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.

FIELD HOCKEY

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.

MEN’S SOCCER

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