AMHERST, Mass. – Kayte Holtz, Ariana Bourque and Rachel Kennedy scored first-period goals and Bowdoin held on for a 3-1 win over Amherst in a NESCAC women’s hockey regular-season finale.

Kayla Lessard made 36 saves for the Polar Bears (18-4-2, 12-3-1). Chelsea MacNeil had two assists, and Bourque and Kennedy each had one.

Emily Flom scored in the second period for the Jeffs (12-10-1, 10-5-1).

Bowdoin clinched the second seed in the NESCAC tournament and will host seventh-seeded Williams at 4 p.m. Saturday. 

HAMILTON 5, COLBY 4: Hannah Jaiven scored a power-play goal 1:16 into overtime to lift the Continentals (13-10-1, 7-8-1 NESCAC) over the Mules (10-14, 4-12) at Clinton, N.Y.

Samantha Slotnick scored twice and Annie Papadellis added a goal and an assist for the Mules, who led 4-2 before giving up a pair of goals in the final 15 minutes of regulation.

Colby finished eighth in the conference and will play at top-seeded Middlebury on Saturday. 

NORTHEASTERN 7, MAINE 2: Kendall Coyne had two goals for the Huskies (18-10-2, 10-7-1 Hockey East), who scored the first five goals in a win over the Black Bears (2-15-2) at Orono.

Rachel Bellio and Abbey Cook scored in the third period for the Black Bears, who were outshot 40-19.


NHTI 81, SMCC 73: Ahntawn Harris scored 21 of his game-high 25 points in the first half as the Lynx raced to a 51-33 lead and held off the Seawolves (20-11) in the semifinals of the Yankee Small College Conference Tournament at Auburn.

Jose Nouchantaung and Jon Amabile scored 17 points apiece to pace Southern Maine CC.


CMCC 81, SMCC 33: Maggie Sabine had 23 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists for the Mustangs (21-4), who opened with a 23-2 run and cruised to a win over the Seawolves (17-9) in the semifinals of the Yankee Small College Conference Tournament at Auburn.

Jaimi Poland led Southern Maine CC with nine points and five steals.


AUBURN 8, MAINE 4: Colin Gay had a pair of hits, including a solo home run, for the Black Bears (0-4) as they fell to the Tigers (4-0) at Auburn, Ala.

Auburn trailed 3-1 before breaking the game open with a six-run sixth inning, keyed by Jordan Ebert’s go-ahead, two-run single.

Sam Balzano also had two hits for the Black Bears.