ORONO – EmJ Fogel singled in two to cap a four-run fourth Wednesday as the University of Maine beat St. Joseph’s 5-0 in softball.

Kelley Ashley allowed three hits in four innings for the win. Beth Spoehr and Kylie Sparks finished it with four strikeouts in three hitless innings for the Black Bears (12-26-1).

Heather Tripp had two hits for St. Joseph’s (30-7).

COLBY SWEEPS SOUTHERN MAINE: Aimee Polimeno struck out nine to lead the Mules (10-19) to a 4-3 win over the Huskies (4-32) in the first game and Megan Michie fanned 14 in a 2-1 game-two victory at Gorham.

BATES, HUSSON SPLIT: Husson (29-10) won the first game 6-5, then Bates (17-10) won game two 6-5 at Lewiston.

Bates sophomore Alayna Garbarino hit a three-run homer in the first inning of game two.


MASSACHUSETTS 11, MAINE 5: Michael Fransoso was a single short of hitting for the cycle in the University of Maine’s (21-17) loss to the University of Massachusetts (15-14) at Amherst, Mass.

The Minutemen scored three runs in the third and added five more runs in the fifth to take control of the game.

USM 7, BABSON 4: Nick Grady was 3 for 4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and two RBI to lead the Huskies (17-16) past the Beavers (20-15) at Gorham.

BRANDEIS 14, BOWDOIN 7: Pat Nicholson went 4 for 5 and drove in two runs as Brandeis (8-29) outslugged Bowdoin (18-14) at Waltham, Mass.

Sean O’Hare doubled twice and scored three runs, and Chris Ferro finished with three RBI on a pair of singles.

The Polar Bears got two RBI each from Beau Breton and Kyle LeBlanc.

NORTHERN ESSEX CC 11, SMCC 1: Tim Parker hit two home runs, and Keegan Pafford homered and pitched a complete game to lead the Knights (28-7) past the Seawolves (18-15-1) at Haverhill, Mass.

Alex Brown homered for Southern Maine CC.


COLBY 5, BATES 3: Five players scored for the Mules (9-4, 6-4 NESCAC) as they defeated the Bobcats (4-9, 2-8) at Waterville.

Ian Boldt had a goal, three caused turnovers and two ground balls to lead Colby, which secured the fifth seed in the league championships.

Rob Highland had a pair of goals for Bates.

CURRY COLLEGE 9, UNE 8: John Castellano netted an unassisted goal with 25 seconds left to play to give the Colonels (9-8, 2-5 CCC) a win over the Nor’easters (9-8, 3-4).

NORWICH 9, ST. JOSEPH’S 4: Ian Mendoza and Arron Canarelli scored two goals apiece to lead the fourth-seeded Cadets (9-6) past the fifth-seeded Monks (8-10) in a GNAC quarterfinal at Northfield, Vt.

Jonathan Horgan had three goals for St. Joseph’s.

TUFTS 15, BOWDOIN 7: Cole Bailey scored four goals with three assists as the Jumbos (13-2, 9-1 NESCAC) beat the Polar Bears (11-4, 6-4) at Medford, Mass.

Keegan Mehlhorn had three goals for Bowdoin, which earned the third seed in the league championships.

Chris Williamson made 16 saves for the Polar Bears.


PLYMOUTH ST. 14, USM 8: Meghan McNabb had two goals and six assists to help the Panthers (12-1, 5-0) beat the Huskies (6-10, 2-3) at Gorham.

Shannon Connerty, McKenna Bay and Caitlin Swanson each had three goals for Plymouth St.

Julia Pearl had three goals for Southern Maine.

BOWDOIN 10, TUFTS 9: Carolyn Gorajek scored her fifth goal of the game with 3:59 left in overtime to lift the Polar Bears (10-5, 6-4 NESCAC) over the Jumbos (9-5, 5-5) at Brunswick.

Gorajek and Katie Stewart scored 16 seconds apart to give Bowdoin a 9-8 lead with 7:41 left in regulation. Gabby Horner pulled Tufts even with 5:22 left.

Chelsea Albright added two goals for the Polar Bears.

COLBY 10, BATES 8: Lindsey McKenna scored three goals, and Tess Petesch had two goals and an assist to help the Mules (13-1, 9-1 NESCAC) overcome a 5-2 deficit against the Bobcats (7-7, 3-7) at Lewiston.

Joan O’Neill had three goals and an assist, and Kathy Yannopoulos had two goals and two assists for Bates.