WILLAMSTOWN, Mass. — Chelsea MacNeil scored a pair of power-play goals Saturday as fourth-seeded Bowdoin College advanced to the finals of the New England Small College Athletic Conference women’s hockey tournament with a 4-2 win over Colby.
MacNeil snapped a 2-2 tie midway through the third period, and Ariana Bourque added an insurance goal with 5:59 remaining.
Schuyler Nardelli had a goal and an assist and Lan Crofton made 21 saves for Bowdoin (13-10-3), which will face third-seeded Williams in Sunday’s championship game.
Megan Fortier and Delaney Flynn scored for seventh-seeded Colby (10-14-2).
BOWDOIN 5, TRINITY 4: John McGinnis had two goals and an assist, Max Fenkell made 34 saves and the fifth-seeded Polar Bears (16-8-2) advanced to the NESCAC title game for the seventh time, holding off top-seeded Trinity (21-5) in a semifinal at Hartford, Conn.
Bowdoin will face second-seeded Amherst for the championship Sunday afternoon.
Jay Livermore and Kyle Lockwood added two assists apiece for Bowdoin, which grabbed a 4-1 lead with three goals in a 7½-minute span of the second.
Trinity got two back in the last four minutes of the period, but Connor Quinn gave the Polar Bears breathing room at 6:49 of the third.
CINCINNATI-CLERMONT 69, CENTRAL MAINE CC 51: Stacie Lee had 20 points and 14 rebounds, Ashley Keith added 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and the Cougars (22-9) pushed past the Mustangs (25-3) in the USCAA Division II championship game at Uniontown, Pa.
Cincinnati-Clermont outscored CMCC 18-3 during a four-minute span of the second half, taking a 51-42 lead with 13:31 remaining.
Susie French had 16 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Mustangs.
PRESBYTERIAN 12, MAINE 5: Brad Zebedis drove in four runs and the Blue Hose (7-7-1) took advantage of five errors to beat the Black Bears at Port Charlotte, Fla.
Patrick Coughlin had a two-run double for Maine. Starting pitcher Jacob Deschesnes was knocked out during a six-run fourth inning.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 5, UMAINE 3: The Jackrabbits (8-5) scored three runs in the first inning and held off a late rally by the Black Bears (3-10).
Troy Black was 3 for 4 and Kyle Silva drove in two runs for Maine.
BOWDOIN 17, AMHERST 15: Franklin Reis had five goals and three assists to lead the Polar Bears (3-0, 2-0 NESCAC) past the Jeffs (1-1, 1-1) at Brunswick.
Peter Reuter added four goals and an assist, and Connor Laughlin made 25 saves.
COLBY 10, HAMILTON 9: Alex Rutan’s goal with 1:24 remaining gave the Mules (2-0, 2-0 NESCAC) a victory over the Continentals (0-3, 0-2) at Waterville.
Rutan finished with three goals, and Derek Youngman had three goals and an assist. Colby goalie Tyler Wills made 27 saves.
UNE 11, PLYMOUTH STATE 9: Patric Wolfe and Dan Auger scored three goals each to lead the Nor’easters (2-2) to a win over the Panthers (0-1) at Biddeford.
UNE scored six consecutive goals to erase a 6-3 halftime deficit. Joe Medel earned his first win with 10 saves.
WESLEYAN 10, BATES 9: Aiden Daniel scored three goals to lead the Cardinals (3-0, 2-0 NESCAC) over the Bobcats (0-2, 0-2) at Middletown, Conn.
Jack Allard had two goals and an assist for Bates. Charlie Kazarian made 12 saves.
CURRY 7, SOUTHERN MAINE 6: Harrison Foster scored with 1:11 remaining to lift the Colonels (3-1) over the Huskies (0-3) at Milton, Mass.
Austin Watts scored twice for Southern Maine, with his second goal putting the Huskies up 6-5 with 8:48 to play. Connor Arnold tied with his third goal of the game just over two minutes later.
COLBY 12, HAMILTON 10: The Mules (1-1, 1-1 NESCAC) scored four straight goals early in the second half to pull away from the Continentals (1-2, 1-1) at Clinton, N.Y.
Katherine Eddy started Colby’s outburst, breaking an 8-8 deadlock. She finished with a goal and five assists. Lindsey McKenna had four goals and an assist, and Alex Mintz also scored four goals.
BATES 12, WESLEYAN 8: Cara Cappellini scored three second-half goals to propel the Bobcats (3-1, 1-1 NESCAC) over the Cardinals (1-2, 0-2) at Lewiston.
Cappellini finished with five goals and an assist. Moriah Greenstein added three goals and two assists.
AMHERST 9, BOWDOIN 4: Krista Zsitvay scored four goals to lead the Jeffs (3-0, 2-0 NESCAC) over the Polar Bears (1-2,0-2) at Amherst, Mass.
Lindsay Picard, Jordan Smith, Betsy Sachs and Megan O’Connor scored for Bowdoin.