Saturday, March 31, 2018

St. Joe’s Tips Nichols, 4-3

IMAGE COURTESY OF ROBYN AYLWARD - BLUE EGG IMAGES
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. – The Nichols College baseball team came up just short against Saint Joseph's College (Me.), falling to the Monks 4-3 on Friday afternoon in a non-conference matchup at the New England Baseball Complex.
The Bison drop to 5-11 overall, while the Monks improve to 8-5. Nichols is right back in action tomorrow morning when they take on Worcester State at 11:00 a.m. at the New England Baseball Complex. Saint Joseph's hosts Lyndon State College tomorrow in the team's 2018 home-opener at 1:00 PM.
Junior Joe Assenza blasted his first homerun of the season for the Bison, going 1-for-3 with an RBI

Beavers Take Fifth in Opening Weekend

Recap, photo courtesy of UMF
Willimantic, CT - University of Maine at Farmington's Women's track and field team opened their season up at Eastern Connecticut College.
The Beavers were led by Laura Pulito and teammates Haley Frizzle and Olivia Ridley. Pulito qualified for the New England's in the 800-meter run crossing the finish line at 2:20.69. Haley Frizzle placed 3rd in the shot put followed by Jessica Brink who placed 6th. Olivia Ridley won the 5k and punched her ticket to New England's early as well with a time of 18:37.10.
The Beavers have a packed weekend next weekend as they head to Regis Friday and Bowdoin College Saturday

14 Eagles Named to ZAG Field Hockey / NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad

GILBERT, AZ – The Husson University field hockey team has had 14 student athletes named to the 2017 Zag Field Hockey / NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. Over 1,700 student-athletes representing 148 schools have been selected to the Squad.

The Division III National Academic Squad program recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2017-18 academic year.

Amber Anderson, Arika Brochu, Morgan Gray, Lauren Grocholl, Samantha Harden, Alison Leighton, Anne Marie Provencal, Shannon Ripley, Sadie Royer, Lauren Russell, Andrea Shaggy, Abigail Simmons, Karen Stemm, and Hannah Tucker are the 14 students athletes who made the team from Husson.

The Eagles will look to repeat their historical 2017 season and keep the national spotlight on Bangor, Maine.

Beavers Take Third in their Season Opener

Willimantic, CT - University of Maine at Farmington's Men's track and field team had a strong showing in their season opener.
With a handful of first place finishes, the Beavers were able to snag 3rd overall. Beavers were led by senior Shane Hathaway, junior David Doering, and freshman Ethan Solis. Hathaway started his day by anchoring the 4x100 relay into second place only .07 out of first. The 4x100 consisted of Draco Peaslee, Ethan Solis, Ben Toribio and Shane Hathaway. He followed that performance up with another 2nd place finish in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 17.09, he wrapped up his day winning the 400-meter hurdles, followed closely behind was teammate Corey Martin.
Junior David Doering won the 800-meter run and then turned around with a come from behind win in the 4x400 meter relay. Ethan Solis in his freshman debut shattered the school record in the 200-meter dash placing him 2nd. Abshir Abukadir and Alfred Odong finished 3rd and 4th in the 400-meter dash. Ben Toribio placed 3rd in the long jump and Robert Hollis placed 3rd in the 5k to help the beavers out as well. 
The Beavers will be back in action on Friday as they head to Regis for a 2:30 PM start. 
Recap, photo courtesy of UMF.

"Spring Sunrise" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Spring Sunrise" by Doug Mills
Spring sunrise at Buoy Park in Rockland, Maine.



Photos provided by Maine Windjammer Project
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
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Southern Maine Falls to Eastern Connecticut in LEC Opener 17-13

