Two local field hockey teams remained undefeated, including defending national Division III champion Bowdoin.

The Polar Bears (5-0) moved up to No. 2 in the national coaches’ poll after beating nationally-ranked Middlebury 3-2 in overtime, and Williams 3-1 last weekend

Few Mainers occupy roster spots for Bowdoin, but junior midfielder Kassey Matoin, of Sanford High, has recorded two assists.

The University of New England (9-0) is not ranked in the top 20, but the Nor’easters are off to a strong start under first-year coach Danielle Ryder (previously an assistant at Vermont and Tufts).

UNE will not play Bowdoin this year. The Nor’easters’ one game against a NESCAC team was a 2-0 win over Colby.

The Nor’easters are at UMaine-Farmington (4-2) today.

 

IN FOOTBALL, Maine Maritime Academy improved to 3-0 with another convincing victory, beating Fitchburg State 40-7 last Saturday. The Mariners have outscored their opponents, 103-33.

In Saturday’s win, junior defensive back Wade Severance of Bonny Eagle High led with nine tackles.

Sophomore John Regis of Old Orchard Beach recorded three sacks, and junior Joel Chadbourne of Westbrook had one. Freshman Michael Burgess of Greely High blocked a punt.

The Mariners play at Worcester State (4-0) on Saturday.

Husson College (0-3) lost in another romp, 72-0 to Wesley. The Eagles have been out-scored 212-26. They welcome Becker (0-4) at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Despite Bowdoin’s 24-21 loss, the Polar Bears (0-1) had to be encouraged to give defending league champion Williams a tough game.

 

HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS were announced by the University of Southern Maine and Southern Maine Community College.

USM held its ceremony last Saturday, inducting six new members: baseball standout Burnall Page (Class of 1952), All-New England soccer player David Giles (1980), Little East Conference soccer player of the year Debbie Jandreau Gendron (1999), three-time All-Little East basketball first-team selection Tracy Lizzotte (1999), All-Region softball player June Lavallee Ponitz (2000) and All-Little East field hockey and softball player Becky Manson-Rioux (2003).

SMCC is inducting two baseball players into its Hall of Fame on Oct. 15: Anthony D’Alfonso (2007) and the late Bob Doyle (1971).

D’Alfonso was a two-time Yankee Small College Conference Player of the Year, and went on to become a Division III All-American for USM.

Doyle was a two-time All-Conference pitcher and later coached at St. Joseph’s College.

 

FRESHMAN AMBER DOSTIE fared well in her cross country debut for St. Joseph’s College.

Dostie, from Standish and Bonny Eagle High, finished second in the Rivier College Invitational, covering the 5K course in 19:32. She was the fastest Division III runner in the race, and her time was the second fastest ever by a Monks runner.

 

AT THE USM GOLF Invitational at the Gorham Country Club last weekend, Endicott College took first, edging Husson by two points.

Endicott junior Jack Wyman of Falmouth High won individual honors, scoring a 72-69 — 141.

 

BATES COLLEGE enjoyed success on the cross country trails and soccer field.

The Bobcats won the 26-team Codfish Bowl meet in Massachusetts. Junior James LePage of Greely High was Bates’ No. 4 runner, finishing the 8K course in 13th place (26:32).

In men’s soccer, junior John Murphy of Yarmouth scored two goals in a 2-0 win over Thomas. Murphy leads the Bobcats with four goals and an assist.

 

Staff Writer Kevin Thomas can be contacted at 791-6411 or at: [email protected]

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