WATERVILLE — Lindsey McKenna scored four times and eighth-ranked Colby fought back from a two-goal halftime deficit to beat Williams 14-9 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse game Saturday.

Lilly Wellenbach dominated the first half for the Ephs (4-8, 0-7) with four goals and one assist. But Alex Mintz and Kate Pistel both converted their free-position shot opportunities opening the second half to tie the match 9-9 before McKenna scored from Mintz with 19:05 to play for a 10-9 lead.

Margie Fulton tallied from Wellenbach with 13:04 left to knot the score at 10-10, but McKenna scored the winning goal with 12:26 left on a pass from Sarah Lux. Mintz tallied with 7:03 left and Pistel fired in a free-position shot just 50 seconds later for a three-goal margin. Mintz scored the final goal of the game with two minutes left.

McKenna finished with four goals for the Mules (10-1, 6-1).

USM 16, WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE 9: Jacki Kelly scored six goals to lead the Huskies (5-7, 1-1 Little East) past the Colonials (8-4, 2-1) at Gorham.

Julia Peral added four goals for Southern Maine, which outscored Western Connecticut 11-4 in the second half.

BOWDOIN 18, WESLEYAN 7: Elizabeth Clegg netted five goals for the Polar Bears (8-4, 5-3) and scooped three ground balls during a NESCAC victory over Wesleyan (5-7, 1-6) in Brunswick.

Taylor Wilson had three goals for Bowdoin, and Katie Herter had two goals and two assists. Madeline Coulter and Kaylin Berger had two goals and an assist each for Wesleyan.

Tara Connolly made eight saves in the win for the Polar Bears. Maggie Drowica made 11 stops in net for the Cardinals.

Bowdoin opened a 3-0 lead in the first 4:27. After Coulter scored for Wesleyan at 25:01, Bowdoin rolled off six straight goals, including a pair from Clegg, for a 9-1 lead.

UNE 17, WESTERN NEW ENGLAND 10: Gina Newsome had four goals and two assists as the University of New England (11-2, 5-0) defeated the Golden Bears (5-10, 2-4) in a Commonwealth Coast Conference game in Biddeford.

The Nor’easters closed out the first half with seven unanswerd goals for a 9-4 lead, and then opened the second half with a 7-1 spurt for a 16-5 advantage.


COLBY SWEEPS TUFTS: The Mules (11-12, 2-4 NESCAC) used early runs in both games to take 5-2 and 10-4 wins over the Jumbos (13-8, 4-5) at Medford, Mass.

Colby took a 4-0 lead in the first inning of the opener and Brady Hesslein pitched a four-hitter for the win. Jason Buco went 4 for 4 with two doubles and a home run.

The Mules scored all 10 runs in the first two innings of the second game. Brendan Gallagher and Luke Dunklee each drove in two, and Connor Sullivan tossed 72/3 innings of four-hit relief for the win.

USM SWEEPS WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE: Tucker White went 4 for 9 with three runs and nine RBI, and drove in the winning run in the opener to lead the Huskies (14-11, 5-2 Little East) to 6-5 and 21-7 wins over the Colonials (10-16, 1-6) at Gorham.

TRINITY SWEEPS BOWDOIN: Bryan Wolfe went 4 for 7 with a double, an RBI and two runs to help the Bantams (21-6, 8-1 NESCAC) take 6-3 and 5-3 wins over the Polar Bears (15-10, 3-3) at Hartford, Conn.

Trinity scored six runs in the third in the opener. James Ramsey and David Casanova each drove in two.

In the second game, Trinity led 4-0 after five innings. Michael Rueger and Bryan Ginsberg had two RBI apiece.

BATES SWEEPS BECKER: Mike Ciummei had five hits and four RBI, and Kevin McGregor had four hits with two doubles and four RBI to help the Bobcats (13-10) take 13-0 and 10-1 wins over the Hawks (13-12) in a doubleheader at Lewiston.

MAINE SWEEPS HARTFORD: The Black Bears (19-14, 6-0 America East) extended their winning streak to 12 with 6-1 and 7-2 victories over the Hawks (8-24, 1-4) at Orono.

Steve Perakslis pitched a two-hitter in the opener. Maine took advantage of a wild pitch and an error to score four in the second.

