February 10, 2013

Maine Colleges: Maine men snap slide, beating Albany

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Brittany Ott notched 37 saves for Maine. Roxanne Douville and Kelci Lanthier combined for 26 saves for Vermont.

BOWDOIN 3, HAMILTON 1: Stephanie Ludy scored twice to lead the Polar Bears (16-4-2, 10-3-1 NESCAC) over Hamilton (11-10-1, 5-8-1) at Brunswick.

Ludy goals gave Bowdoin a 2-0 lead in the first period. Kenzie Novak stole the puck from a defender in the Continental defensive zone and fed Ludy in front for a wrister top-shelf to open the scoring at 6:10. Ludy scored the second goal on a two-man advantage, finishing off another feed in front from Novak. Kayte Holtz also assisted at 10:23.

The Continentals pulled within 2-1 12 minutes in the second period. Katie Zimmerman broke loose and skated in alone on Kayla Lessard, backhanding a shot under the crossbar.

But Bowdoin countered five minutes later when Rachel Kennedy circled in the offensive zone and threw the puck into traffic at the top of the crease. The puck bounced to the stick of Ariana Bourque on the back post for a quick shot into the net.

Lessard made 20 stops for the Polar Bears; Becca Hazlett had 23 for Hamilton.

COLBY 2, WESLEYAN 1: Lauren Guarente and Carolyn Fuwa scored in the first period, and the Mules (9-12, 3-10 NESCAC) went on to beat Wesleyan (6-14, 2-11) at Waterville.

Guarente scored at 15:40 when Ellen Rascia battled with a defender in front and the puck squirted loose to Guarente on the left for the put-in. Megan Fortier also assisted. The Mules made it 2-0 just 1:01 later when Fuwa scored from Ally Kane.

Wesleyan pulled to 2-1 6:30 into the second period. Cara Jankowski slipped a faceoff to Jordan Schildhaus on the right side of the left circle in Colby's end. Schildhaus ripped a low shot past Colby goaltender Brianne Wheeler for a power-play goal.

Wheeler made 15 of her 30 saves in the second period, when the Cardinals put 16 of their 31 shots on goal.

Wesleyan goalie Ashleigh Corvi finished with 25 saves.

SOFTBALL

WESTERN CAROLINA 5, MAINE 4: Kayla Myers doubled down the left-field line and scored on Amelia Griffin's single to break a 4-4 tie in the sixth inning as the Catamounts (2-1) beat Maine (1-1) at Spartanburg, S.C.

Kristen Koslosky went 2 for 3 and scored twice, and EmJ Fogel added a pair of hits, including a double, for Maine.

Maine took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Koslosky led off with a single, stole second, Fogel walked and Jessica Burk's single loaded the bases. Nikki Byron was hit by a pitch for the first run. After a failed fielder's choice, Jean Stevens walked to make it 2-0.

S.C. UPSTATE 5, MAINE 1: Erika Harris' two-run single highlighted a five-run second-inning that lifted the Spartans (1-0) over Maine (1-2) in Spartanburg, S.C.

The Black Bears took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second. Kaitlin Norton led off with a single up the middle and later scored on a wild pitch.

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