CLERMONT, Fla. — The University of Southern Maine softball team lost two games Tuesday, falling 6-5 to Williams College and 4-2 to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

In the first game, Williams (3-0) took advantage of a two-out throwing error to score two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Huskies.

Williams sophomore Cedar Blazek paced the Ephs with two hits, including a solo homer in the third inning.

Southern Maine senior Sarah Deroche took the loss, giving up six hits and striking out three. Rachel Del Camp had her first home run for the Huskies.

In the second game, Sarah Butts broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run single in the sixth inning as the Pointers (6-3) got by the Huskies (2-6).

Southern Maine freshman Samantha Moore pitched well in the loss, recording six strikeouts and allowing seven hits and three walks and just one earned run.


ST. JOSEPH’S 20, UM-FARMINGTON 8: Senior attack Alyssa Marchant scored 10 goals and dished out three assists as the Monks opened their season with a win over the Beavers (0-2) at Memorial Field in Portland.

Marchant set school single-game records with 13 points and 20 draw controls.

Marchant scored seven goals in the first half, including two in the first three minutes to put the Monks out front early.

Junior midfielder Amelia Santos added four goals and three assists, while Erika Waterhouse and Cassie Diplock scored two goals apiece.

For the Beavers, Alyssa Neptune, Aimee St. Germain and Hillary Morrison scored two goals each.


SCRANTON 19, SOUTHERN MAINE 5: Kerry Sullivan had seven goals and Caroline Pryor added five as the Royals (5-2) handled the Huskies (1-3) at Clermont, Fla.

Sullivan scored five goals during a 6-0 rally that put Scranton ahead 8-1 and added two more before halftime for an 11-2 lead.

Jackie Kelly, Rosie Forster, Lauren Santo, Shelby Turcotte and Amanda Purcell scored for Southern Maine.


BATES 12, BABSON 7: Joan O’Neill and Jenn Brallier each had three goals for the Bobcats (1-3) against the Beavers (3-4) at Babson Park, Mass.

Brallier and Emily Howe each had two goals as Bates scored six straight goals in the first half for a 7-2 lead.

After falling behind 10-4 in the second half, Babson scored three straight before Jenna Dannis converted two free position attempts in the final five minutes to give the Bobcats a comfortable lead.


ST. LAWRENCE 8, COLBY 4: Peter Carpenter scored three goals to lead the Saints (1-3) past the Mules (2-2), at Canton, N.Y.

John Jennings and Ian Deveau led the Mules’ offense with two goals each.


BOWDOIN: Senior defenseman Kyle Shearer-Hardy was named one of 11 finalists for the Sid Watson Award, given annually to the nation’s best NCAA Division III men’s hockey player. The award is sponsored by the American Hockey Coaches Association and has been presented since 1993.

Shearer-Hardy had nine goals and 28 assists in 27 games this season and finished his collegiate career with 34 goals and 68 assists in 98 games.


PROVIDENCE: Former Fairfield coach Ed Cooley was hired to replace the fired Keno Davis.

Cooley, who led the Stags to a school-record 25 wins and a MAAC regular-season championship this year, coached his final game at Fairfield on Sunday, a 72-68 loss to Kent State in the second round of the NIT.

Cooley was named the 2010-2011 MAAC coach of the year.