BIDDEFORD — The University of New England scored four consecutive goals in the second half Thursday night to pull away to a 7-3 victory over Husson in a season-opening field hockey game.

Nicole Matarozzo and Marge Gardner each had a goal and an assist for the Nor’easters as the defending Commonwealth Coast Conference champions received goals from seven players.

THOMAS 2, USM 1: Kianna Pushard scored off a feed from Tiffany Weeks to give the Terriers the lead for good 11:39 into the second half of an opener against Southern Maine at Gorham.

Samantha Crosman set up Kaylie Andrews for a goal at 25:51 of the first half to give Southern Maine a 1-0 lead, but Pushard scored unassisted just 3:09 later.


ST. JOSEPH’S 1, THOMAS 1: London Steele-Jackson scored the tying goal in the 62nd minute for Thomas in an opener at Waterville.

Cody Elliott scored for St. Joseph’s on a feed from Brett Mattos in the 54th minute.


USM 5, THOMAS 0: Hana McNally had a goal and an assist in the second half as the Huskies used scored four goals to pull away from the Terriers in an opener at Waterville.

Adela Kilalwa scored with 11:44 left in the first half.

Jessica Preble, Alexa Cicolini and Ally Little added second-half goals.

UNE 6, ST. JOSEPH’S 1: Edie Pallozzi and Taylor Littlefield scored two goals apiece and the Nor’easters rolled past the Monks in an opener at Standish.

Rachel Guimon and Ashley Shermon also score for UNE, which led 4-0 at halftime.


(9) TENNESSEE 20, APPALACHIAN STATE 13: Jalen Hurd recovered quarterback Joshua Dobbs’ overtime fumble in the end zone and Tennessee overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to escape with a season-opening victory.

Tennessee faced third-and-goal from the 2 when Dobbs ran to his right and lost control of the ball as he tried to stretch his arms across the goal line. Hurd won the scramble for the loose ball in the end zone to give the Volunteers their only lead of the night.

(19) LOUISVILLE 70, CHARLOTTE 14: Lamar Jackson accounted for a school-record eight touchdowns and 405 offensive yards by halftime to help Louisville dismantle Charlotte in an opener in Kentucky.

Jackson broke Chris Redman’s 1998 record for combined rushing and passing TDs and tied Redman’s mark for passing TDs. He didn’t take a snap in the second half.