Local colleges: Babson beats CGA women in NEWMAC lacrosse semis

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Apr. 25—NEW LONDON — Georgia Salvatore had four goals and three assists to lead third-seeded Babson College to a 14-6 win over No. 2 Coast Guard Academy in the semifinals of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference women's lacrosse tournament on Saturday night.

Babson (3-1) will visit top-seeded Springfield College next Saturday in the NEWMAC final. Springfield beat No. 4 Wheaton College 14-11 in the other semifinal. Coast Guard finishes 3-1.

Claudia Dodge added four goals for Babson, which held a 30-16 edge in shots, while Abby Bass scored two goals for the Bears and Haley McCue added a goal and an assist.

In other games:

— Mitchell College dropped its regular-season finale with a 20-5 loss to New England College in the New England Collegiate Conference. The Mariners (0-11, 0-6) will play an opponent to be determined in the first round of the NECC tournament on Thursday. Lindsey Fairbank scored three goals for Mitchell while Hannah Corrigan and Daniella Holland each added a goal and goalie Ashley Holdridge of Ledyard made a season-high 16 saves.

Men's lacrosse

— Waterford graduate Caleb Holdridge had five goals and three assists, leading Coast Guard to a 21-9 victory over Emerson in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. Will Iorio and Gaige Kruger both added hat tricks in the victory for the Bears who finish the regular season 3-0.

— Mitchell scored four of the last five goals to overtake Salem State 13-12 in a non-conference game. Jade Shields scored the game-winner with 35 seconds remaining, his fourth of the night, while Ethan LePain contributed a goal and three assists for the Mariners (3-4) and goalie Marcel Quinlan made 19 saves.

College baseball

— Mitchell held off Becker College in both games to sweep an NECC doubleheader on the road, 3-1 and 10-8, in Leicester, Mass. The Mariners (15-7, 8-3), took three of four games in the two-day series. Camren Varney got the win in the opener for Mitchell while Montville's Jeremy Sagun had the big hit, a two-run double, and Montville's Kenny Heon picked up the first of his back-to-back six-out saves. Steve Cochrane had two hits and two RBI for the Mariners in the second game.

— Wheaton College, ranked 21st nationally, swept a doubleheader from Coast Guard, 10-4 and 18-3, in the NEWMAC. Blake Carroll had two hits, including a three-run homer in the eighth, while Tom Ankers also added two hits for Coast Guard (3-5) in the first game.

Softball

— Mitchell swept a doubleheader from Becker, 3-2 and 7-6 in the NECC. Katelyn Lipsky and Hannah Lemke were the winning pitchers for the Mariners (7-14, 5-9) and Maliah Pabellon had two hits and two RBI.

— Katie Martin earned the win in both games as WPI swept a NEWMAC doubleheader at home against Coast Guard, 3-0 and 3-1. Isabelle Shroyer, who pitched well in both games for the Bears (6-6) but suffered both losses, was 2-for-3 at the plate in the first game and 3-for-4 in the second. Lillia Farlow added two hits for Coast Guard in the second game and drove in its only run.

Field hockey

— UConn won its ninth straight Big East tournament championship with a 2-0 win over Old Dominion. The Huskies (11-1) earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Division I tournament, which was expected to release its entire field and pairings later Saturday night. The field hockey season was moved from the fall to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.