Sophomore Allison Irish (white jersey), seen here against UMass Dartmouth last year, had five goals against Eastern Connecticut (file photo by Jason Johns).
Huskies Travel to Husson on Monday
            GORHAM, Maine -- The Eastern Connecticut State University women's lacrosse team outscored the University of Southern Maine 5-1 over the final 11 minutes of regulation time to take a 17-13 victory in the teams' Little East Conference opener Friday afternoon at Hannaford Field.
            The win snapped a three-game losing skid for the Warriors and improved their overall mark to 2-5.  The Huskies had their two-game winning streak stopped and fell to 3-3 overall.
            In a game that went back and forth from the opening whistle, Southern Maine rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie the game 12-12 with 12:31 to play on goals 12 seconds apart from sophomores Allison Irish (Lyman, Maine/Massabesic) and Melissa Huot (Biddeford, Maine).
            The tie lasted until senior Jenna Glynn (West Granby, Conn./Granby Memorial) converted a feed from sophomore Tristan Kijak (Windsor, Conn.) at 11:00.  Glynn gave the Warriors a two-goal lead 36 seconds later scoring her third goal of the game off an assist from senior Maggie Bodington (Stratford, Conn.).
            Rookie Alex Farley (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) pulled the Huskies within one (14-13) with 9:06 to play, but the Warriors were able to pull away in the final six minutes converting three free-position attempts, including two from junior Michelina Pinto (Groton, Conn./R.E. Fitch).
            In the opening half, both sides had the lead but could not pull away.  USM too its biggest lead (6-3) on a goal from Irish with 11:27 remaining in the half, but the Warriors closed the gap to one (7-6) by the intermission with a 3-1 run.
            The Warriors opened the second half with goals from senior Katie Burke (South Windsor, Conn./East Catholic) and Bodington in the first five minutes to take their first lead since being up 2-1.   The Huskies chased the game over the next 13 minutes tying the score on two occasions, the last time on Huot's goal.
            Pinto scored a game-high five goals and dished off one assist to lead the Warriors' attack.  Glynn added three goals and two assists, and sophomore Alyssa Powers (Ellington, Conn.) had three goals.  Burke contributed two goals and three assists.  Junior goalie Jessica Purick (Riverhead, N.Y.) recorded seven saves to earn her second win of the season.
            Irish matched Pinto with five goals for the Huskies.  Farley added four markers and junior Aliza Jordan (Gorham, Maine) chipped in with two goals and an assist.  Junior goalkeeper Hala Van Nostrand (Granby, Conn.) stopped eight shots.
            The visitors had a 33-25 edge in shots and a 21-18 advantage in the battle for ground balls.  USM had a 17-15 lead in draw controls led by junior Colleen Fleming (South Portland, Maine) who had a career-high 10.
            Southern Maine is back in action on Monday (4 p.m.) traveling to Husson University for a non-conference game.  Eastern Connecticut travels to Worcester State University for a non-conference game on Tuesday (4 p.m.).
Recap, photo courtesy of University of Southern Maine.

Colby College Softball team gives No. 8 Luther a battle in second game


CLERMONT, Fla. -- The Colby College softball team gave eighth-ranked Luther College one of its best games of the season in a 3-0 setback in the final game of the Florida spring break trip on Friday.
Luther (19-1 overall) took a 17-1 win over the Mules in the opener.
 
The Mules had five hits, three walks, and made no errors in the second game. Meanwhile, Colby right-hander Wiley Holton pitched all six innings, struck out two, and allowed three earned runs.
 
Carly Swartz (pictured) had one hit and two walks for the Mules in the nightcap. Lolo Niemiec, Julia Saul, Vanessa Warshaw, and Paige Hartnett also had hits.
 
In the opener, Warshaw tripled and scored the lone run of the game off an RBI single by Niemiec. Saul had the other hit for the Mules (1-9) and Ella Hommeyer had a walk.
 
 

Colby College Baseball falls in final game during spring break trip


WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- The Colby College baseball team led early and had 12 hits in the game in a 10-5 setback to University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point on Friday.
Andrew Russell had three hits, scored a run, and drove in a run for the Mules (2-8 overall). Tommy McGee (pictured) also had three hits and scored a run. 
 
Chris Romano had two hits and an RBI for Colby. Matt Treveloni also had two hits and walked, Will Phillips scored twice and walked, Jonah Katz singled and scored, and Keenan Iuliano had one hit and an RBI. Treveloni hit .469 during the spring break trip.
 
The Mules got off to a 2-0 lead after the first inning.
 
Emery Dinsmore started and allowed three earned runs in five innings. He struck out three and walked just one.

