BURLINGTON, Vt. – Michelle Niedziejko scored off a centering pass from Kelly Newton with less than five minutes left to send the University of Maine to a 2-1 field hockey win over Harvard on Saturday, the first day of the Catamount Classic.

Newton tipped in a long ball by Stephanie Gardiner to put the Black Bears (3-2) on top in the ninth minute.

Rachael Rosenfeld tied the score in the 16th minute for the Crimson (2-1).

BOWDOIN 4, AMHERST 3: Jessie Small scored with less than 13 minutes left to lift the Polar Bears over the Jeffs in Brunswick.

TRINITY 5, COLBY 1: Payson Sword scored three times to lead the Bantams past the Mules at Hartford, Conn.

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 3, UNE 1: Emily Kuchta broke a scoreless tie with two goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half, and the Pilgrims (1-3) beat the Nor’easters (2-2) in a Commonwealth Coast Conference opener at Biddeford.

FRAMINGHAM STATE 1, USM 0: Kristen Sacco scored early in the second half as the Rams (1-2) edged the Huskies (2-3) at Framingham, Mass.

Kayla Kennedy made seven saves for USM.

ST. JOSEPH’S 3, LASELL 1: Sarah Bartell and Courtney Rague scored first-half goals to help the Monks (2-0) hold off the Lasers (1-3) at Standish.

The Monks went up 3-0 when Rachelle Messuri scored in the 61st minute.

CONN COLLEGE 4, BATES 0: Abby Hine scored two goals for the Camels (1-0) in a win over the Bobcats (0-1) at New London, Conn.


WORCESTER STATE 3, USM 0: Justin Biela scored in the 64th minute to lead the Lancers (2-3) over the Huskies (0-4) in Worcester, Mass.

David Kreps turned aside 11 shots for the Huskies.

ST. JOSEPH’S 3, EMERSON 1: Jack LaFreniere had a goal and an assist for the Monks (3-0, 1-0) against the Lions (1-2, 0-1), at Standish.

SMCC 4, UNITY 1: Adam Burpee had a goal and two assists to pace the Seawolves (2-2) against the Rams (0-2) in a Yankee Small College Conference opener at South Portland.

Alex Day, Blais Whitney and Atti Citegetse also scored for SMCC.

SALVE REGINA 5, UNE 0: Ken Johnson scored twice as the Seahawks (2-2) blanked the Nor’easters (1-2-1) in a Commonwealth Coast Conference opener at Biddeford.

CONN COLLEGE 1, BATES 0: Trevor Prophet scored on a free kick in the second half to lead the Camels over the Bobcats at New London, Conn.

COLBY 1, TRINITY 0: Nate Seiberling scored in the 47th minute and John Gardner made four saves as the Mules blanked the Bantams in Hartford, Conn.

AMHERST 0, BOWDOIN 0: Dan Hicks made five saves for the Polar Bears as they opened with a scoreless draw against the Jeffs at Brunswick.


AMHERST 2, BOWDOIN 1: Amanda Brisco and Kate Sisk scored second-half goals to lift the Jeffs over the Polar Bears at Brunswick.

Ellery Gould scored in the 24th minute to put Bowdoin ahead.

Kat Flaherty had seven saves for the Polar Bears.

MIT 9, USM 0: Alisha Lussiez scored three goals as the Engineers (3-1-0) rolled over the Huskies (1-4-0) in Cambridge, Mass.

USM’s Bridget FitzGerald and Tara Moore combined to make 12 stops.

BATES 1, CONN COLLEGE 0: Alix Vandeventer scored as the Bobcats opened the season with a win over the Camels at New London, Conn.

COLBY 0, TRINITY 0: Jayde Bennett made 18 saves for the Mules as they tied the Bantams in an opener at Hartford, Conn.

UNE 2, SALVE REGINA 1: Alice Read and Ellie Arsenault scored first-half goals and the Nor’easters (3-0) held off the Seahawks (1-3) at Biddeford.

ST. JOSEPH’S 2, EMERSON 1: Jessica Needham had a goal and an assist to lead a late rally as the Monks (3-0, 1-0 GNAC) beat the Lions (0-4, 0-1) at Standish.


VERMONT TC SWEEPS SMCC: Reid Brown and Jordan Hodge each hit a grand slam in the second game to help Vermont Tech (5-1) complete a sweep of the Seawolves (0-3) with two five-inning victories, 11-1 and 15-2, at Randolph Center, Vt.