BOSTON — Josh Lopez hit a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth, Nick Herzog added a three-run homer in the sixth, and UMass- Boston pulled away to a 9-1 victory over the University of Southern Maine on Thursday in a Little East Conference baseball game, snapping a 15-game winning streak for the Huskies.

It was also the first conference loss for USM (22-8, 9-1), which was ranked 21st in this week’s ABCA Division III Coaches’ Poll.

Lopez finished with three hits two RBI and a run scored, while Luke Nagle also had three hits with a run and an RBI for the Beacons (22-9, 7-3), who have won five straight since a 4-2 loss at USM on April 18.

Dylan Hapworth hit a fourth-inning home run and a single to account for two of the Huskies’ five hits.


MAINE 5, UMASS-LOWELL 4: Kristen Niland’s two-out single down the first-base line scored pinch runner Emily Gilmore in the eighth to give the Black Bears (16-18, 10-1 America East) an extra-inning victory against UMass-Lowell (18-19, 9-5) at Orono and extend their winning streak to seven games.

Meghan Royle set up the winning run with a two-out single off the third baseman’s glove before. She advanced to second and was replaced by Gilmore.

Niland and Rachel Carlson each had two hits and a run for Maine.

Tori Alcorn had three hits for the River Hawks.

ST. JOSEPH’S SWEEPS EMMANUEL: The Monks scored four runs in the fourth inning went on to a 6-1 victory over Emmanuel in the second game of a Great Northeast Athletic Conference doubleheader at Standish.

St. Joseph’s 16-14, 12-4) took a 2-1 lead in the second when Kaylee Burns doubled home Kristal Smith and Mariah Harrison.

In the fourth, Burns drew a bases-loaded walk, Katie Chadbourne followed with a run-scoring fielder’s choice, and Carla Tripp hit a two-run single.

Smith picked up the win, allowing one run on five hits while walking two and striking out 10.

The Monks took the first game 2-1 in 10 innings.

The Saints (15-17, 12-8) scored in the top of the eighth on a Sarah Hoisl single up the middle, but St. Joseph’s tied it when Kristal Smith drove a double to right field to plate Melodie Bailey.

Meghan Elliott scored the winning run in the 10th on a throwing error with two outs.


ST. JOSEPH’S 12, EMMANUEL 8: Elyse Caiazzo scored two first-half goals as the Monks (9-3, 5-1 GNAC) opened a 6-3 halftime lead against the Saints (5-8, 4-3) at Boston.

Caiazzo finished with four goals and an assist. Kara Kelly had three goals for St. Joseph’s, and Samantha Medlin added two.

Savannah Lundwall had two goals and an assist for Emmanuel. Kylie Rice, Amanda Cook and Stephanie Warn each chipped in with two goals.


UNE: The University of New England hired Carly Gettler as its head coach, replacing Heather Davis, who was promoted to associate director of athletics.

Gettler spent the last two years as an assistant coach ast Randolph-Macon in Ashland, Virginia.

Before that, Gettler was the head coach at Husson from 2012-14.