Bowdoin’s Denious
NESCAC Player of Week

BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin  College sophomore Eliza Denious has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week.

Denious scored seven goals, including four in the final 11:03, to lead the Polar Bears from a three-goal deficit to a 17-15 victory over Trinity on Saturday. She also had six draw controls and two caused turnovers in the victory.

Over her last three games, Denious has totaled 16 goals, three assists and 10 draw controls for the Polar Bears. She currently leads Bowdoin in points (35) and ground balls (15) and is second in goals (23), assists (12) and caused turnovers (12).

The Polar Bears will return to action on Wednesday night when they travel to Lewiston to face Bates at 7 p.m.

Rinaldi nets a
pair in USM win

MANSFIELD, Conn. — Colleen Fleming scored a career-high six goals to lead the visiting University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 16-8 victory over the Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors in a Little East Conference women’s lacrosse game recently at Rick McCarthy Field.

The win was the second straight for the Huskies and evened their overall record at 3-3.  The winless Warriors dropped their ninth consecutive game.  The game was the conference opener for both sides.

Sophomore Alex Farley and former Freeport standout Taylor Rinaldi had two goals apiece, and freshman Lindsey Keenan had three points on a goal and two assists.

After spotting Eastern a 2-0 lead in the first five minutes, the Huskies scored seven consecutive goals over a span of 12 minutes to take charge, 7-2.  Jordan and Fleming each had two goals in the surge. Goals by Renaud and Pinto cut the deficit to 7-4, but the Huskies outscored the Warriors 3-2 over the final six minutes to pull into the break up 10-6.

Southern Maine returns home to Hannaford Field after four straight road games on Wednesday at 6 p.m., hosting Wellesley College.

Dorr tallies 3 points
for Franklin Pierce

RINDGE, N.H.  — Trailing 10-3 to Northeast-10 Conference foe Bentley University midway through the third quarter, the Franklin Pierce University men’s lacrosse team rallied to pull within three goals, but failed to overcome the early deficit in suffering a 10-7 defeat Saturday afternoon on Sodexo Field. 

The win propels the Falcons to 4-2, 2-2 NE10.

Bentley punched home six straight tallies spanning a full quarter including the only man-advantage goal of the duel to climb out to a 6-1 advantage at the end of the first half.

FPU struck quickly in the third to pull within three, 6-3 just 1:11 into the fresh quarter. 35 seconds into the third, Dorr bounced in a shot from a couple of feet out making the score 6-2. A couple of ticks later, Castorf pushed in a close left slot attempt to cap off the Raven strong start. Bentley went on another scoring spurt of their own notching four consecutive goals to build their lead to 10-3

Pierce battled back with a Dorr assisting with 2:24 left to play in the third to make it a 10-4 game. In the fourth, Dorr dished a pass to sophomore Mike Alibrandi, dropping the margin to 10-5. This was as the close the Ravens came in the setback.

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