GORHAM – Bowdoin scored four times in the second half to pull away to a 5-1 victory over the University of Southern Maine in a women’s soccer match on Wednesday.

Lauren Skerritt scored twice, and Ellery Gould and Morgan Woodhouse added a goal and an assist each for the Polar Bears (3-2-1). Casey Blossom also had a goal.

Heidi DeHaan scored for the Huskies (3-7). 

UNE 4, NEC 0: Morgan Jensen scored twice to lead the Nor’easters (7-2, 4-1 Commonwealth Coast) past the Pilgrims (4-6-1, 2-3-1) at Biddeford.

The Nor’easters took advantage of an own goal and goals by Jensen and Alice Read to take a 3-0 lead in the opening 22 minutes.

Jess Woodworth made four saves for the shutout. 

HUSSON 2, BATES 1: Alexandra Laniewski scored the equalizer with 1:59 left in regulation, then struck again at 7:13 of overtime to lift the Eagles (7-4) over the Bobcats (2-3-1) at Bangor.

Tina Tobin scored for Bates in the 16th minute.

Bates’ Annie Burns and Husson’s Rozlyn Peterson each made 11 saves.


NEC 3, UNE 1: Aaron Kolb scored twice in the second half to lift the Pilgrims (6-4, 3-2 Commonwealth Coast) over the Nor’easters (3-3-, 1-2-2) at Biddeford.

Owen Evans gave UNE a lead in the 19th minute, but Kolb set up James Kiriakos for the equalizer eight minutes later.

Jon Planer made eight saves for UNE. 

BATES 4, THOMAS 1: John Murphy had a goal and two assists to help the Bobcats (3-2-1) down the Terriers (4-4-2) at Waterville.

Patrick Jackson added a goal and an assist. Dan Remillard and Ethan Kass also scored for Bates, which led 3-0 at halftime.

Michael Greengarten scored for Thomas. 

USM 0, COLBY 0: Ben Joslin had eight saves for the Mules (3-3-1) and David Kreps had six for the Huskies (2-6-1) in a tie at Portland.


WORCESTER STATE 3, USM 2: Karla Rotondi scored at 10:19 of overtime to give the Lancers (6-4, 3-1 Little East) a win over the Huskies (4-6, 2-2) at Worcester, Mass.

USM rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the final 18 minutes of regulation. Kailey Bubier scored at 52:52, then set up Ariel Kaplan with the tying goal at 56:18. 

UM-FARMINGTON 4, BATES 2: Hattie Laliberte and Sara Lane scored two goals apiece as the Beavers (6-1) overcame a 2-0 deficit against the Bobcats (1-5) at Farmington.

Kelly McManus and Lyndsey Beaton scored for Bates in the first 19 minutes.

Lane scored at 30:02 and 46:35 to tie it before Laliberte put home the winner at 54:18.


ALABAMA: Coach Nick Saban said defensive end Marcell Dareus has “a pretty good chance” to play Saturday night against No. 7 Florida.

Saban said Dareus didn’t have any issues during practice for the top-ranked Crimson Tide but his left ankle probably still isn’t 100 percent.

Dareus was injured late in the first half against Arkansas but returned to the game in the second half. 

BIG 12: League athletic directors approved a nine-game conference schedule that will pit every team against the other every season, with no need for a championship game.

Conference spokesman Bob Burda said future schedules will be released today.

The league has been split into North and South divisions, with six teams in each. 

NORTH CAROLINA: School officials said the NCAA has scheduled a teleconference Friday to hear an appeal of the suspensions of two players.

Cornerback Kendric Burney was suspended for six games and safety Deunta Williams four games by the NCAA for receiving improper benefits tied to several trips.