HARTFORD, Conn. – Liz Clegg tied her season high with four goals Saturday to lead Bowdoin College to a 13-10 victory over Stevens in the second round of the NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse tournament Saturday at Trinity College.

The Polar Bears (16-3) set a program record for wins in a season and advanced to their third regional final appearance at 1 p.m. today against Trinity. Trinity beat Bowdoin 8-7 in the regular season on March 19.

Katy Dissinger had three goals and Katie Stewart and Carolyn Gorajek each added two goals and an assist for the Polar Bears. Katie Herter posted a team-high four draw controls, and goaltender Tara Connolly made seven saves.

Stevens (16-4) opened up a 4-0 lead 10:24 into the game as Michelle Buonacuore scored on a free position at the 24:36 mark and assisted Christine Smith on three straight goals over a stretch of 3:37.

Bowdoin’s Katie Stewart scored with 19:17 left in the first half to ignite a 4-0 run that tied the game with just under 10 minutes left in the first half.

Kara Rafferty scored two of three Stevens goals over the final 6:38 to help the Ducks go into halftime leading 7-5.

Stevens scored early in the second half for an 8-5 lead before Bowdoin erupted for five unanswered goals, beginning with a score by Celeste Swain from Carolyn Gorajek.

COLBY 6, HAMILTON 5: Tess Petesch scored with 13 seconds remaining to lift the Mules (15-4) over Hamilton (18-2) in an NCAA Division III regional at Cortland, N.Y.

The Mules will face Cortland State at 1 p.m. today in the regional final, with the winner advancing to the Final Four next weekend in New Jersey.

Colby fell behind 4-0 in the first half and trailed 5-2 about eight minutes into the second half before Lindsey McKenna started a comeback with a goal off an assist from Claire Donegan with 20:13 remaining.

Pistel tied the game with an unassisted goal with 2:29 to play, then caused a turnover with 25 seconds left, scooped up the ground ball and raced down the field to set up Petesch’s winner.


UNE 4, SIMMONS 0: Erin Lyons posted her fourth shutout of the season to help the Nor’easters (29-18) stay alive in the ECAC Division III New England championships with a victory over Simmons (25-17) at Keene, N.H.

UNE took the lead in the first inning when Casey Brigham singled up the middle and scored on a double to left field by Megan Gauger.

Allison Frazier and Ashley Gott each had an RBI double, and Maegen Johnson knocked in the final run with a single.


BOWDOIN STAYS ALIVE: Bowdoin (24-14) rallied in the 10th inning for a 6-5 victory over Amherst (25-10) in a NESCAC tournament elimination game at Amherst, Mass.

The Polar Bears earlier suffered their first loss in the double-elimination tournament when Tufts scored twice in the 12th inning for a 4-2 victory.

Jordan Edgett had two hits and three RBI for Bowdoin in the elimination game.

MAINE SWEEPS HARTFORD: Joey Martin’s two-run homer sparked a four-run first as Maine (25-21) completed a sweep against Hartford (4-40-1) with a 12-2 victory at Orono.

Martin and Fran Whitten each knocked in three runs as the Black Bears won the opener, 13-4. Whitten homered and Michael Fransoso had three hits and two RBI.