DANBURY, Conn. — Lauren Lessard scored 11 seconds into the second overtime period Tuesday to lift sixth-seeded University of Southern Maine to a 10-9 win over third-seeded Western Connecticut in a Little East Conference women’s lacrosse quarterfinal.

USM (6-9, 2-4) led by as many as three goals in the second half before the Colonials (6-9, 3-3) rallied to take a 9-8 lead with 11:33 remaining. Sarah Pelligrinelli scored the equalizer for the Huskies with 7:53 left in regulation.

The Huskies advance to play at second-seeded Keene State in the semifinals on Thursday.

ST. JOSEPH’S 18, NORWICH 6: Elizabeth Elock, Elyse Caiazzo and Jackie Wilson each collected four goals and two assists as the top-seeded Monks (16-2, 9-0) cruised past the eighth-seeded Cadets (6-10, 3-6) in a GNAC quarterfinal at Deering High School in Portland.

The Monks will meet fourth-seeded Lasell in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Thursday at Deering.


ALBERTUS MAGNUS 1, ST. JOSEPH’S 0: The Falcons (22-15) defeated the Monks (22-18) in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference tournament preliminary game in Standish.

WESTERN CONNECTICUT 10, SOUTHERN MAINE 3: Kayla Nowak went 4 for 4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored to pace the fourth-seeded Colonials (20-17) over the third-seeded Huskies (23-13-1) in the opening round of the Little East tourney at Gorham.

USM will face No. 1 Keene State at 1 p.m. Friday in the double-elimination tournament.

ROGER WILLIAMS 3, UNE 2: Abby Lambert allowed a run on three hits in eight innings but it wasn’t enough as the fifth-seeded Hawks (21-17, 12-6) defeated the fourth-seeded Nor’easters (25-14, 13-5) in the double-elimination phase of the Commonwealth Coast Conference championships in Springfield, Massachusetts.

UNE will play No. 2 Endicott on Thursday.


ENDICOTT 19, ST. JOSEPH’S 3: The Gulls (26-13) scored five runs in the top of the first inning and easily beat the Monks (22-12) in a nonconference matchup at Standish.

Max McCoomb was 2 for 4 for St. Joseph’s.

SOUTHERN MAINE 15, BOWDOIN 5: Sam Stauble went 3 for 4, drove in seven runs and scored once to pace a 16-hit attack for the Huskies (26-11) as they downed the Polar Bears (20-13) at Brunswick.

DEAN 15, SOUTHERN MAINE CC 2: Justin Gering and Ben Keeping each had two hits with three runs scored as Dean (15-20) handled the Seawolves (18-21) at South Portland.

Caleb Chambers had two hits for SMCC.

HUSSON 5, COLBY 4: Cam Archer lined a single to center field to drive in Christian Cornell with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Eagles (21-19) held off the Mules (11-21) in a nonconference game at Waterville.


PLYMOUTH ST. 11, SOUTHERN MAINE 3: Four players scored multiple goals for the Panthers (6-9, 4-3) as they defeated the Huskies (8-7, 3-4) in a Little Eastern Conference matchup in Plymouth.

Colin Claflin led the way for the Panthers with three goals.