April 5, 2013

College connections: After brief split, Colley twins are teammates again

By Steve Craig scraig@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Becca Colley

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Lily Colley

In one game this season, Becca showed she could also do Lily's thing -- score goals. Becca scored a career-high five goals in the first half, including four in a 14-minute flurry, in a 17-7 win against Bridgewater (Va.). Lily assisted on a pair.

"I was honestly so happy for her because she's extremely talented and there is a lot more to lacrosse than scoring and she does all those things, but scoring is what usually gets noticed," Lily said.

In the second half, Lily scored five times and with six assists tied a school record for points in a game with 11.


Ashley Bennington of South Berwick (Marshwood) is also on the Guilford roster. She's seen limited time at defense for the Quakers in her freshman season.

Merrimack College sophomore Mia Rapolla of Gorham scored in overtime as previously winless Merrimack earned a 10-9 win over Dowling, ranked seventh in NCAA Division II. Rapolla finished with three goals and an assist. Rapolla transferred to Merrimack after playing as a freshman at the University of Massachusetts. She has eight goals and three assists in six games.

Assumption College (6-4) is receiving strong play from former SMAA rivals Camille Auger of Kennebunk and Lindsay Hagerman of Scarborough. Auger, a sophomore midfielder, is second on the team with 20 goals and has a team-high seven assists. Hagerman, a junior attack, has 14 goals and three assists. Both have started every game. Auger had three goals and two assists in a recent 14-13 win against Saint Michael's that snapped a four-game losing streak.

St. Michael's College sophomore Kate Boyer of Standish (Bonny Eagle) matched a career high with three goals in the 14-13 loss to Assumption.

Wheaton College junior Leila Mills of Brunswick helped the Lyons defeat Springfield College for the first time in six seasons with a pair of goals on Saturday.


Bentley University junior Jason Knight of Portland has three goals on three shots, having seen action in four of five games so far this year. Also on the team are junior Matt Mayo of Scarborough (two games, one goal) and freshman Jon Blaisdell of Scarborough (three games, one goal).


Wheaton College freshman Amanda Peterson of Gray-New Gloucester was on the 400-meter relay team that included two indoor track All-Americans and finished first in the 23-team Tufts Snowflake Classic.

Husson University first-year Kateri Jeffrey of South Portland turned in a personal-best 1,500-meter time of 5:24.44 to place 14th out of 27 at the Mount Holyoke Spring Fling. Waterboro's Kendra Jackson (Massabesic), a sophomore, set a PR in the 400 and finished 10th.


Bentley University senior Craig Robinson of Scarborough helped set a school record in the seldom-contested 6,000 relay during the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C. Robinson covered his anchor leg in 4 minutes, 7.1 seconds to finish off the 16:34.58 clocking, about 11 seconds faster than the old Bentley record set in 2001 at the same meet.

Bentley freshman Tom Dean of Portland (Deering) attended the 24-team Tufts Snowflake Classic and finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:47.15).

Wheaton College senior Sam Fear of Bath (North Yarmouth Academy) and freshman Sam Miklovich of Gray-New Gloucester were on the eighth-place 3,200 relay team at the Snowflake Classic.


Boston College senior catcher Matt Pare, formerly of Portland and Deering High, went 3 for 4 Saturday against Duke. The Eagles are 4-22 (0-11 in the ACC) and hitting just .202 as a team. Pare started eight of BC's first 14 games and was struggling with a .179 average. In his most recent eight starts, he's raised his average to .226, third on the team. Freshman Joe Cronin of Scarborough is hitting .214.

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