STANDISH — Zach Johnson and Mike Sanfilippo scored first-half goals to help second-ranked St. Joseph’s beat Norwich 4-1 Saturday in the GNAC men’s soccer title game.

Johnson opened the scoring 24 minutes into the game with a bicycle kick to the upper left corner from the right side. Sanfilippo followed with the eventual winner, an unassisted goal at 29:45.

Garrett Shufelt scored just before halftime for the Cadets (11-9), but the Monks (14-5) pulled away on second-half goals by Dan McIntyre and Ali Hersi.

Kenny Grade made five saves in the win. Norwich’s Christian Hallstrom had two saves.


BOWDOIN 2, TRINITY 0: Katie Herter set up Cathleen Smith with 16:50 left in a NESCAC semifinal, and then scored with 5:42 left as Bowdoin (16-0) moved into the championship game against Middlebury at noon today.

HUSSON 3, ST. JOSEPH’S, 2 (PS): Fifth-seeded Husson (11-8) beat No. 2 Saint Joseph’s (13-6) on penalty strokes to capture the North Atlantic Conference championship on Sunday at Standish.

With the match tied 1-1 after regulation and a pair of 15-minute overtime periods, the game headed for penalty strokes. Through four sets of strokes it was tied 2-2. The Monks failed to capitalize in the fifth round before Husson sophomore Mariah Arno lifted a shot into the top left corner of the cage to secure the win.

ENDICOTT 2, UNE 1: Taylor Matties scored 56 seconds into overtime to lift the top-seeded Gulls (12-8) over the No. 2 Nor’easters (18-3) in the Commonwealth Coast Conference title game at Beverly, Mass.

Brianna Tupper scored for UNE.


CASTLETON ST. 5, USM 1: Nick Lazorko scored a hat trick to lead the Spartans (2-0, 2-0 ECAC) past the Huskies (1-1, 1-1) at Rutland, Vt.

Dan Rautenberg scored for Southern Maine.

SKIDMORE 3, UNE 2: Tony Giacin scored with 7:41 remaining to give the Thoroughbreds (1-1, 1-1 ECAC) the edge over the Nor’easters (0-2, 0-2) at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.


MAINE 3, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE 3: Brittany Dougherty had a goal and an assist to lead the University of Maine (6-4-1, 2-2-1 Hockey East) to a tie with Providence College (2-6-3, 1-2-1) at Providence, R.I.


SMCC 88, NAVAL ACADEMY PREP SCHOOL 47: Five players were in double figures as Southern Maine Community College (2-1) defeated the Naval Academy Prep School at South Portland.


SMCC 85, UNITY 32: Freshman Emmanuel Donalson led all scorers with 15 points as the Seawolves (2-1) won the opening game of the USCAA Tip-off Classic at South Portland.