BURLINGTON, Vt. — Rob Darrar scored two of Vermont’s four second-period goals, and the Catamounts beat Maine 6-2 Friday night in a Hockey East game at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

Vermont improved to 7-3-1 overall and 3-2 in Hockey East, while the Black Bears dipped to 4-7-2 and 1-4.

After a scoreless first period, Vermont’s Ross Colton scored 1:26 into the second. That was followed by goals at 6:38 and 11:02 by Darrar and a power-play goal by Rob Hamilton at the 15-minute mark. Rob Michel scored for Maine with 29 seconds left in the period.

Derek Lodermeier made it 5-1 at 6:13 of the third and Maine’s Patrick Holway got one back midway through the period.

Mario Puskarich was credited with the final goal, a short-handed empty-netter with 2:10 left.

BABSON 4, USM 2: Tommy Munichiello had two goals and the Beavers (4-1-1, 3-0 New England Hockey) scored four goals in the third period to beat Southern Maine (2-3, 1-3) at Gorham.

Brett Norman scored in the first period and Johnny Kyte added a second-period goal for the Huskies.

COLBY 2, MIDDLEBURY 1: Geoff Sullivan scored with 2:49 remaining in overtime, and the Mules topped the Panthers in a NESCAC opener at Waterville.

EJ Rauseo also scored for Colby.

WILLIAMS 4, BOWDOIN 3: Marcus Mollica had two goals, including the winner with 8:17 remaining, as the Ephs edged the Polar Bears in a NESCAC opener at Brunswick.

Matt Sullivan and Pat Geary scored in the first period to give Bowdoin a 2-0 lead.

In the second period, Max Fuld and Mollica scored consecutive goals to tie it at 2. Geary put the Polar Bears in front again with 2:52 left in the period, but David Italiano tied it 58 seconds before intermission.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

CONNECTICUT 5, MAINE 3: Briana Colangelo scored two goals, and the Huskies (8-4-1, 3-2 Hockey East) defeated the Black Bears (3-11, 2-8) at Storrs, Connecticut.

Colangelo’s goals were both unassisted and gave the Huskies leads of 2-0 and 4-0.

Vendula Pribylova had two goals and Brooke Stacey also scored for Maine.

HOLY CROSS 6, USM 2: Sam Girard had two goals and two assists as the Crusaders (6-0, 4-0 NEHC) downed the Huskies (1-5, 1-4) at Worcester, Massachusetts.

Katie Couture scored both goals for the Huskies and Courtney Davis stopped 46 shots.

UNE 5, NICHOLS 1: The University of New England (2-4-1, 2-2-1 NEHC) got goals from five players in a win over the Bison (0-6, 0-4) at Harrisville, Rhode Island.

Annie Mullen and Melissa Boudreau scored in the first period, Gabby Crugnale and Abby Kinens got second-period goals and Cassandra Connolly added an unassisted goal in the third for UNE.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

BOWDOIN 74, SOUTHERN VERMONT 71: Jack Simonds scored a career-high 31 points as the Polar Bears opened their season with a win over the Mountaineers (1-1) in a tournament at UMass-Dartmouth.

Liam Farley added 14 points, David Reynolds had 11 and Tim Ahn finished with 10.

Ahn sank a free throw to give Bowdoin a 72-69 lead with 25 seconds left. Rayshawn Taylor made a layup on the Mountaineers’ next possession before David Reynolds answered with two free throws.

Taylor led Southern Vermont with 18 points.

COLBY 97, PINE MANOR 96: Tyler Williams’ 3-pointer with one second left gave the Mules a win over Pine Manor (2-1) in their opener at Waterville.

Williams was one of seven Colby players with at least 10 points. Sean Gilmore led the Mules with 17. He was followed by Patrick Stewart and Ronan Schwarz with 15, Alex Dorion with 13, Joe Connelly with 11 and Williams and Maximilian Steiner with 10.

Taverick Roberson had 29 points for the Gators.

DESALES 71, BATES 70: Joseph Lococo scored 21 points, including the winning basket in overtime, as the Bulldogs (2-0) edged the Bobcats (0-1) in the Ted Coghlin Memorial Tournament at Worcester, Massachusetts.

Shawn Strickland made a 3-pointer with eight seconds left for Bates’ final points and missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer following two missed free throws by Lococo.

Bates’ Marcus Delpeche (15 points) forced overtime with a 3-pointer with one second left in regulation. Malcolm Delpeche had 16 points for the Bobcats.

WESLEYAN 84, USM 63: Salim Green had 21 points to lead the Cardinals (1-0) over the Huskies (1-1) at Middletown, Connecticut.

Green scored seven points during a 21-3 run that gave Wesleyan a 74-56 lead with 6:20 remaining.

Zach Leal had 18 points, Jacob Littlefield scored 14 and Christian McCue added 11 for the Huskies.

THOMAS 69, UNE 64: Tyheem Simon scored 26 points and Zach MacKinnon chipped in 20 as the Terriers (2-0) beat the Nor’easters (0-2) at Waterville.

Simon made a 3-pointer with 13:27 left to give Thomas a 42-39 lead, and the Terriers never lost the lead the rest of the way.

Drew Coveney led UNE with 14 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. Jean-Luc Park added 10 points.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

UNE 83, UMAINE-FARMINGTON 46: Sadie Nelson scored 15 points and the Nor’easters (2-0) built a 52-17 first-half lead against the Beavers (0-1) at Biddeford.

Nelson had 10 points in the first half for the Nor’easters, who outscored UMF 29-7 in the second quarter.

Ashley Coneys added 12 points, Alicia Brown scored 11 and Kristie McNall had 10 for UNE.

NORWICH 55, BATES 39: Heather LeBlanc scored 11 of her 23 points in the first half as the Cadets (1-1) handled the Bobcats (0-2) in the Graef Memorial Classic at Brunswick.

Allie Coppola had 12 points and Emily Freedland scored 10 for Bates.

COLBY 59, RPI 44: Emily Davis scored 18 points as the Mules opened with a win over the Engineers (1-1) in the Mariner Classic at Castine.

Haley Driscoll added 12 points for Colby, which outscored RPI 21-11 in the fourth quarter.