Sunday's Maine college roundup: Bowdoin men's lacrosse falls to RIT in NCAA Division III semifinals

May 19—Clifford Gaston had seven goals and two assists as the Rochester Institute of Technology beat Bowdoin, 19-11, in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III men's lacrosse tournament on Sunday in Rochester, New York.

Matt Ward scored three goals for the Polar Bears (14-6), who were playing in the national semifinals for the first time. Oliver Bernstein and Jason Lach each added two goals, while Will Byrne had a goal and four assists.

Robert Hobbs stopped 13 shots for Bowdoin.

Jake Erickson added three goals and two assists for RIT (21-2), who will face either Washington & Lee or Tufts in the national championship game.

The Herons (19-3) took a five-goal lead in the first half and beat the Mules (13-6) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III tournament in Middletown, Connecticut.

Natalie Daniels scored six goals and added an assist for William Smith.

Julia Jardina led Colby with three goals. Sarah Hearns made six saves.

Robbie Wladkowski hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning, and the top-ranked Gulls (44-2) eliminated the Eagles (25-12) in the regional championship round of the NCAA Division III tournament in Mansfield, Connecticut.

Jackson Curtis hit an RBI single in the third inning, Keegan Cyr was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fourth, and Matt Holmes hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth as Husson took a 4-2 lead. Endicott, which has a 21-game winning streak, tied it on an RBI groundout by Dylan Pacheco in the bottom of the fifth.

Earlier Sunday, Holmes had three hits and Tanner Evans drove in two runs as the Eagles beat SUNY New Paltz, 6-2, to advance to the championship round.

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