GORHAM — Sophomore Amy Jose’s goal in the 76th minute proved decisive as the University of Southern Maine Huskies shut out Plymouth State University Panthers 1-0 in a Little East Conference women’s soccer match Saturday afternoon at Hannaford Field.

The victory snapped the Huskies’ eight-match losing skid, and improved their record to 2-9-0 overall and 1-3-0 in LEC play.  The Panthers dropped their third straight match to slide to 2-9-0

Wesleyan 3, Bates 1

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. —   Wesleyan quickly overcame a 1-0 first half deficit to defeat Bates College 3-1 in a NESCAC women’s soccer matchup at Russell Stree Field Saturday afternoon.

First-year Julia Rice put the Bobcats (2-6-1) on the board with 24:45 left to play in the first half, receiving a cross from Dakota Donovan right in front of Cardinal’s (4-4-1) goalie Jessica Tollman.

The lead lasted only 39 seconds when Laura Kurash’s shot was saved by Bates goalie Anabel Schmelz, only to carom toward Mikaela Curtin, who knocked it in to tie the game.

With 13 minutes left in the half, Kerry Doyle sent a through pass that Kurash caught up to and piloted past Schmelz for the eventual game-winner.

Field hockey

UMass-Dartmouth 5, USM 0

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. — Five different players scored as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs cruised to a 5-0 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a Little East Cofnerence field hockey game Saturday afternoon at Cressy Field

The Corsairs to a 2-0 lead into the halftime break as senior Taryn Cardiel and junior Tiffany Richard each scored. Cardiel’s goal came just 48 seconds into the game, while Richard knocked in her fifth goal of the season in the 14th minute.

Football

Westfield State 63, Maine Maritime 13
CASTINE — Westfield State scored on six of its seven first-half possessions en route to a 63-13 win over Maine Maritime in New England Football Conference Bogan Division action at Ritchie Field on Saturday.

The win, Westfieldís first in seven tries against Maine Maritime, lifted the Owls to 2-4 (1-2 Bogan), while the Mariners fell to 0-5, 0-3.

Westfield set the tone on its first play from scrimmage when freshman quarterback, Erik Wahsburn, found Kane Terilli beyond the Mariners secondary for a 75-yard touchdown. Washburn completed 13 of 18 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns on the afternoon. Terilli caught four passes for 106 yards, while Kevin Parnell and Kevin Nicol each caught three passes, including a touchdown for each.

Bowdoin 17, Tufts 10
BRUNSWICK — Led by 137 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Zach Donnarumma, the Bowdoin College football team picked up its first victory of the 2012 season with a 17-10 win over Tufts on Saturday.

The Polar Bears, who accumulated 215 yards on the ground as a team, improve to 1-2 this fall. The Jumbos fall to 0-3 this season and have lost 18 consecutive games overall.

Greg Pierce also contributed 73 yards on the ground for Bowdoin while Thomas Romero went 13-25 with 131 yards passing. Bowdoin limited Tufts’ high-powered passing attack, holding John Dodds to 124 yards passing despite completing 21-36. Pat Nee caught six passes for 56 yards while Justin Weaver gained 66 yards on the ground for the Jumbos.

 
Wesleyan 31, Colby 28
WATERVILLE — Wesleyan University stayed unbeaten on the season after scoring 10 points in the final 2:31 of the contest to pull out a 31-28 victory over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference football Saturday at Seaverns Field on Saturday
 
Sebastian Aguirre (Denville, N.J.) booted a 20-yard field goal with just 34 seconds remaining for the deciding points and then the Cardinals had to hold off a wild final drive by Colby.

Men’s soccer

Plymouth State 1, USM 0

PLYMOUTH, N.H.Junior Adam Groves scored the only goal of the game on a header with 4:29 remaining in regulation Saturday afternoon as Plymouth State University nipped the University of Southern Maine, 1-0, in a Little East Conference men’s soccer game at Panther Field.

Groves, who transferred to PSU this year after playing the last two seasons at USM, scored the game-winner from right in front of the Husky goal.  A Panther corner kick from the right side went through traffic to the left end line, where freshman Petro Masumbuko ran it down. Masumbuko fed the ball back into the box, and Groves’ header went off the crossbar and across the goal line, his first career score for either team.

Wesleyan 2, Bates 0

LEWISTON —   Wesleyan scored a pair of goals 12 minutes apart in the first half to deliver a 2-0 victory over Bates College in men’s soccer action Saturday afternoon.

After starting the game with a 6-0 advantage in shots taken, the Cardinals (6-1-2) struck in the 27th minute when Ian Waldron sent a cross from deep in the corner to the front of the Bates’ goal where Chris Kuehn headed it past Bobcat (2-6-1) goalie Joe Maffly-Kipp.

Bates’ first-year Luis Pereira put the most pressure on the Wesleyan defense, placing three of his five shot attempts on goal.

Women’s soccer

USM 1, Plymouth State 0

GORHAM — Sophomore Amy Jose’s goal in the 76th minute proved decisive as the University of Southern Maine Huskies shut out Plymouth State University Panthers 1-0 in a Little East Conference women’s soccer match Saturday afternoon at Hannaford Field.

The victory snapped the Huskies’ eight-match losing skid, and improved their record to 2-9-0 overall and 1-3-0 in LEC play.  The Panthers dropped their third straight match to slide to 2-9-0 Wesleyan 3, Bates 1

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. —   Wesleyan quickly overcame a 1-0 first half deficit to defeat Bates College 3-1 in a NESCAC women’s soccer matchup at Russell Stree Field Saturday afternoon.

First-year Julia Rice put the Bobcats (2-6-1) on the board with 24:45 left to play in the first half, receiving a cross from Dakota Donovan right in front of Cardinal’s (4-4-1) goalie Jessica Tollman.

The lead lasted only 39 seconds when Laura Kurash’s shot was saved by Bates goalie Anabel Schmelz, only to carom toward Mikaela Curtin, who knocked it in to tie the game.

With 13 minutes left in the half, Kerry Doyle sent a through pass that Kurash caught up to and piloted past Schmelz for the eventual game-winner.


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