The end of the fall sports season and the start of the winter campaign overlapped last weekend at Southern Maine Community College. The big news was the women’s soccer team winning the Yankee Small College Conference title by virtue of a 2-0 semifinal round win over host New Hampshire Technical Institute and a 3-2 (PK) victory over U. Maine-Machias in the final. Kym Hendrix and Hannah Fields had the goals versus NHTI. Fields scored twice in regulation in the championship game, but UMM rallied and forced overtime. After two scoreless OTs, successful penalty kicks from Fields, Katy Owen and Marina West gave the Seawolves their first conference title. Fields was named tournament MVP. SMCC (10-1-2) advanced to the national tournament for the first time. The men’s team was ousted by NHTI in PKs in the semifinal to finish 7-5-2. Douglas Cloutier scored the goal in regulation before the Seawolves lost in PKs, 4-3. The basketball season is underway and the women’s squad started with wins over Cegep Champlain St. Lawrence (67-46) and UNB Saint John (62-44). The men opened with a 70-47 win over St. Thomas University, then fell to 1-1 with a 74-71 overtime loss to UNB Saint John. Both hoops squads are at Navy Prep Saturday.
St. Joseph’s College’s women’s basketball team, under the direction of coach Mike McDevitt, is conducting a shooting clinic for girls in Grades 3-9 Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harold Alfond Center at St. Joe’s. The fee for the clinic is $35 in advance or $45 the day of the clinic. FMI, 893-6671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.