BIDDEFORD – Morgan Jensen and Amanda Vaudreuil each scored two goals to lead the University of New England to an 8-0 victory over Thomas in a women’s soccer game Thursday.

Nicole Faircloth scored the first goal in the 21st minute for the Nor’easters (4-1), who scored three more goals over a 2:43 span for a 4-0 advantage at halftime. Jensen scored back-to-back goals in the 35th and 36th minutes and Vaudreuil scored in the 38th.

Katie Caron, Mallory Driscoll, Sarah Richardson and Vaudreuil all scored in the second half against the Terriers (0-4).

SOUTHERN MAINE CC 4, CENTRAL MAINE CC 1: Cady Gagnon scored two goals and Ashley Abbott made 13 saves to lead the Seawolves (1-4) over the Mustangs (0-3) at Auburn.

Novelle Szandzik scored in the first five minutes before Gagnon scored her two goals and Rebecca Schooley scored to give the Seawolves a 4-0 lead.

CMCC got a late goal from Arlene Howe.


CENTRAL MAINE CC 7, SOUTHERN MAINE CC 6: Dartanyan Bourget hit a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh to give the Mustangs (3-2) a victory over the Seawolves (0-4) at Auburn.

Dave Nealley had a two-run triple to spark a five-run fifth inning for SMCC.


PENN STATE: A Penn State official familiar with the plan said the university will start a Division I hockey program. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an announcement is expected today.

The university has scheduled a press conference after a trustees meeting today to make a “significant gift and facility announcement,” with school President Graham Spanier and Athletic Director Tim Curley expected to attend.

Penn State has had a club hockey team since 1971. Five other Big Ten schools play Division I hockey, but there is no Big Ten hockey league.

Minnesota and Wisconsin play in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, and Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State are in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.


VIRGINIA TECH: Senior forward J.T. Thompson will miss this season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during a pickup basketball game.

The school said Thompson, the Hokies’ fourth-leading scorer with 7.3 points a game last season, will have surgery next week.


SYRACUSE: Wide receiver Aaron Weaver is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will require surgery. He hurt the knee in practice on Tuesday.

Weaver, who transferred to Syracuse when Hofstra eliminated its football program after the 2009 season, caught six passes for 88 yards in Syracuse’s first two games. He also scored the first touchdown of the year for the Orange (1-1) on a 23-yard catch from quarterback Ryan Nassib in a 29-3 victory at Akron.

Weaver, a fifth-year senior, played three seasons at Hofstra and caught 135 passes for 1,416 yards and eight touchdowns.


N.C. STATE 30, CINCINNATI 19: Russell Wilson threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns as North Carolina State beat Cincinnati (1-2) at Raleigh, N.C., to improve to 3-0 for the first time in eight years.

Jay Smith and Curtis Underwood Jr. had first-half touchdown catches, and Mustafa Greene had a 31-yard scoring run that gave N.C. State a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The Wolfpack led the entire way behind Wilson and a defense that pressured Zach Collaros much of the night.

Cincinnati didn’t run a play inside the N.C. State 32 until the final minutes, but the Wolfpack had a big lead by that point. Collaros connected with D.J. Woods twice for touchdowns, the first from 68 yards late in the first half.

Wilson bounced back from a frustrating performance last weekend at Central Florida, where he completed just 10 of 30 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown.