GORHAM — Julia Pearl scored in sudden-death overtime to lift fourth-seeded University of Southern Maine to a 19-18 win over No. 5 Eastern Connecticut on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Little East women’s lacrosse championship.

USM meets top-seeded Plymouth State (12-3) in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in New Hampton, New Hampshire.

The teams were tied at 17 at the end of regulation after Eastern Connecticut scored four unanswered goals in the final 13:36. Maggie Bodington scored three of the four goals.

In overtime, Paige Schneider scored unassisted for the visitors. Southern Maine’s Shauna Robert scored on a free-position shot with 1:14 left in overtime to keep the Huskies alive.

Sarah Pellegrinelli, Nicole LaPlante, and Sam Campobasso scored four goals apiece for the Huskies (7-11). Schneider and Bodington led Eastern Connecticut (4-12) with five goals each.


MAINE 14, UM-FARMINGTON 3: Danny Diaz drove in three runs to pace the Black Bears (16-22) over the Beavers (17-18) at Orono.

BRIDGTON ACADEMY 22, SOUTHERN MAINE CC 17: Kenny Wright and Alex Fallon each had five hits and combined for six RBI and eight runs and Bridgton scored five runs in the ninth inning to pull away from the Seawolves in the annual 302 Cup Challenge at South Portland.

COLBY 11, HUSSON 7: Tommy Forese hit a pair of home runs and drove in four runs for the Mules (19-11) as they scored the first seven runs and held off the Eagles (25-15) at Waterville.

Jason Buco and Soren Hanson also hit home runs for the Mules.

ST. JOSEPH’S 9, THOMAS 1: Lincoln Sanborn went 2 for 3 with a double, three RBI and three runs scored to pace the Monks (24-14) as they used a five-run fourth inning to pull away from the Terriers (16-20) at Standish.

Taylor Reuillard added three hits and one RBI for the Monks and Nick Mangiameli had one hit, two runs scored and one RBI.

BOWDOIN 15, BATES 4: Chad Martin hit a three-run homer and also drew a bases loaded walk and Cole DiRoberto had three hits, three RBI and two runs scored for the Polar Bears (14-17, 6-6) as they kept their postseason hopes alive with a NESCAC East win over the Bobcats (12-16, 4-5) at Lewiston.

If Bates sweeps its three-game series against Trinity this weekend, it will make the NESCAC tournament.

If Bates wins 2 of 3 games Bowdoin will make the tournament, and if Trinity wins at least two it will qualify.


BATES SWEEPS THOMAS: Karen Lockhart hit a homer in the bottom of the first inning and Brenna Callahan had eight strikeouts and three walks while pitching a two-hitter to lift the Bobcats (14-20) to a 1-0 win over the Terriers (12-21) in the opening game of a doubleheader at Lewiston.

In the second game, Kira Shaikh went 4 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBI for the Bobcats as they downed Thomas 13-0 in five innings.

BOWDOIN, HUSSON SPLIT: Marisa O’Toole hit a two-run double in the bottom of the third inning and an RBI single in the fifth as the Polar Bears (27-13) scored five unanswered runs to rally for a 5-3, six-inning win over the Eagles (23-11) in the second game of a doubleheader at Brunswick.

In the opener Nicole Andrade scored on a bunt single by Allie Hill in the top of the 10th inning to lift Husson to a 12-11 victory.

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