Elyse Caiazzo scored four goals and the St. Joseph’s women’s lacrosse team cruised to a 17-1 win over the University of St. Joseph on Sunday at Deering High School.

The Monks improved to 12-3 overall, 8-1 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. They earned the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament and will play Norwich in the quarterfinals at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Kayla Kelly and Jackie Wilson each added three goals for the Monks.

Charlotte Eberhardt scored for the Blue Jays (3-10, 0-9).


USM SWEPT BY UMASS- DARTMOUTH: Emily Colton hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Corsairs (20-17, 6-7 Little East) to a 3-2 win in the first game of a doubleheader in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Brooke Cross had three hits in the first game for Southern Maine.

Maxine Vincent’s RBI single in the ninth gave UMass-Dartmouth a 4-3 win in the second game.

BRANDEIS SWEEPS COLBY: The Judges (13-16) scored eight runs in the top of the sixth inning and beat the Mules (11-19) 11-0 in the first game of a doubleheader in Waterville.

Allison Hecht drove in four runs, while Madison Hunter and Keri Lehtonen each had three hits for Brandeis, which also won the second game, 5-2.

Katie McLaughlin had two hits and drove in a run in the second game for Colby.

TUFTS SWEEPS BATES: The Jumbos (19-14, 7-4 NESCAC East) scored three runs in the third inning and beat the Bobcats (10-17, 1-10) 3-1 in the first game of a doubleheader in Medford, Massachusetts.

Kristin Pelletier pitched a strong game for Bates, allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out one in six innings.

The Jumbos completed the sweep with a 14-1 win in five innings.

Maddie Inlow had two hits for Bates.

ST. JOSEPH’S SPLITS WITH ALBERTUS MAGNUS: Kaylee Burns drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh as the Monks (20-14, 17-4 GNAC) beat the Falcons (26-12, 14-7) 3-2 in the first game of a doubleheader in New Haven, Connecticut.

The Monks trailed 2-1 going into the sixth, but Jennifer Murphy drove in a run with a groundout to tie the game.

The Falcons won the second game, 6-0.

BINGHAMTON 10, MAINE 2: Kate Richard hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the first and the Bearcats (21-21, 11-2 America East) beat the Black Bears (16-21, 10-4) in Vestal, New York.


USM 4, WESTERN NEW ENGLAND 1: Sam Stauble hit an RBI triple in the fifth inning, when the Huskies (25-8) scored three times in a win over the Golden Bears (21-5) in Gorham.

Southern Maine took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Dylan Hapworth.

Tyler Leavitt earned the win, allowing one run on five hits while striking out four in 61/3 innings.

STONY BROOK 12, MAINE 6: The Seawolves (20-21, 8-7 America East) scored seven times in the second inning on their way to a win over the Black Bears (15-23, 3-9) in Stony Brook, New York.

Tyler Schwanz had two hits, including a triple, and drove in three runs for Maine.

BATES SPLITS WITH PLYMOUTH STATE: Brendan Smith pitched a shutout, allowing three hits, to lead the Bobcats (13-12) to a 1-0 win over the Panthers (16-18) in the second game of a doubleheader in Lewiston.

Smith walked one and struck out five.

Jack Arend grounded out to first base to drive in Will Sylvia in the bottom of the second inning.

Plymouth State won the first game, 7-1.


LITTLE EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS: The University of Southern Maine women won their 18th consecutive Little East Conference championship on Saturday at the New England Alliance/LEC Championships meet at Westfield State University.

The Huskies won five events and posted 20 top-three results to tally 188 points and take the team title over runner-up Rhode Island College (113). Jazmyn Sylvester-Cross won the 10,000-meters in 42:13.53 and Jasmine Boyle won the 5,000 in 18:48.99. Boyle added a runner-up finish in the 1,500 (4:53.63).

Neka Dias, Liz O’Neal and Molly Gibeault also won individual titles. Dias won the 100 hurdles in 14.48, O’Neal won the 400 hurdles (1:03.53) and Gibeault won in the pole vault (11 feet, 73/4 inches).

The USM men also won the conference title, becoming just the second team to win the Little East cross country, indoor track and outdoor track championships in the same school year. The Huskies won their third straight outdoor title, finishing with 185 points. UMass-Dartmouth was second with 118.5.

The Huskies won seven events, including six individual titles. First-place finishers for USM were Ben Foster in the 10,000 (33:54), Jared Marshall in the 110 hurdles (14.93); Nick Harriman in the 5,000 (15:59.17); Ron Helderman in the pole vault (14-11); Connor Harris in the long jump (23-0); and Drew Gamage in the triple jump (47-7). The 1,600 relay team of Zach Miller, Trey Rogers, Jonathan Hendrickson and Marshall also won in 3:22.77.