CLERMONT, Fla. — Adrienne Chase went 4 for 4 with pair of RBI as the University of New England topped Lesley 8-4 in the second of two games on Wednesday.

The Nor’easters lost to Wesleyan 7-3 in an earlier game.

Against Lesley (1-5), UNE (4-4) took the lead with a run in the bottom of the first on an RBI fielder’s choice from Amanda Vallante. The Nor’easters added a pair of runs in the second on a homer by Abby Lambert and an RBI single by Sydney Helbrecht.

The Lynx answered with a pair of runs in the top of the third, but the Nor’easters took control with five unanswered runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

Helmbrecht and Meghan Bolano each were 2 for 3 for UNE with two runs scored; Helmbrecht knocked in a pair.

Abby Lambert picked up the win going six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, walking four and striking out five.

In the loss to Wesleyan, the Cardinals jumped to a 5-0 lead before Mollie Bartles got UNE on the board with a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Katelyn Austin pitched a complete-game and took the loss for the Nor’easters, surrendering six earned runs in 11 hits, and striking out a pair.


SUNY GENESEO 16, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 3: Katey Hart scored six goals as the Knights (3-0) cruised past the Nor’easters (2-5) at Kissimmee, Florida.

Geneseo held a 42-12 shot advantage as it grabbed an 8-1 halftime lead. The Knights forced 31 UNE turnovers.

Gina Newsome led the way for UNE with a goal and two assists, and Kimberly Gosselin and Rachel Schwaner also tallied goals.


WIDENER 12, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 7: Vince Marra had a hat trick to lead the Pride (1-6) over the Nor’easters (3-3) in a nonconference game at Chester, Pennsylvania.

Trailing 5-4 at halftime, UNE was outscored 7-3 in the second half as Widener held a 23-19 advantage in shots after intermission.

Andrew Curro was the top scorer for the Nor’easters with two goals, and Sam Cloutier and David Rubenstein each had a goal and an assist.

Chris Treat stopped 10 shots for the Pride, and John Dusel had 12 saves for UNE.

STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 13, BOWDOIN 9: Shawn Daly scored a pair of goals for the Polar Bears (1-4), who lost to the Ducks (3-3) in a nonconference game in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Bowdoin gave up the first five goals, but countered with five straight to go to halftime tied.

The Polar Bears got goals from Daly and Daniel Buckman in the opening 41/2 minutes of the third period to take a 7-5 lead, but surrendered five consecutive goals to the Ducks and never recovered.

Brandon Rothman had a pair of goals for Bowdoin, and Brandon Lee added a goal and three assists.

Peter Mumford stopped 16 shots for the Polar Bears, and Austin Boyd recorded 11 saves for Stevens.


FORDHAM: Tom Pecora, who led the Rams to a 44-106 record over five seasons, was fired.

The decision was announced by Athletic Director David Roach, who said the program had not achieved the desired results or sustained the progress hoped for under Pecora, who led the Rams to a 10-21 record this season, including 4-14 in the Atlantic 10.

Pecora went to Fordham after nine seasons at Hofstra, where he compiled a 155-126 record that included three NIT berths.

Fordham has had one winning season since 1991-92.


NOTRE DAME: Coach Brian Kelly hired former Buffalo head coach Jeff Quinn to be an offensive analyst for the Fighting Irish.

Quinn spent 21 years as an assistant under Kelly at Cincinnati, Central Michigan and Grand Valley State before being hired at Buffalo.