For the first time since 2005, the University of Maine will play football in Portland next season, meeting Delaware in a Colonial Athletic Association game Nov. 4 at Fitzpatrick Stadium.

The Black Bears’ last appearance in Portland was a 31-6 victory against Albany on Oct. 1, 2005.

In addition, Maine’s annual Jeff Cole Memorial scrimmage will be played at 4 p.m. on May 6 at Fitzpatrick Stadium.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

MAINE: The Black Bears, who last month saw five players transfer out of the program, signed Ashlyn McDonald, a 6-foot-3 forward from Highland (Kansas) Community College.

McDonald, a native of Tullahoma, Tennessee, averaged 5.8 points and 3.9 rebounds last season.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

UMASS-DARTMOUTH 11, SOU-THERN MAINE 9: Catrina Longo had five goals and two assists as the Corsairs (7-5, 1-1 Little East) held off the Huskies (6-4, 0-2) at Gorham.

Aliza Jordan scored three goals for the Huskies, who trailed 9-3 early in the second half but scored five straight goals to cut it to 9-8 with 9:12 left.

SOFTBALL

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND, SALVE REGINA SPLIT: Lauren Gerhard and Kelsey Mansfield had two-run singles as the Nor’easters (9-9, 5-5 Commonwealth Coast), scored five times in the second inning of the nightcap for a 7-4 victory against Salve Regina (16-9, 11-1) at Biddeford.

The Seahawks took the opener, 4-3.

MAINE, UMASS-LOWELL SPLIT: Rachel Harvey drove home five runs on three hits to lead Maine (9-18, 4-1 America East) to an 8-2 victory over the River Hawks (13-16, 5-2) in the opener at Lowell, Massachusetts.

Lowell won the second game, 5-3.

BOWDOIN 6, SOUTHERN MAINE 4: Allison Rutz scored the go-ahead run on an error in the seventh as the Polar Bears (18-6) edged the Huskies (8-9) at Gorham.