ALBANY, New York — University of Maine senior right-hander Alexis Bogdanovich allowed just two hits and struck out 10 to lead the Black Bears to a 2-0 America East softball victory over the Albany Great Danes Sunday.
Bogdanovich (7-3) didn’t walk a batter.
Erika Leonard gave Bogdanovich the only run she needed when she blasted a solo home run in the third inning.
The Bears added an insurance run in the sixth when EmJ Fogel scored on a passed ball. Fogel led off the inning with a single, went to second when Janelle Bouchard walked and to third on Jessica Burk’s sacrifice bunt before scoring on the passed ball.
Albany’s Devin Durando (7-2) was the tough-luck losing pitcher after giving up three hits, two runs and five walks while striking out five.
Maine is now 12-13 overall and 1-0 in the league and Albany is 13-8 and 0-1. Sunday’s second game was postponed and the two teams will play a doubleheader Monday, starting at 11:30 a.m.
UMaine game cancelled
The University of Maine’s final game of its weekend series against America East foe Stony Brook was cancelled Saturday due to poor weather.
Stony Brook swept Maine in a Friday doubleheader 8-5 in 13 innings and 3-1 with the Black Bears slipping to 9-16 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
UMF 16, Green Mountain 6
At Waterville on Saturday, Ayla Allen connected for six goals and provided an assist to power the Beavers to a North Atlantic Conference win over the Eagles.
Carly Raymond (assist) and Jaclyn Langevin scored three goals each for the University of Maine-Farmington (2-5, 1-2 NAC). Rhi Jackson netted two goals, while Maddi Kadnar (assist) and Alaina Shorey added one each.
Patty Smith made four saves.
Catie Brewster led Green Mountain (1-6, 0-4 NAC) with three goals and Rebecca Girouard scored twice. Cassie Sharp made 11 saves.
Castleton 20, Husson 8
At Castleton, Vermont, Maddy DaCosta piled up seven goals and an assist to spark the Spartans to a North Atlantic Conference win over the Eagles on Saturday.
Kate Auer registered six goals and three assists and Brandi Whittemore scored four times for Castleton State (8-2, 4-0 NAC). Meghan Els made 14 saves.
Michaela Bicknell led Husson University of Bangor (3-4, 2-2 NAC) with three goals and one assist, while Amanda Deshaies scored three times. Abi Staab and Mariah Carrier chipped in a goal each to support Abby Greenleaf and Jess Poulin, who made three saves each.
Thomas 7, Colby-Sawyer 6
At Waterville on Saturday, Jennifer Day’s goal with 8:38 remaining lifted the Terriers to a win over the Chargers in a North Atlantic Conference matchup.
Day finished with three goals and an assist for Thomas College and Erin Nelligan also posted a hat trick. Brittany Premo scored one goal and Allie McArthur made five saves.
Sara Berry led Colby-Sawyer with two goals, while Alyssia Janak, Maryalice Gurnee and Carly Baker each chipped in with a goal and an assist. Meghan Castellano made seven stops.
Castleton 18, Husson 2
At Castleton, Vermont, Zach Davidson and Taylor Swarter scored six goals each to propel the Spartans to a North Atlantic Conference victory over the Eagles on Saturday.
Alex Denny added two goals and Davidson also had an assist for Castleton State (8-2, 4-0 NAC). Sam Polak and Eric Horsfield combined to make 10 saves.
Marc Roy and Zack Glazier each netted an unassisted goal for Husson University of Bangor (3-4, 2-2 NAC). Tom Lepage logged 14 saves.
Green Mountain 6, UMF 4
At Waterville on Saturday, Nick Parsons scored the only two goals of the second half to help the Eagles edge the Beavers in a North Atlantic Conference contest.
Parsons finished with four goals and an assist for Green Mountain College (2-6, 2-3 NAC), while Rich Aberle (2 assists) and Nate Laymon each scored once. Carl Diethelm made five stops.
Tom McGowan tallied two goals for the University of Maine-Farmington (0-9, 0-4 NAC). Casey Wrigley and Cameron McAllister provided one each. Joseph Maldonado made 11 saves.
Thomas 11, Lyndon State 9
At Waterville on Saturday, Colby Blondin scored three goals in the fourth quarter to lift the Terriers to a North Atlantic Conference victory over the Hornets.
Blondin finished with four goals and two assists for Thomas College, while Bryan Ferris connected for three goals and an assist. Parker Chute, Kade Strout and Liam Salus scored a goal apiece. Salus and Connor Lamberton teamed up to make 16 saves.
Kevin McCarthy paced Lyndon State with four goals and Ricky Carroll tallied two. Shane Morin logged 17 saves.