MEDFORD, Mass. — Bowdoin rallied to win the final two sets and beat Tufts 3-2 in the second round of the NCAA Division III volleyball tournament on Saturday.

Tufts won the first game, 25-14. Bowdoin tied it by winning the second set, 25-16, but Tufts won the third set 27-25, before the Polar Bears won the fourth set 25-15 and the deciding fifth set 15-13.

Bowdoin improves to 20-7 advances to face Johnson & Wales at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tufts ends at 28-2.

Caroline Flaherty had 20 kills and 16 digs for Bowdoin. Emily King added 22 digs and Ella Haugen had 18. Ashley Williams had 12 kills and Allyson Hawkins had 10.


MIDDLEBURY 2, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 0: Ellie Bavier and Eliza Robinson scored as the Panthers beat the Nor’easters in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament in Middlebury, Vermont.

Middlebury (14-2-3) advances to play Stevens Institute, which beat UMass-Boston 3-0. UNE ends the season 13-6-2.

Bavier scored with 18 seconds left in the first half, while Robinson scored with just over 14 minutes left in the second half.


UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 24, BECKER 20: Jack Mahoney scored the clinching touchdown on a 28-yard run with 1:29 remaining and the Nor’easters (4-6, 2-5 Commonwealth Coast Conference) beat the Hawks (2-8, 0-7) in a season finale in Biddeford.

Becker was within three, 17-14, when David Collins caught a 16-yard pass with 6:24 left. The Hawks scored on the last play of the game to get within four.

Brian Peters completed 15 of 25 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns for UNE. Mikey Brennan caught four passes for 46 yards and two touchdowns.

CATHOLIC 28, MAINE MARITIME 13: Brady Berger completed 22 of 33 passes for 245 yards and four touchdowns as the Cardinals (2-8, 2-5 NEWMAC) beat the Mariners (0-10, 0-7) in Castine.

Nikolas Moquin was 14 of 24 passing for 185 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions for MMA. Mason Kaserman caught nine passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND 45, HUSSON 14: Alec Coleman and Brendan Smith combined for 309 yards passing, and the Golden Bears (9-1) cruised to a win over the Eagles (4-6) in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Keyshaun Robinson rushed for 97 yards and a touchdowns for Husson.


SOUTHERN MAINE 84, UMAINE-MACHIAS 62: Jacobe Thomas scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Huskies (2-1) beat the Clippers (2-4) in the Charlie Ryan Memorial Tournament in Waterville.

Kylani Lafleur added 11 points and eight rebounds, while DJ Anderson chipped in 10 points and nine rebounds.

Marcus Massey had 20 points for Maine-Machias.

ROGER WILLIAMS 79, BOWDOIN 58: Rich Pugliese had 17 points, five assists and four rebounds as the Hawks (2-1) beat the Polar Bears (1-1) in the Roger Williams Tournament in Bristol, Rhode Island.

David Reynolds had 17 points and eight rebounds for Bowdoin. Zavier Rucker added 13 points and Sam Grad 10.

RAMAPO 103, COLBY 97: Dean Weiner and Noah Tyson each sank a pair of free throws late in overtime to help the Roadrunners (2-0) edge the Mules (1-0) in New London, Connecticut.

Rob McWilliams led Colby with 25 points.

SOUTHERN MAINE C.C. 76, VERMONT TECH 65: Clay Hardy had 24 points and 10 rebounds as the SeaWolves (7-1, 4-0 Yankee) beat the Knights (4-3, 3-2) in South Portland.

Pedro Fonseca added 17 points and Ian Regan 12 for SMCC.

UNIV. OF NEW ENGLAND 89, REGIS 82: Siddiq Canty scored the first six points of a 10-0 first-half run that extended the Nor’easters’ (2-1) lead over Regis (0-1) from 13-11 to 23-11 in Biddeford.

New England maintained a comfortable lead until the Pride used a 14-4 rally to pull within 76-73 with 4:34 to play, but that was as close as Regis could get.

Jackson McCoy scored 20 points for UNE, Alex Kravchuk added 15, and Canty and Ray Evans each had 13.


BOWDOIN 79, ENDICOTT 60: Maddie Hasson had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead the Polar Bears (1-0) over the Gulls (1-1) in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Samantha Roy had 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists, while Moira Train added 16 points and seven rebounds for Bowdoin. Mikaela Rogers led the Gulls with 17 points.

