College Sports Roundup: PSU softball team takes two
The Plymouth State University softball team completed a week in Florida with a pair of victories, defeating Oneonta State, 8-1, and earning a 13-12 extra-inning victory against New Paltz (N.Y.) at the National Training Center in Clermont, Fla., on Friday. Bekah Jackson of Nashua cracked a double, triple and her second home run of the season to lead the PSU offense against Oneonta State. Sam Hebert of Manchester went 2-for-4, and starting pitcher Nora Galvin of Windham notched her first win of the season, allowing just two hits and one unearned run over five innings while striking out seven.
In the second game, Whitney Roberts from Kennett of Conway worked 6-2/3 innings of relief, yielding three earned runs, to earn the win. Taylor Mancini delivered a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th as the Panthers improved to 4-7 overall.
Dartmouth 4, Elon 3: At Boca Raton, Fla., sophomore southpaw Kristen Rumley set a program record with 15 strikeouts, and Dartmouth College rallied for a victory in the FAU Parents Weekend Tournament. Rumley also singled in the ninth inning and scored the winning run for the Big Green (10-9). Dartmouth lost to Bethune Cookman, 2-1, in the nightcap.
St. Anselm 10-9, Adelphi 7-6: At Garden City, N.Y., William O'Connor pitched four innings of scoreless relief, and Dan Lagasse of Londonderry had three hits as St. Anselm opened a doubleheader with a 10-7 win in 12 innings. The Hawks rallied for three runs in the 12th inning, and O'Connor (1-0) preserved the victory with a clean final frame. In the second game of the doubleheader, St. Anselm starter David Kent worked eight strong innings, allowing three earned runs, to notch the win. The Hawks improved to 5-9 overall and 2-0 in league play.
Franklin Pierce 3, Le Moyne 2: At Rindge, John Razzino's run-scoring double in the ninth inning lifted Franklin Pierce to a big NE-10 victory at Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field. Right-hander Trevor Graham worked six innings and struck out 11 for the Ravens, who improved to 11-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference. Le Moyne is 6-11 (0-1 NE-10).
Dartmouth 8, Columbia 7: At New York, Liz Calby scored three goals and Hana Bowers tallied a career-high three assists as the 13th-ranked Big Green downed Columbia for the 16th straight time. Dartmouth (6-2 overall, 2-0 Ivy League) has never lost to Columbia, dating to their first meeting in 1998.
Bridgewater State 20, Colby-Sawyer 9: At New London, senior Laurel Bauer of Bradford led Colby-Sawyer with three goals as the Chargers dropped to 0-4 on Saturday. Chargers goalie Jodi Dumayne of Claremont had nine saves in the loss. Bridgewater State improved to 3-0.
St. Anselm 16, AIC 6: At Manchester, freshman Caitlin Villareal scored four goals to lead St. Anselm against American International at Grappone Stadium on Saturday. The Hawks won their fifth straight and improved to 5-1 overall (2-0 NE-10). The Yellow Jackets moved to 1-5, 0-3 NE-10.
Southern New Hampshire 13, Assumption 11: At Manchester, Alexa Allen snapped a tie game with 3:40 remaining, and the Penmen picked up their fifth straight win on Saturday. Lindsay Bucknam of Bow had five goals to lead the Penmen, now 5-3 overall and 4-0 in the NE-10. The Greyhounds are to 5-2 (2-2 NE-10).
Harvard 9, Dartmouth 6: At Hanover, senior captain Chris Costabile scored a pair of goals, but Dartmouth lost its Ivy League opener at Scully-Fahey Field on Saturday afternoon. The Big Green dropped to 2-4 overall, while Harvard improved to 4-3.
Keene State 9, Roger Williams 5: At Bristol, Conn., Taylor Wicke netted a season-high three goals as the Owls stayed undefeated with a non-conference win at Bayside Field. Keene State (5-0) is off to its best start since the 2008. Roger Williams fell to 2-4.
St. Anselm 8, Assumption 7: At Manchester, St. Anselm jumped to an early lead with goals by Andy Budz and Jake Mallinson, and the Hawks picked up their first win of the season. Goalie Jonathon O'Reilly made 11 saves for the Hawks (1-3 overall, 1-1 NE-10).
Southern New Hampshire 14, Pace 12: At Manchester, hat tricks by Rob Murray and Cameron Joyce fueled the Penmen to an NE-10 victory Saturday afternoon. Phil LaTorre of Londonderry also scored for SNHU, 2-4 overall (2-0 NE-10).
Adelphi 10, Franklin Pierce 5: At Rindge, freshman attackman Casey Burnett of Windham had two goals and two assists as the Ravens lost to No. 4-ranked Adelphi in NE-10 play. FPU dropped its third straight, falling to 1-3 overall. The visiting Panthers are now 4-0, 2-0 NE-10.
University of New Hampshire sophomore Kayla Gray scored a 9.875 to win the East Atlantic Gymnastics League balance beam individual championship, and UNH placed sixth overall with a 194.175 at Saturday's EAGL Championship, held at the University of North Carolina's Carmichael Arena. Gray became New Hampshire's first EAGL beam champion since Mariana Pena-Trestini in 2006.