In the second game, Shaun Coughlin allowed two runs and struck out five in 52/3 innings for the win. Mike Connolly fanned three in the final 31/3 for the save. Ian Leisenheimer was 3 for 4 with two runs.

SMCC SPLITS WITH VERMONT TECH: Michael Vadnais allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out four in a complete game to help the Seawolves (14-14-1) take a 3-2 win over the Knights (5-14) in the second game at South Portland.

Josh Aube’s two-run single keyed a three-run third for Southern Maine CC.

Vermont Tech took a 17-11 win in the opener.


RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE SWEEPS USM: Emily Johnson pitched a five-inning two-hitter and Jessica Borden a three-hitter over seven innings to lead the Anchorwomen (13-8, 4-0) to 9-1 and 6-2 wins over Southern Maine (1-24, 1-3) in Little East Conference games at Gorham.

RIC broke open the first game with a seven-run fourth inning started by Johnson’s leadoff double. Johnson scored on an RBI single from Kristina Gingell, and later capped the inning with a sacrifice fly to left field.

SALVE REGINA SWEEPS UNE: The Seahawks (14-12, 9-3 Commonwealth Coast) rallied for four runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 5-4 win over the Nor’easters (14-10, 6-4) in game one, then got a six-hitter from Jen Cruver in a 1-0 win in game two at Newport, R.I.

SMCC SWEEPS VERMONT TECH: Jamie Moody and Charlotte Lewis led the Seawolves (10-19, 6-1 YSCC) to 11-3 and 8-2 wins over the Knights at South Portland.

Moody went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBI in the opener. Lewis was 2 for 3 with a double, a triple and an RBI, and was the winning pitcher in the second game.

BOWDOIN SWEEPS TRINITY: Bowdoin (20-8, 3-3 NESCAC) pounded out 20 runs, 31 hits and 11 extra-base hits to take a doubleheader from the Bantams (8-14, 2-7) in Brunswick, 7-0 and 13-5.

Melissa DellaTorre tossed a complete-game, one-hit shutout in the opener. Caroline Dewar led Bowdoin’s offense with three hits and two runs.

In the second game, Gen Barlow, Toni DaCampo and Casey Correa all homered for Bowdoin. Barlow drove in six runs with a two-run double in the first and a grand slam in the fourth. Correa’s homer accounted for three of her four RBI.

TUFTS SWEEPS COLBY: Allyson Fournier pitched a perfect game to lead the Jumbos (22-3, 9-0 NESCAC) to a 5-0 win over the Mules (7-16, 0-6) in the opener, then tossed five scoreless innings of relief in a 4-3, 11-inning win in game two at Waterville.

Fournier struck out 16 in the first game. She allowed one hit, fanned seven and earned the win in the second game.

Erin Caputo hit a two-run homer for Colby in the late game.

UMAINE SWEEPS BINGHAMTON: Hilary Kane and Jessica Burk blasted grand slams as the Black Bears (9-24, 2-5 AE) swept Binghamton (15-21, 6-5) in Orono, 8-2 and 4-2.


WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE 9, USM 8: Ryan Gillis scored three unanswered goals in a nine-minute span to give the Colonials (7-4, 2-1 Little East) a 9-7 lead over the Huskies (3-8, 0-3) with 3:39 remaining at Danbury, Conn.

Gillis finished with four goals and two assists. Dylan Kenney had three goals for Southern Maine.

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND 14, UNE 5: Patrick White and Sean Lawton each had three goals, and Liam Bokanovich two to lead the Golden Bears (7-3, 4-0 CCC) past UNE (8-7, 3-3) in Biddeford.

Dylan Thomas scored twice for the Nor’easters.

COLBY 10, WILLIAMS 9: Jonathan McIvor had five goals and one assist to help Colby (7-3, 4-3) to its fifth consecutive victory, a NESCAC win over the Ephs (3-7, 1-6) in Williamstown, Mass.

John Jennings had three goals in the victory, while Ian Deveau finished with one score and three assists. Greg McKillop had the other goal for the Mules.

BOWDOIN 7, WESLEYAN 5: Chris Williamson made 17 saves in Middletown, Conn., as Bowdoin (9-3, 5-3 NESCAC) beat the Cardinals (8-3, 4-3) despite being outshot, 22-10.