GORHAM – The University of Southern Maine held off Massachusetts Dartmouth for a 12-10 victory Tuesday in a Little East Conference women’s lacrosse tournament game.

Shelby Turcotte’s goal gave the third-seeded Huskies (8-10) an 11-6 lead early in the second half and they held on to edge the sixth-seeded Corsairs (5-11) in a first-round game.

Jackie Kelly and Lauren Santo each scored three goals for the Huskies, and Turcotte and Rosie Forster each had two goals and one assist.


W. CONN. STATE 10, USM 3: Sean Macey scored four goals to lead the fourth-seeded Colonials (10-6) past the fifth-ranked Huskies (5-11) in the first round of the Little East playoffs at Danbury, Conn.

Mark White scored twice for Southern Maine.


ROGER WILLIAMS 8, UNE 5: The Hawks (19-23) overcame a 4-0 deficit with four in the third and four in the fourth as the Nor’easters (25-16) dropped their Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament opener at Beverly, Mass.

Amanda Vaudreuil hit a two-run homer and Megan Gauger had two hits for UNE.


BATES, HUSSON SPLIT: Leah Maciejewski had three hits, three runs scored and two RBI to pace the Bobcats (13-13) in a 7-2 win in the opener, and Kelly Naeglin tossed a four-hitter to help the Eagles (25-16) take a 2-1, five-inning win in the second game at Bangor.

AnnaMarie Martino chipped in two hits and two RBI for Bates in Game 1.

Husson’s Aimee Mortensen drove in Courtney Hill with a single in the third to break a 1-1 tie in Game 2, which was called because of darkness.


SOUTHERN MAINE CC 6, ST. JOSEPH’S JV 3: Dave Nealley hit a two-run double to cap a five-run eighth inning as the Seawolves (12-20) rallied past the Monks at Standish.


BOISE STATE: The NCAA accused Boise State of committing one major violation and a series of infractions over a five-year period in its football program and four other sports.