeat Bates (4-5, 0-5) at Lewiston.

Evan Bagley and Luke Charest paced the Bobcats with two goals each, all in the first period as Bates took a 5-3 lead.

 

NEC 20, USM 15: Matt Carey and Matt Vozzolo scored four goals apiece to lead New England College (4-6) over Southern Maine (2-5) at Henniker, N.H.

Kyle Baker had six goals, and Kayle Hamilton scored three goals with an assist for USM.

 

MAINE MARITIME 15, ST. JOSEPH’S 12: Chris Keiley scored five goals to lead Maine Maritime (2-3, 2-1 NAC) over St. Joseph’s (4-5, 1-2) at Standish.

Kody Peckham and Benson Pasquarello scored three goals apiece for the Monks.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

BATES 18, ENDICOTT 7: Bates (3-4) opened with a 9-1 run, then cruised to a victory over Endicott (7-2) at Lewiston.

Jenna Dannis had four goals and an assist for the Bobcats.

 

USM 11, FITCHBURG STATE 3: Jess Martineau had four goals and one assist to lead Southern Maine (4-4) over Fitchburg State (5-4) at Gorham.

Haley Jordan added three goals, and Mary Vaughan had two goals and two assists.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

BOSTON COLLEGE: Steve Donahue, who led Cornell to three straight Ivy League titles and to the Round of 16 in this year’s NCAA tournament, was hired the Eagles’ coach.

Donahue replaced Al Skinner, who was fired after 13 years in which he became the winningest coach in BC history.

 

TULANE: A person familiar with the decision said Citadel Coach Ed Conroy has agreed to fill the vacant coaching position at Tulane, replacing Dave Dickerson, who resigned last week after five seasons.

 

DEPAUL: Oliver Purnell left Clemson to become coach at DePaul. Purnell replaced Tracy Webster, who took over on an interim basis after Jerry Wainwright was fired in midseason.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

UMASS: Sharon Dawley is leaving Vermont to become the new coach at Massachusetts.

Dawley coached the Catamounts for seven seasons, winning back-to-back America East titles the last two seasons.

Dawley will succeed Marnie Dacko, whose contract was not renewed after eight seasons.