BRUNSWICK – Bowdoin broke a scoreless tie with three goals late in the first half Wednesday and remained unbeaten in field hockey with a 6-0 victory over the University of Maine at Farmington.

Cathleen Smith had two goals and two assists and Katie Herter also scored twice to lead the Polar Bears (9-0) against the Beavers (6-5).

Elizabeth Clegg got the go-ahead goal with 6:32 left in the first half. Herter and Smith added goals in the next 3:15 to make it 3-0 at halftime.

Pam Herter also scored. 

SALEM STATE 1, ST. JOSEPH’S 0: Nicole Rey scored from Nicole Brisbee with 28.8 seconds remaining to lift the Vikings (5-7) over the Monks (8-4) at Salem, Mass.

Michaela Boyer made 10 saves for Salem State. Meaghan Johnson stopped four shots for St. Joseph’s.


USM 1, UM-FARMINGTON 0: Mazen Aljari headed in a chip by Justin Lavertue in the fifth minute of overtime to lift the Huskies (3-10) over the Beavers (6-6) at Gorham.

Alex Charette stopped two shots in the shutout. Tennessee Peters made five saves for Farmington. 

ST. JOSEPH’S 4, WORCESTER STATE 0: Zach Johnson scored twice to help the Monks (9-4) beat the Lancers (4-6-2) at Standish.

Fabrice Iraduha and Calvin Servaes also scored, and Kenny Grade made four saves for the shutout. 

BATES 2, HUSSON 1: Ethan Hirshberg scored twice to lead the Bobcats (3-6) past the Eagles (7-5-1) at Lewiston.

Hirshberg gave Bates a 1-0 lead in the first half. Philip Frost pulled Husson even two minutes into the second, but Hirshberg broke the tie 12 minutes later.

Brian Goldberg made two saves for the Bobcats; Mason Smith had eight for the Eagles.


COLBY 2, USM 0: Nikki Pickering had a goal and an assist to lift the Mules (5-4-1) over the Huskies (2-11) at Waterville.

Pickering put Colby ahead in the 55th minute, then set up Annie Papadellis with 1:27 left.

Emily Brook made three saves for the shutout. Kat Rothe stopped five shots for USM.


GREASON NAMED COACH: Matthew Greason, a former North Yarmouth Academy standout and Travis Roy Award winner, was named men’s hockey coach at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.

Greason, a two-time all-NESCAC selection while playing for the Bantams from 1998-2002, spent the last two years as an assistant coach for the U.S. national team development program and was an assistant at Trinity from 2007-09. 

AUBURN CLEARED: The NCAA said it found no major violations committed by Auburn regarding Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Cam Newton or other pay-for-play allegations and has concluded multiple investigations of the football program.

The NCAA released a statement saying it has closed its 13-month investigation into Auburn’s recruitment of Newton, whose father shopped his services to another school for up to $180,000. The investigation hovered over the program during the Tigers’ national championship run. 

FLORIDA: Football coach Will Muschamp said linebacker Dee Finley is transferring “to pursue other opportunities.”

Finley was charged with resisting arrest without violence after a traffic stop on campus last month. 

FLORIDA ATLANTIC: Athletic Director Craig Angelos said a long list of possible candidates to succeed football coach Howard Schnellenberger includes former coaches Mike Leach, Randy Shannon and Jim Leavitt.

The 77-year-old Schnellenberger, the coach since the program’s first season in 2001, plans to retire at the end of this year.