Mariah Harrison, Jennifer Murphy and Megen Pollini each had an RBI double in the eighth inning as St. Joseph’s scored three times for a 4-2 extra-innings softball win over Austin at Clermont, Florida on Wednesday.

Katie Chadbourne finished with two hits and two runs scored, while Harrison had two hits, a run scored and an RBI.

Kristal Smith pitched all eight innings for the Monks, holding Austin to one earned run on four hits.

Earlier in the day, the Monks lost 2-1 to WPI. Jennifer Murphy had two hits for St. Joseph’s.

WESTERN MICHIGAN 8, MAINE 5: Sabrina Gamboa’s grand slam in the bottom of the fifth propelled the Broncos (7-9) over Maine (2-2) at Clearwater, Florida.

Rachel Harvey drove in three runs on two hits, and Janelle Bouchard rapped two hits, scored twice and drove home a run to lead the Black Bears.

Erika Leonard chipped in a pair of hits, a run and a stolen base.


SOUTHERN MAINE 11, HUSSON 3: Nate DelGiudice’s second goal of the game broke a 2-2 tie late in the second half. The Huskies (2-0) then scored the only two goals of the third quarter to widen their lead to 5-2 over Husson (0-1) in Gorham.

Seth Wing then scored three times as Southern Maine put the game away with six fourth-quarter goals.

DelGiudice finished with four goals. Paul Leonardo added two goals for the Huskies, while Andrew Watts had a goal and an assist, Drew Shane a goal and Keegan Smith four assists. Vinny Visconti, Brooks Gay and Brett Martin tallied for the Eagles.

COLBY 17, UNE 9: Colton Michel netted two of his five goals during the first quarter as the Mules (1-1) grabbed a 7-1 lead and cruised to victory over the University of New England (2-3) at Waterville.

Kevin Seiler, Cillian Connor and Sam Wasserman each finished with a pair of goals for Colby, while Jack Bratches, Donald Vivian, Alex Rutan, Conor MacLaverty, Scott Miller and Carlos Beason added single goals.

Sam Cloutier scored three times and Dan Auger twice to lead the Nor’easters. Tom Luttrell, Andrew Curro, David Rubenstein and John Dusel also scored.


BATES 12, BABSON 7: Sydney Howard’s tie-breaking goal with 12 minutes left in the first half started a four-goal flurry that gave the Bobcats (4-0) an 8-4 halftime lead over Babson (1-1) at Lewiston.

Moriah Greenstein led Bates with four goals. Howard and Sydney Cowles each had two goals, while Drew Barry and Emma Brinkman notched a goal and an assist apiece. Alex Briody and Teal Otley also scored for Bates. Hannah Jeffrey blocked five shots in the Bobcats cage.

Annie Arthur’s three goals paced the Beavers, who got seven saves from Stevie Burger.


HOLY CROSS 59, LEHIGH 56: Malachi Alexander scored 26 points and Holy Cross capped its stunning run to the Patriot League title and an NCAA tournament berth with a win at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

The Crusaders are 14-19 and failed to win a conference road game during the regular season. Once the tournament started, the Crusaders won at Loyola, beat top-seeded Bucknell, won at Army, then knocked off second-seeded Lehigh (17-15).

The Crusaders are in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007.

(19) DUKE 92, NC STATE 89: A bloodied Marshall Plumlee’s tiebreaking 3-point play with 74 seconds left helped Duke overcome a second-half deficit against North Carolina State for the third time in three meetings, as the reigning NCAA champions won in the ACC tournament’s second round at Washington.

Duke (23-9) faces defending ACC tournament champion Notre Dame in the quarterfinals.