November 17, 2013

Maine Colleges: Bowdoin advances in NCAA field hockey

The Polar Bears beat SUNY New Paltz 5-2 in a second-round game.

From Staff Reports

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Katie Riley scored three goals and also had an assist Saturday to lead Bowdoin to a 5-2 win over SUNY New Paltz in the second round of the NCAA Division III field hockey tournament.

Rachel Kennedy added a goal and an assist, and Emily Simonton also scored for Bowdoin (15-3), which will face Montclair State at 1 p.m. Sunday. 

UNE 2, BRIDGEWATER STATE 1: Brooke Marshall redirected a shot by Hannah Warren with 1:58 left in the second overtime to lift the second-seeded Nor’easters (16-6) over the third-seeded Bears (16-6) in the semifinals of the ECAC Division III New England tournament at Plymouth, N.H.

UNE took the lead 20 minutes into the game when Hannah Tavella scored off a deflection. Bridgewater tied it 14 minutes into the second half.

The Nor’easters will face top-seeded Plymouth State in the championship game at noon Sunday.


BOWDOIN 3, CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT 1: Kiersten Turner, Maggie Godley and Molly Popolizio scored second-half goals as the Polar Bears (12-3-1) rallied past Christopher Newport (14-4-2) in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament at Montclair, N.J.

Turner tied the match in the 61st minute off a cross from Demi Feder. Godley’s first goal of the season just two minutes later put Bowdoin ahead, and Popolizio scored in the 71st minute after a pass from Morgan Woodhouse.


MAINE 75, BRYANT 65: Ashleigh Roberts and Sigi Koizar scored 16 points apiece to lead four players in double figures for the Black Bears (2-0) in a win over the Bulldogs (1-1) at Bangor.

Koizar scored four of her points during an 11-0 run that extended Maine’s lead to 56-43 midway through the second half.

Sophie Weckstrom added 14 points. 

SOUTHERN MAINE 86, UMAINE-FARMINGTON 57: Erin McNamara scored 17 of her 24 points in the second half as the Huskies (2-0) pulled away from the Beavers (1-1) at Farmington.

Taylor Flood added 15 points and Mariah Callender scored 10 for the Huskies, who led 32-31 at halftime. 

ST. JOSEPH’S 68, CURRY 55: Lindsay Moore finished with 21 points, eight rebounds and five steals, and the Monks (2-0) closed out the game with a 24-10 run to beat the Colonels (1-1) at Milton, Mass.

Abby Young and Morgan Cahill added 11 points apiece. Young also grabbed 10 rebounds. 

UNE 69, RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE 57: Kelly Coleman scored 18 of her 19 points in the second half to help the Nor’easters (2-0) pull away from the Anchorwomen (1-1) at Biddeford.

Alanna Vose added 16 points and four assists. Sadie DiPierro finished with 12 points. 

BOWDOIN 81, SALEM STATE 49: Marle Curle scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half as the Polar Bears (2-0) pulled away from the Vikings (1-1) at Salem, Mass. 

BATES 84, SIMMONS 55: Meredith Kelly scored 26 points and Allaina Murphy added 19 as the Bobcats (1-1) routed the Sharks (0-2) at Boston.

COLBY 70, BRANDEIS 67: Jen Nale scored 16 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:09 remaining to lift the Mules (2-0) over the Judges (1-1) at Waltham, Mass. 

SOUTHERN MAINE CC 59, VERMONT TECH 37: Danielle McCusker scored 21 points and Jaimi Poland grabbed 11 rebounds to pace the Seawolves (4-1, 2-0 YSCC) past the Knights (2-2, 2-1) at Randolph, Vt.


SOUTHERN MAINE 82, ST. JOSEPH’S (N.Y.) 65: Conor Sullivan finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds as the Huskies (1-1) beat the Golden Eagles (0-2) at Westfield, Mass.

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