STANDISH — Mallory Cottam scored with 2:17 remaining to lift sixth-seeded Simmons College to an 11-10 victory over No. 2 St. Joseph’s on Friday night in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference semifinal.

Cottam finished with four goals for the Sharks (8-11), who overcame a 10-7 deficit in the final 10 minutes, getting goals from Kasey Fries, Cottam and Giarrusso to tie the game.

Simmons advances to face top-seeded Johnson & Wales in the final on Sunday.

Elyse Caiazzo had five goals for the Monks, who had their five-game winning streak snapped and finish at 13-4.

Jackie Wilson added two goals for St. Joseph’s, while Kayla Kelly had a goal and two assists.


ALBANY SWEEPS MAINE: The Great Danes survived a Maine rally in the seventh inning of Game 2 to take a 6-5 victory and complete a season-ending doubleheader sweep at Orono.

Elizabeth Snow hit a three-run homer in the top of the seventh to push Albany’s lead to 6-2 in the late game. In the bottom of the inning. Erika Leonard hit an RBI double and Maddie Moore had a two run single, but the Black Bears stranded two.

The Great Danes (23-15, 8-7 America East) took the first game 2-0 on first-inning RBI hits by Snow and Sarah Petzold and the pitching of Celeste Verdolivo, who held the Black Bears (16-23, 10-6) to two singles.

Erin Bogdanovich struck out 12 in a five-hitter for Maine.

Saturday’s scheduled game between the teams was cancelled because of forecast rain. The Black Bears will enter the conference tournament next week as the No. 2 seed.


BOWDOIN 8, AMHERST 4: The Polar Bears (15-17) scored four unearned runs in the bottom of the eighth and defeated Amherst (17-14) in a nonconference game at Brunswick.

Sawyer Billings and Jack Wilhoite each hit an RBI single during the rally and Colby Lewis pitched two hitless innings of relief to earn the win.