College Sports Roundup: FPU nine sweeps Lowell
Strong starting pitching from former Souhegan of Amherst standout Ryan Thompson and Kevin McGowan of Nashua powered the Franklin Pierce University baseball team to a weekend sweep of UMass Lowell at Pappas Field.
After opening the series with a 5-4 win Friday, the Ravens (16-9, 6-0 NE-10) came back Saturday with wins of 6-3 and 4-2 over the River Hawks (12-9, 0-3).
Plymouth State 3-5, Eastern Conn. 5-3: At Mansfield, Conn., Josh Young of Somersworth picked up the win in relief, while Dan Armstrong of Danville had two hits and drove in a run.
Keene State 6-6, RIC 8-2: In Providence, R.I,, Domingo Cruz of Manchester (Memorial) made the most of his second start of the season, going 2-for-3 and driving in three runs as the Owls (6-12, 1-1 LEC) split with the Anchormen (4-14, 1-1)and snapped a five-game losing streak.
Penn 3-3, Dartmouth 2-2: At Philadelphia, the Quakers held Dartmouth to under five runs for just the third and fourth time this year.
SNHU 0-6, Stonehill 1-1: At Easton, Mass., Riley Palmer of Goffstown had three hits and drove in three as the Penmen (17-6, 1-2 NE-10) rebounded to take the second game.
Bentley 15-10, St. Anselm 4-7: At Waltham, Mass., the Hawks (8-13-1, 0-2 NE-10) gave up 28 hits and 25 runs to the Falcons (9-13, 2-1).
Dartmouth 8, Brown 7: At Hanover, Sarah Byrne's goal with 13.8 seconds left lifted the 15th-ranked Big Green (7-3, 3-0 Ivy) over the Bears (7-2, 1-2).
Franklin Pierce 18, Southern Conn. 9: At New Haven, Conn., Madeline Shopshire had six goals as the Ravens (2-3, 1-2 NE-10) won their first conference match.
Southern Maine 8, Keene State 7: At Gorham, Maine, the Huskies (5-2, 1-0 LEC) scored with 10 seconds left to nip the Owls (2-5, 0-1) in the conference opener for both teams. Lindsay Conroy of Londonderry and Lauren Brown each scored late.
Le Moyne 14, St. Anselm 5: At Syracuse, N.Y., the Hawks (2-4, 2-2 NE-10) played the top-ranked Dolphins (8-1, 5-1) to a 1-1 draw after one quarter, but it was all Le Moyne the rest of the way. Andrew Messner had a pair of goals for the Hawks.
Cornell 21, Dartmouth 5: At Ithaca, N.Y., the Big Green (2-6, 0-2 Ivy) lost their eighth straight game to a nationally-ranked team - a streak that dates back to last year's season opener - as the No. 3 Big Red (9-1, 3-0) jumped out a 6-1 lead and never looked back.
Plymouth State 15, UMass Boston 4: At Holderness, Brett Miller of Windham had three goals, while C.J. Frates of Merrimack and Ty Long of Dover scored two each as the Panthers (4-1, 1-0 LEC) routed the Beacons (2-7, 0-1).
Keene State 14, Southern Maine 12: At Gorham, Maine, the Owls (6-1, 1-0 LEC) battled from behind all day before finally overtaking the Huskies (3-5, 0-1) late in the second half. Ian Hart of Richmond gave KSC its first lead of the game at 10-9 with 1:53 left in the third quarter. Ian and younger brother Ryan Hart each had two goals.
Emmanuel 6, Rivier 4: At Boston, Kyle Graham of Londonderry had a pair of goals, but it was not enough to keep the Raiders (6-4, 2-3 GNAC) from losing their second straight.
Adelphi 12, SNHU 3: At Garden City, N.Y., the Panthers (6-0, 4-0 NE-10 scored seven unanswered goals as they built a 7-0 lead the half and cruised past from the Penmen (2-6, 2-2).
Daniel Webster 9-6, Southern Vermont 4-8: At Bennington, Vt., freshman Sara Pelkey of Fitzwilliam had three hits and pitched six strong innings to get the win in the opener for the Eagles (5-9).
Plymouth State 4-10, UMass Dartmouth 0-5: At North Dartmouth, Mass., Nora Galvin of Windham tossed a three-hit shutout in the opener, while Bekah Jackson had two hits and scored four runs in the second game as the Panthers (8-7, 2-0 LEC) swept.
St. Anselm 4-3, Bentley 0-1: At Waltham, Mass., Paige Cormier of Rochester and Tayla Trask matched complete-game efforts as the Hawks (5-11, 3-3 NE-10) swept the Falcons (5-13, 1-7).
Rivier 11-4, Suffolk 3-3: At Nashua, Kathryn Mostone had three hits and drove in two runs in the opener and Sahara Brown of Barnstead had a pair of hits and two RBIs.
SNHU 5, Adelphi 4: At Manchester, Alena Mukdaprakorn and Diana Vamvakitis each won their singles matches and combined for a doubles win.