SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Bowdoin College volleyball team earned its first NCAA tournament victory Friday, beating Baruch 3-1 in the opening round of the Division III regional at Springfield College.

The scores were 25-19, 25-14, 25-27 and 25-16.

Tory Edelman led the Polar Bears with 12 kills, five blocks and a .458 hitting percentage. Ellie Brennan had 10 kills and 10 digs, and Kristin Hanczor had nine blocks and five kills.

Bowdoin also got help from Sophia Cornew, who had 32 assists and 16 digs.

The Polar Bears (27-2) will face UMass-Boston in a second-round match at 3:30 p.m. today. Bowdoin lost 3-1 to the Beacons on Sept. 9, the opening day of its season.

The Beacons are ranked 19th in the Division III poll. The Polar Bears are 24th.


MAINE: The Black Bears received letters of intent from seven players.

They are infielder Shane Bussey of Boynton Beach, Fla.; right-handed pitcher Charlie Butler of Marlborough, Mass.; infielder-pitcher Nick DeFrank of Mullica Hill, N.J.; right-hander Burk FitzPatrick of Berwyn, Pa.; right-hander Logan Fullmer of Lebanon, Pa.; right-hander Alexandre Gagne of Ottawa, Ontario; and right-hander Jacob Marks of Bright’s Grove, Ontario.


NORWICH 7, UNE 4: Kyle Thomas had two goals and three assists to lead the Cadets (1-0) over the Nor’easters (0-3) at Biddeford.

Zach Lokey of UNE scored the opening goal after 57 seconds. The Nor’easters then allowed four straight goals before Nick Kolb scored on a power play 1:28 into the third. Tyler Fleurent added another power-play goal and Adam Laite also scored in the third for UNE.

ST. MICHAEL’S 5, SOUTHERN MAINE 3: The Purple Knights (1-1) went ahead for good with three straight power-play goals in the second period against the Huskies (1-2) at Gorham.

Justin Castagan made it 2-2 at 7:33, Petr Soustal scored at 13:10 and A.J. Pieprzak had the other just over three minutes later.

The Huskies scored their goals early in each period. Sam Guimond got the first on a power play after 4:56, Stephen Gallo made it 2-1 after 3:05 of the second and Ryan Seward also scored on a power play 6:44 into the third.


SOUTHERN MAINE 2, ST. MICHAEL’S 1: Julia Pearl scored an unassisted short-handed goal midway through the third period and the Huskies went on to win their opener against the Purple Knights (0-3) at Colchester, Vt.


CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE 53, MAINE 48: Ashleigh Roberts paced the Black Bears with 16 points and six rebounds, and Brittany Williams chipped in nine points to go with eight rebounds for Maine, whose late rally fell short in an opener at New Britain, Conn.

It was the debut for Richard Barron, the new Maine coach.

The Black Bears took an 8-5 lead in the opening minutes before Central Connecticut State came back for a 27-18 halftime advantage.

Maine staged a 13-6 run over a two-minute span to cut the lead to 44-42 with 3:50 to play before the Blue Devils pulled away on free throws.