SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Anetra Byfield and Kaitlyn Ball scored to back a four-save effort by Annalena Kriebisch, and the University of Maine snapped a two-game losing skid with a 2-0 victory over Bryant University in a women’s soccer game Friday afternoon.

Byfield ended a 218-minute goal-less drought for the Black Bears (4-2), scoring in the sixth minute off a long cross from Shannon Armitage.

Ball added a goal in the 69th minute when she got separation from two defenders.

Kriebish recorded her third shutout of the season as Maine dropped Bryant to 3-4.


BOSTON UNIVERSITY 2, MAINE 1: Hester van der Laan and Ally Hammel scored second-half goals, and the Terriers held on to stay unbeaten while handing the Black Bears their first loss of the season in a nonconference game at Boston.

Van der Laan’s 51st-minute goal put Boston University (5-0) on top, and Hammel extended the lead with just 2:25 to play before Samantha Waag answered for Maine (4-1) less than a minute later.

Libby Reidl and Ella Mosky assisted on Waag’s goal.

Cammy Jensen stopped three shots for the Terriers, who held Maine to eight shot attempts.


ST. JOSEPH’S 1, CASTLETON 1: The Monks and Spartans traded final-minute goals and settled for a tie in the first game of the Adidas Challenge Cup at Bangor, Maine.

Seth Wilmott scored for Castleton State (0-2-1) with 45 seconds remaining in regulation, only to see Dalton Gaumer answer with an unassisted goal with just 15 seconds left for St. Joseph’s (1-1-2).

Aaron Parker stopped nine shots for the Spartans, while Blake Mullen had a pair of saves for the Monks.

USM 1, HUSSON 1: Nick Whitehead scored in the 80th minute to give the host Eagles (0-2-1) a tie with Southern Maine (0-2-1) in the second game of the Adidas Challenge Cup.

Christopher Pepin gave the Huskies the lead at 56:27, scoring on a feed from Qutaiba Hassoon.

Cody Gross had 10 saves for Husson; Simon Hulbert stopped 12 shots for the Huskies