STANDISH – St. Joseph’s took the lead with five runs in the fifth inning and held off Simmons for a 6-5 victory in the Monks’ first game in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference softball tournament Friday.

Emily Leverone hit a two-run homer that sparked the fifth-inning rally. Maria Labbe added an RBI single and Katelyn Call capped the rally with a two-run single.

Labbe also hit an RBI double in the second inning, and Maddie Kluna pitched a five-hitter for the Monks (32-8) against the Sharks (24-13).


BATES 5, COLBY 0: Bates (11-10, 3-6 NESCAC) scored three runs in the first inning and shut out Colby (9-17, 0-9) at Waterville.

Courtney Talcott led the Bobcats with three hits and three RBI, including a two-run double in the seventh inning.


BOWDOIN, BRANDEIS SPLIT: Toni DaCampo hit a three-run homer and Melissa DellaTorre pitched a four-hit shutout to lead the Polar Bears (21-18) to a 4-0 win over the Judges (18-17) in the opener at Waltham, Mass.

Brandeis won the second game, 8-7.


BOWDOIN 8, TUFTS 5: John Lefeber had three hits with three RBI and two runs scored to lead Bowdoin (20-8, 8-1 NESCAC) over Tufts (20-6-1, 9-1) at Medford, Mass.


BATES 12, COLBY 10: Griff Tewksbury had three hits, including a three-run homer, as Bates (16-14, 3-7 NESCAC) beat Colby (11-18, 0-9) at Waterville.


COLBY 10, BATES 8: John Jennings had three goals and Colby (9-6, 4-5 NESCAC) held off Bates (4-9, 1-8) at Waterville.

The Bobcats got four goals from Gary Guinta.


BOWDOIN 15, TUFTS 9: Keegan Mehlhorn scored four goals as the Polar Bears (8-1, 7-6 NESCAC) pulled away from the Jumbos (7-6, 4-5) at Brunswick.


BATES 15, COLBY 10: Jenn Brallier had five goals and two assists and Joan O’Neill had four goals and five assists to lead the Bobcats (9-6, 4-5 NESCAC) over the Mules (11-3, 6-3) at Lewiston.


BOWDOIN 7, TUFTS 6: Katie Stewart broke a 5-5 tie with 12:20 remaining and Polar Bears (13-2, 7-2 NESCAC) held off the Jumbos (10-5, 5-4) at Medford, Mass.


JULIA KING, a Yarmouth native and Bowdoin College graduate, has been named head field hockey coach at Wellesley.