Recap, photo courtesy of Colby College

Tufts Uses Three-Run Fifth to Top Bowdoin

Lauren O'Shea accounted for Bowdoin's lone run with a solo homer in the first
MEDFORD, Mass. – The Bowdoin softball team suffered a 3-1 setback in their NESCAC season opener as Tufts took a late lead in the Friday afternoon game.
The Polar Bears drop to 13-4 (0-1 NESCAC), while the Jumbos climb to 12-4 (1-0 NESCAC).
Game Highlights
  • Bowdoin's Kate Hoadley cruised through the first four innings, allowing just one hit, before Samantha Siciliano launched a two-run blast in the fifth to take the lead.
  • The Polar Bears took the lead in the top of the first of a solo shot from Lauren O'Shea over the left field fence.
  • Tufts evened the game on an RBI double in the fifth by Emma Della Volpe, followed by Siciliano's two-run shot.
By the Numbers
  • Jumbos pitcher Kristi Van Meter pitched a complete game, allowing four hits and one run with six strikeouts.
  • Hoadley allowed four hits and three runs with a pair of walks in six innings.
  • Claire McCarthy was the only player on either team to record multiple hits, as each team tallied four total.

Bowdoin College Baseball Opens Conference Play With 3-1 Win Over Bates

Jack Wilhoite earned the save with two innings of work, striking out five. Catcher Colby Joncas drove in the game's first run.
WATERVILLE, Maine – The Bowdoin baseball team opened NESCAC play with a 3-1 victory over Bates on Friday afternoon.
The Polar Bears (7-6, 1-0 NESCAC) rode three strong performances on the mound and timely hitting to collected their first conference win of the year. The Bobcats (3-7, 0-1 NESCAC) swept Bowdoin in the 2017 series.
Game Highlights
  • Max Vogel-Freedman escaped an early bases loaded jam in the first inning, following up with four innings without allowing a Bates runner past second.
  • Bowdoin got on the board in the bottom of the second. Jack Wilhoite tagged a leadoff single to left and advanced into scoring position on a groundout from Nick Sadler. Colby Joncas drove in the run, singling to left.
  • The Bobcats denied any more Polar Bear runs in the fourth, as Connor Russell found the final out of the inning with runners on second and third.
  • Pat Beaton led off the sixth with a single to center and came around to tie the game on Jack Arend's double to center.
  • Bowdoin responded in the bottom half of the inning as Connor Lee connected with a bases loaded fielder's choice that plated Austin Zakow.
  • In the seventh, with Ben Suski waiting at second, Joe Gentile bagged a ground-rule double over the fence in right center for the 3-1 lead.
  • Jack Wilhoite came in to pitch the final two innings for Bowdoin, retiring the side in the eighth.
  • Bates threatened in the final inning with runners on the corners. Wilhoite escaped without allowing a run, striking out his third batter of the frame.
By the Numbers
  • Vogel-Freedman pitched six innings, allowing six hits and one run with five strikeouts. Colby Lewis pitched a complete seventh for the Polar Bears (one strikeout, one walk, no hits), before Wilhoite closed out with five K's and one hit allowed.
  • Russell surrendered six hits in as many innings, with three strikeouts and a pair of walks.
  • Connor DiVincenzo went 2-for-4 at the plate. Jack Arend reached first in all three of his at-bats.
  • Wilhoite and Brandon Lopez both went 2-for-4 at the plate.

