Lydia Dexter and Shauna Clark each collected three goals and four assists, and Mackenzie Siebert also scored three times as St. Joseph’s cruised to a 17-7 win over Rivier in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse match Wednesday afternoon in Standish.

Carson Battaglia and Bridget Collins chipped in with two goals apiece. It’s the fourth straight win for the Monks (7-2, 5-0 GNAC), who raced to an 8-0 lead after one quarter and were up 13-2 at halftime.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 18, CURRY 6: Megan White scored seven goals to lead the Nor’easters (7-2, 1-0 Commonwealth Coast) past the Colonels (2-6, 0-2) in Biddeford.

Sydney Balotin added three goals and three assists for UNE, which led 7-2 after one quarter and 14-5 at halftime.

SOUTHERN MAINE 17, WELLESLEY 4: Rachel Shanks recorded six goals and two assists, Maddie Kinney scored five goals, and Kiaya Gatchell finished with two goals and five assists as the Huskies (4-5) cruised past the Blue (2-6) in Gorham.

MIT 14, BOWDOIN 9: Sophia Sudano scored four goals for Bowdoin (4-4) in a loss to the Engineers (8-1) in Brunswick.



UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 12, CURRY 8: Colin Watt scored three goals, and Ryan Hazard connected twice in the final four minutes as the Nor’easters (7-3, 1-0 Commonwealth Coast) held off the Colonels (4-5, 1-1) in Biddeford.

Watt’s third goal, with 7:01 remaining, stopped a run of five straight Curry goals that cut UNE’s lead to 9-8.


BOWDOIN 14, THOMAS 4: Kevin Murray had three hits and three RBI, and Liam Foley drove in two runs as the Polar Bears (7-4) handled the Terriers (5-8) in Brunswick.

CJ Brito-Trinidad helped with two hits, an RBI and three runs scored.


Jackson Ladd and Lucas Harmon each drove in a run for Thomas.

COLBY 14, UMAINE-FARMINGTON 2: Brady O’Brien and Patrick McConnell each had two hits and three RBI as the Mules (10-3) rolled past the Beavers (3-10) at Waterville.

Ethan Hillenberg went 3 for 3, including an RBI triple.

ENDICOTT 21, SOUTHERN MAINE 4: Jake Nardone homered twice, Caleb Shpur belted a grand slam, and the Gulls (13-3) finished with 24 hits in a win over the Huskies (2-12) at Beverly, Massachusetts.

Dylan Firman was 2 for 4 with a solo home run for USM.



ST. JOSEPH’S, UNE SPLIT: Megan Chamberlain and Jamie DuPont each drove two runs during a five-run sixth inning and finished with three RBI apiece as the University of New England (3-13) salvaged a doubleheader split against St. Joseph’s (6-8) with a 9-4 victory in the nightcap at Biddeford.

Meredith Pence pitched a three-hitter as St. Joseph’s won the opener, 2-1. Olivia Howe tied the game with an RBI triple in the third inning and scored the winning run on a groundout by Lydia Goodnough.


CALIFORNIA: Former Stanford star Mark Madsen has been hired to revive California’s struggling program.

After a nine-year playing career in the NBA that featured two titles as a backup on the Lakers in 2001-02, Madsen went into coaching. After five years on the Lakers’ staff, he was hired in 2019 to take over Utah Valley State, where he posted a 70-51 record in four seasons, with a 28-9 mark this winter before losing in the NIT semifinals to UAB.

PENN STATE: Virginia Commonwealth’s Mike Rhoades was hired as head coach to replace Micah Shrewsberry, who was hired away by Notre Dame last week.


Rhoades, 50, was 129-61 in six seasons at VCU, including three NCAA Tournament bids.

TEMPLE: The Owls chose Penn State assistant Adam Fisher to replace Aaron McKie as head coach.

DUKE: Freshman Dariq Whitehead is entering the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-7 wing averaged 8.3 points and shot a team-best 42.4% from 3-point range in 28 games.

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