SOUTHERN MAINE C.C. 85, VERMONT TECH 80: Amanda Brett sank four free throws in the final six seconds and the SeaWolves (7-0, 3-0 Yankee) beat the Knights (2-3, 2-2) in South Portland.

Brett finished with 34 points, while Tara Flanders added 17 for SMCC.

PLATTSBURGH 60, BATES 56: Taylor Durin scored 19 points and the Cardinals (1-1) held on to beat the Bobcats (0-2) in Madison, New Jersey.

Taylor Clare had 11 rebounds for Plattsburg.

Meghan Graff had 19 points, while Brianna Gadaleta added 10 for Bates.

COLBY 73, FITCHBURG STATE 41: Brooke Guiffre had 15 points and five rebounds as the Mules (2-0) beat the Falcons (0-4) in New London, New Hampshire.

Alisha Aube added 11 points, while Keagan Dunbar and Paige Russell had 10 points apiece.

Angelina Marazzi led the Falcons with 14 points, and Catherine Coppinger grabbed 17 rebounds.

SOUTHERN MAINE 79, UMAINE-FARMINGTON 50: Victoria Harris had 17 points and 12 rebounds as the Huskies (3-1) beat the Beavers (0-2) in Farmington.

Kristen Curley scored 20 points for USM. Jackie Luckhardt added seven points, four assists and 10 steals.

McKenna Brodeur had 11 points and five rebounds for UMF.


CASTLETON 1, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Samantha Lawler scored in the second period as the Spartans (4-2, 4-0 NEHC) beat the Huskies (2-4, 2-2) in Gorham.

Castleton’s Alexis Kalm made 25 saves. Whitney Padgett stopped 21 for Southern Maine.

BOWDOIN 4, WESLEYAN 1: Jess Cloutier scored as the Polar Bears (2-0, 2-0 NESCAC) defeated the Cardinal (0-2, 0-2) in Brunswick.

Tala Glass and Katie Leininger also scored for Bowdoin. Colleen Castro scored from Wesleyan.

COLBY 4, WILLIAMS 3: Tess Dupre scored two goals, including the winner, as the Mules (2-0, 2-0 NESCAC) rallied past the Ephs (0-2, 0-2) in Waterville.

Moira Mullaney and McKinley Karpa also scored for Colby. Cierra San Roman had 21 saves.

Delaney Szlezyngier scored two goals for Williams, and Meghan Halloran had one.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 4, NICHOLS 2: Four players scored as the Nor’easters (2-0-1, 1-0-1 Colonial) handled the Bison (0-5-1, 0-3-1) in Biddeford.

UNE got goals from Jessie Scott, Kenady Nevicosi, Tatum Gietl and Kyra Yu, and two assists from Meghan Hamilton. Julia Benjamin made 27 saves for the shutout.


WILLIAMS 5, BOWDOIN 1: Niko Karamanis scored two goals to lead the Ephs (2-0, 2-0 NESCAC) over the Polar Bears (1-1, 1-1) in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Will Somers, Wyatt Glover and Myles Cunningham also scored for Williams. Jimmy Duffy scored for Bowdoin.

MIDDLEBURY 3, COLBY 0: Mitchell Allen had a goal and an assist as the Panthers (1-1, 1-1 NESCAC) defeated the Mules (0-2, 0-2) in Middlebury, Vermont.

Owen Powers and Conor Breen also scored. Adam WIsco had 28 saves.

Andrew Tucci made 22 saves for Colby.

UNIV. OF NEW ENGLAND 5, WENTWORTH 4: Ryan Burr scored a power-play goal 12:47 into the third period to give the Nor’easters (4-1, 4-0 Commonwealth Coast) a win over the Leopards (2-3-1, 1-2-1) in Everett, Massachusetts.

Burr and Dimitris Jones each had a goal and an assist for the Nor’easters. Collin Heinold, Jeff Eppright and Brendan Donohue also scored.

UMASS-BOSTON 8, SOUTHERN MAINE 1: Nolan Redler had two goals and Andy Walker had a goal and an assist as the Beacons (2-2, 1-1 NECH) routed the Huskies (0-4, 0-4) in Gorham.

Nick Daluisio, Ethan Osburn, Daniel Nachbaur, Jack Riley and Chris Peters added a goal apiece. Nolan Egbert had 22 saves.

Maverick Lynes scored for the Huskies.

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