CLERMONT, Fla. — The University of Southern Maine took an early lead in one game and rallied late in another Tuesday to win twice in softball, defeating Oberlin 9-3 and Hamilton, 9-6.

In the opener against Oberlin, USM (4-2) grabbed a 5-0 lead in the second inning and held off the Yeomen (3-7).

Mary Caron lined a three-run, one-out double to left-center in the second, and after a Courtney Davis single, Shelby Obert added a two-run triple.

Caron added her fourth RBI of the game with a triple in the seventh.

Amber Kelly finished with a pair of hits for Southern Maine.

In the second game, USM trailed 5-2 after five innings, then scored five runs in the sixth to upend the Continentals (6-7).

The Huskies had 10 batters in the sixth, with Caron lining a two-run single to left-center.

Caron and Allison Pillar were both 2 for 4, and Erin Martin added a pair of hits.

BOWDOIN 5, HOPE 1: The Polar Bears (6-5) scored five cosecutive runs and handled the Flying Dutch (5-2) at Clermont, Florida.

Bowdoin opened its scoring with a pair of runs with a two-run third inning, including an RBI single by Jordan Gowdy, and extended the lead to 5-0 in the third. Ali Miller hit a sacrifice fly and Gowdy followed with a two-run single.

BOWDOIN 12, CALVIN 4: Trailing 4-2 in the third inning, the Polar Bears (7-5) scored 10 straight runs to beat the Knights (6-4) at Clermont, Florida.

Marissa O’Toole went 4 for 4 with a solo homer and drove in five runs, and Claire McCarthy was 3 for 4 and scored twice.

BUENA VISTA 6, COLBY 0: Moriah Guyett allowed two singles as the Beavers (6-3) shut out the Mules (2-3) at Clermont, Florida.

Katie McLaughlin and Grace Farnkoff were the only players for Colby had the singles.

COLBY 7, OBERLIN 2: The Mules (3-3) gave up a solo home run in the top of second inning but answered with seven runs in the bottom half to beat the Yeomen (3-5) at Clermont, Florida.

Colby sent 12 batters to the plate in the second. Katie McLauglin hit a three-run triple and Ella Hommeyer added a pair of singles.


BOWDOIN 16, EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE 6: The Polar Bears (2-2) scored the first six goals, led 8-1 in the first quarter and rolled past the Warriors (2-5) at Mansfield, Connecticut.

Jeff Powers scored three of his game-high four goals in the first half for Bowdoin. Shawn Daly finished with two goals and three assists, and Jimmy Young chipped in with two goals and a pair of assists for Bowdoin.

VASSAR 10, COLBY 8: The Brewers (6-1) opened a 6-4 halftime lead and held off the Mules (1-4) at Hartford, Connecticut.

Colton Michel finished with three goals for the Mules. Austin Sayre added two goals.

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 10, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 7: Sean Largay had all five of his goals in the first half as the Pilgrims (3-4) opened an 8-3 lead and held off the Nor’easters (5-2) at Henniker, New Hampshire.

Dan Auger, Tom Lutrell and Andrew Curro each scored twice for UNE.


SALISBURY 6, COLBY 5: The 19th-ranked Mules (2-3) grabbed a 5-1 halftime lead but surrendered five unanswered goal and fell to the 10th-ranked Gulls (6-2) at Sparks, Maryland.

Lexie Perticone had a pair of goals and added an assist as Colby had a 16-4 margin in shots in the first half. Kendall Smith, Cassie Rodgers and Emilie Klein also scored for the Mules built their lead.

SOUTHERN MAINE 20, UMAINE-FARMINGTON 5: Sam Campobasso had six goals as the Huskies (2-1) beat the Beavers (0-1) at Gorham.

Aliza Jordan had three goals and an assist for Southern Maine, Lauren Lessard added two goals and five assists, and Heather Everett finished with a pair of goals.