MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Kendall Smith scored two goals and Sasha Fritz had a goal and two assists as Colby ended the game with six straight goals on its way to a 13-9 win over Trinity in the New England Small College Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse championship game Sunday.

Colby (15-3) clinched an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. The Mules got a first-round bye and will face Middlebury or Plymouth State on Sunday in the second round.

The victory was the 13th straight for Colby, which won its third conference title.

Kiley Coffin scored her seventh goal of the game with 17:39 left to give the Bantams a 9-7 lead, then Gemma Bready started the Mules’ run with 14:49 left. Fritts scored just 56 seconds later to tie the game and Smith scored the winner with 13:15 remaining.

Emilie Klein scored four goals for Colby, while Smith had three goals and an assist.

Fritz added two goals and three assists.

Men’s lacrosse

Bates, which suffered its first loss of the season Saturday in the NESCAC semifinals, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.

The Bobcats (14-1) will host Plattsburgh State (12-5) of the State University of New York Athletic Conference in the second round of the tournament on Wednesday. The winner advance to face Amherst or Springfield on Saturday.


SOUTHERN MAINE C.C. 3, NEW HAMPSHIRE T.I. 2: Kyle Parmley pitched a complete game, holding the Lynx (7-17, 6-6 YSCC) without a hit until the fifth inning, and the SeaWolves (11-14-1, 7-4-1) repeated as Yankee Small College Conference champions, in South Portland.

Parmley gave up five singles, four of them in the seventh inning, when the Lynx got within a run on a two-run single by Mike Simard.

Carter Chabot had an RBI single, Caleb Chambers drove in a run with a groundout and Nathaniel Cyr drew a bases-loaded walk as the SeaWolves took a 3-0 lead in the third.

MAINE SPLITS WITH MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY: Tyler Schwanz and Hernen Sardinas combined for six hits, six RBI and three runs scored to lead the Black Bears (17-24, 4-10 America East) to a 10-7 victory over the Retrievers (18-19, 10-7) in the first game of a doubleheader in Orono.

A.J. Wright doubled home two runs and also scored as the Retrievers scored five times in the sixth inning to beat Maine 9-6 in the second game.

Maine, trailing 7-4 in the first game, took the lead with a four-run seventh capped by Schwanz’ RBI grounder. Sardinas added a two-run homer in the eighth. Schwanz also homered in the victory.

Jeremy Pena had two hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Black Bears in the second game. Caleb Krebs drove home two runs and scored once.


AMHERST 3, BOWDOIN 1: Andrea Sanders ripped a liner to the gap in right center for a three-run triple in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Mammoths (27-9) a win over the Polar Bears (28-9) in a NESCAC tournament elimination game in Brunswick.

The Polar Bears took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning when Ali Miller scored on Caroline Rice’s single.

The Mammoths came back with three unearned runs in the sixth.

Amherst advanced to the afternoon championship game, only to lose to Williams, 9-1. The Ephs (31-10) earned the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Amherst (28-10) and Bowdoin remain in contention for at-large bids. The field will be announced Monday.