BIDDEFORD — Brooke Lemerise converted two second-half penalty corners as the University of New England field hockey team beat Endicott 2-1 on Saturday to win the Commonwealth Coast Conference championship and earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III tournament.

The top-seeded Nor’easters improved to 17-4. The No. 2 Gulls ended the year 17-4.

Brittany Bushey scored in the first half to give Endicott a 1-0 lead.

Lemerise tied it seven minutes into the second half. Lemerise then gave UNE the lead with under seven minutes left.

ST. JOSEPH’S 3, LASELL 0: Libby Pomerleau had two goals as the second-seeded Monks (15-5) upset the top-seeded Lasers (16-4) in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship game in Newton, Massachusetts.

Megan Baker needed just two saves for the win, which earned the Monks a spot in the NCAA Division III tournament.

MIDDLEBURY 5, BOWDOIN 2: Molly Freeman scored two goals in the second half to help the top-seeded Panthers (15-2) pull away from the seventh-seeded Polar Bears (10-7) in a NESCAC semifinal at Middlebury, Vermont.

Elizabeth Bennewitz scored for Bowdoin midway through the first half to cut into an early 2-0 deficit, but Erin Nicholas answered for Middlebury before halftime.

Emma Stevens found the goal for the Polar Bears in the second half, but Freeman sealed the win with consecutive scores.


HUSSON 63, ALFRED ST. 0: John Smith ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles (8-1, 6-0 ECFC) beat the Pioneers (1-8, 1-5) at Bangor.

Husson led 28-0 after the first quarter on rushing touchdowns by Smith, Robenson Saintard, a punt return for a touchdown by Quan Soyini and a passing touchdown from Cory Brandon to Quintarian Brown.

BATES 24, BOWDOIN 17: Brendan Costa ran for 170 yards and a touchdown as the Bobcats (2-6) beat the Polar Bears (0-8) at Lewiston to capture their fourth straight CBB title.

Bates beat Colby last week 27-24 in the CBB series.

Noah Nelson was 34-of-55 passing for 302 yards, two TDs and one interception. Andrew Sisti added a 22-yard field goal for the Polar Bears.

TUFTS 28, COLBY 14: Mike Pedrini ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Jumbos (5-3) over the Mules (0-8) at Waterville.

Jack O’Brien completed 21 of 38 for 204 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions for Colby.

SPRINGFIELD 62, MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY 0: Jordan Wilcox ran for 213 yards and three touchdowns, and Tyler Hyde rushed for 118 yards and two scores as the Spirits (9-0, 6-0 NEWMAC) defeated the Mariners (1-7, 1-5) at Castine.

Maine Maritime ran for 102 yards as a team.


MIDDLEBURY 1, BOWDOIN 0: Drew Goulart scored the winning goal in the second overtime as the fifth-seeded Panthers (12-5) defeated the third-seeded Polar Bears (10-4-3) in a NESCAC semifinal at Brunswick.


MAINE 6, UMASS-LOWELL 2: Eduards Tralmaks scored twice and the Black Bears (3-5, 2-2 Hockey East) jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two periods to beat the River Hawks (4-6, 1-5) in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Chase Pearson assisted on each of Tralmaks’ goals. Tralmaks’ second goal put Maine ahead 4-0 11:46 into the second period.

Daniel Perez, Brady Keeper, Nolan Vesey and Mitchell Fossier added goals for the Black Bears.

SKIDMORE 2, SOUTHERN MAINE 2: Adam Moodie scored the tying goal 18:53 into the second from Tim Allen and Matt Muzyka as the Thoroughbreds (0-2-1, 0-1-1 NEHC) battled to an overtime draw against the Huskies (0-1-1, 0-1-1) in Gorham.

Moodie’s goal came 13 seconds after Blue Hayler put Southern Maine up 2-1 with an assist from Sash Makarov.

JOHNSON & WALES 4, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 0: Victor Carlsson had two assists as the Wildcats (1-2, 1-1 Commonwealth Coast) shut out the Nor’easters (0-1, 0-1) at Pawtucket, Rhode Island.


NAVY PREP 79, SOUTHERN MAINE CC 51: Jennifer Coleman scored 20 points, Kolbi-Monet Green and Ciera Hertelendy each had 16, and visiting Navy Prep built a 32-19 lead in the first quarter against the Seawolves in South Portland.


SOUTHERN MAINE CC 86, HOLYOKE CC 66: Willie Brown had 19 points and five assists to lead the Seawolves over the Cougars in South Portland.

Dylan Silvestri added 13 points for the Seawolves.


DARTMOUTH 3, MAINE 0: Cecilia Lopez, Kate Landers and Sabrina Huett scored for the Big Green (2-3) against the visiting Black Bears (5-5) in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Carly Jackson made 24 saves for Maine. Christie Honor made 37 saves for Dartmouth.

SOUTHERN MAINE 6, NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 1: Amanda Piknick had two goals and two assists, and Meghan Concannon and Julia Ormsby also scored twice as the Huskies (1-2, 1-1 NEHC) beat the Pilgrims (0-4, 0-2) at Henniker, New Hampshire.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 1, PLYMOUTH STATE 1: The Nor’easters (1-0-1, 1-0-1 NEHC) and the Panthers (1-1-1, 1-0-1) played to a tie in Plymouth, New Hampshire.