LEXINGTON, Va. — Rachel Kennedy and Mettler Growney scored unassisted first-half goals, and third-ranked Bowdoin defeated top-ranked Salisbury 2-1 in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III field hockey tournament Saturday.

The Polar Bears (19-2) will meet fourth-ranked College of New Jersey (22-1) in the national final at 1 p.m. Sunday. New Jersey defeated Middlebury, 2-0.

Kennedy scored after 10:51, charging through the defense on the left side and beating a pair of defenders. Goalie Rachel Clewer dropped into a slide tackle while denying the initial shot, but Kennedy, bearing down on the pads, located the ball and put it away to the right corner.

Kennedy tied Lindsey McNamara’s 2008 school record of 32 goals in a season.

The Polar Bears made it 2-0 with just over 10 minutes to play in the half. Growney passed into the circle before taking a return pass at the top and ripping a shot through traffic.

Salisbury (19-2) made it 2-1 with two minutes left in the half. Following a penalty corner, the Seagulls collected a rebound and passed around to the left post for another attempt on net. Kelsey Mullaney made her fifth defensive save of the season, but Becca Rinaca tracked down the rebound and stuffed the ball in.


BOWDOIN 65, BATES 48: Megan Phelps scored eight points during a 19-0 run that extended a 38-34 lead to 57-34 with 6:11 remaining as Bowdoin (3-1) pushed away from the Bobcats (3-2) at Brunswick.

Phelps scored 15 points, and Shannon Brady and Sara Binkhorst added 10 each for Bowdoin. Chelsea Nason led three Bates players in double figures with 14 points. Allie Coppola chipped in with 10 points and 13 rebounds, and Molly Brown also had 10 points.

ST. JOSEPH’S 60, MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY 46: Abbie Eastman’s second 3-pointer lifted the Monks (4-0) into the lead to stay, 35-34 with 17:49 remaining against Maine Maritime (1-2) at Standish.

St. Joseph’s opened the lead to 42-38, then held the Mariners scoreless for nine minutes while expanding the margin to 54-38.

Eastman sank four 3-pointers to finish with 12 points. Morgan Cahill and Emily Kehoe also had 12 for the Monks. Mackenzie Vosburgh scored 15 for Maine Maritime.

SOUTHERN MAINE CC 89, HAMPSHIRE 27: Amira Jones and Zyrah Giustra scored eight points each to lead Southern Maine CC (5-3, 3-0 YSCC) to a 46-20 halftime lead over Hampshire at Amherst, Massachusetts.

The Seawolves outscored Hampshire 43-7 in the second half.

COLBY 59, MIT 47: Mia Diplock scored nine of her 16 points in the first half, leading the Mules (3-0) to a 30-16 lead over MIT (1-2) in the first day of the Colby tournament at Waterville.

Brooke Chandler added 13 points for Colby. Sabrina Drammis led the Engineers with 19.


BOWDOIN 1, COLBY 0: Maryanne Iodice ripped a low, hard shot that zipped past the skate of goalie Angelica Crites inside the left post with 9:13 to play, lifting the Polar Bears (2-0) over Colby (0-4) in Brunswick.

Marne Gallant started the winning play with a cross-ice pass to Schuyler Nardelli during a Bowdoin power play.

Nardelli drew the defense to the right wing before feeding Iodice at the point.

SOUTHERN MAINE 1, UMASS-BOSTON 1: Tatiana Doucette’s power-play goal from Lynn Kozlowski and Katie Couture with 8:35 left in the first period gave USM (2-3-1, 2-3-1 ECAC East) a tie against the Beacons (5-1-2, 3-1-2) at Boston.

Lizzie Aveson put UMass-Boston ahead 1-0 after six minutes.

FRANKLIN PIERCE 5, UNE 1: Shannon O’Neil stopped 27 of 28 shots, including 15 in the third period, to help Franklin Pierce (5-1, 5-1 ECAC) defeat the University of New England (2-5, 10-5) at Biddeford.

Alex Hall scored her first career goal from the top of the crease for UNE with 5:29 left.

MAINE 3, PROVIDENCE 2: Jennifer More scored two goals to lead the Black Bears (5-7-2, 4-1-1 WHEA) over Providence (1-11-3, 1-4-1) at Orono.

Hailey Browne of Maine scored after 48 seconds on a power play. More made it 2-0 at 5:03 of the second. After Providence scored, More added another power-play goal at 9:51 of the third.