Bates College Softball drops NESCAC East opener at Trinity

Bates softball dropped its NESCAC opener 9-1 to Trinity on March 30, 2018 in Hartford. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Trinity took the first game of the Bates softball team's opening series of NESCAC East Division play by a 9-1 score Friday, ending the game on the eight-run rule on Courtney Erickson's RBI single in the sixth inning.
The host Bantams (9-5, 1-0 NESCAC East) had taken an 8-0 lead through three innings. Bates (9-4, 0-1) extended the game by an inning on first-year Mary Collette's (Watertown, Conn.) sacrifice fly in the top of the fifth and a shutout sixth thrown by sophomore starter Kirsten Pelletier (Sidney, Maine).
Pelletier (5-2) allowed a leadoff double to Michelle Treglia in the bottom of the sixth, and Erickson followed with the game-ending single.
Trinity senior Rachael Smith picked up her fifth win of the season for the Bantams, allowing one earned run on four hits. Erickson went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs while Meaghan Race also drove in two runs.
Bobcat first-year Caroline Bass (Newton, Mass.) went 2-for-3 at the plate, while sophomore Julia Panepinto (Buffalo, N.Y.) went 1-for-1 with two walks.
Trinity got things going in the first when Erica Merullo started the inning with a base hit before swiping second. Merullo advanced to third on a ground ball out by Treglia before crossing the plate on an RBI single by Erickson.
Bates threatened in the top of the second after a walk by Collette and singles from senior Paige Ahlholm (North Andover, Mass.) and Pelletier loaded the bases. But Smith left the bases loaded while keeping the Bobcats off the scoreboard for the time being.
The Bantams scored twice more in the home half thanks to a double to deep left-center by Thomas that scored Nicole Towner, before Thomas later scored on a passed ball.
Trinity took advantage of three Bobcat errors in the third inning to open up an 8-0 advantage, as Thomas and Race both drove in runs on RBI singles.
After a scoreless fourth inning by both sides, Bates stayed alive in the fifth when junior Andrea Russo (Cheshire, Conn.), who led the inning off with a walk, scored on a sacrifice fly by Collette. Pelletier, Bates' starting pitcher, kept the Bantams from scoring in the home half despite getting two runners on with no outs, but the Bantams came through the following inning.
Pelletier (5-2) went 5 1/3 innings and gave up four earned runs on 10 hits and four walks with two strikeouts.

Bates College Baseball falls 3-1 to Bowdoin in NESCAC opener

Recap, photo courtesy of Bates College
WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Bowdoin College Polar Bears scored a run in the sixth and another in the seventh to defeat the Bates baseball team by a score of 3-1 Friday afternoon in the NESCAC opener for both teams played at Colby College. 
After falling behind early, Bates (3-8, 0-1 NESCAC) tied the game in the top of the sixth thanks to a trio of sophomores. Sophomore Pat Beaton (West Newbury, Mass.) reached on an infield single to start the frame. Sophomore Zach Avila (San Francisco, Calif.) bunted him to second and sophomore Jack Arend (Newfields, N.H.) doubled in Beaton to even the score at one. 
Bowdoin starter Max Vogel-Freedman (2-1) got the next two batters out to end the frame. Then the Polar Bears (7-6, 1-0 NESCAC) took the lead for good in the bottom half of the inning. Brandon Lopez led off with a single to left. One out later, Jack Wilhoite smacked a single of his own. Nick Sadler walked to load the bases and Connor Lee's RBI fielder's choice put Bowdoin up 2-1.
The inning ended when Colby Joncas hit a sharp liner to right-center. Senior Connor DiVincenzo (Westwood, Mass.) made a spectacular diving catch to rob Joncas of extra bases
Senior captain Connor Russell (Cumberland, Maine) got the start for Bates on Friday and tossed six innings of two-run ball, scattering six hits, walking two and striking out three along the way. Vogel-Freedman earned the win for Bowdoin with six innings of one-run ball, scattering six hits, walking one and striking out five. 
Both teams went to their respective bullpens to begin the seventh inning with Bates down 2-1. Joe Gentile's RBI double gave the Polar Bears an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh. 
In the top of the eighth, Bowdoin moved Wilhoite from first base to pitcher. He retired the Bobcats in order in the eighth but Bates threatened in the ninth.
Senior Asher MacDonald (Hillsborough, N.C.) walked to begin the inning. Two outs later, first-year Noah Loughlin (Mililani, Hawaii) delivered a pinch-hit single, advancing first-year pinch runner Rob Matson (West Hartford, Conn.) to third. Wilhoite was able to strike out the next batter, securing his third save of the season. 
DiVincenzo went 2-4 at the plate with a double for Bates. Junior Dan Trulli (Melrose, Mass.) tallied a double as well. Arend's RBI double in the sixth drove in the lone run for Bates. Lopez, Wilhoite and Lee all tallied two hits apiece for Bowdoin. Joncus gave the Polar Bears an early 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the second inning. Sophomore Miles Michaud (Madison, Conn.) gave up one run in one inning out of the bullpen and junior Alex Simon (Windsor, Conn.) tossed a scoreless eighth for Bates.
Bates will look to win the series Saturday when the Bobcats play host in Waterville to Bowdoin in a doubleheader. First pitch of game one is set for 12:00 p.m.