BRUNSWICK – Katie Riley, Brooke Phinney and Rachel Kennedy scored as Bowdoin earned a 3-1 victory over Wesleyan in its field hockey season opener Saturday.

Bowdoin took the lead midway through the first half off a penalty corner. Phinney let loose a hard drive that goalie Tori Redding turned aside, but Riley slipped the rebound under the sprawling goaltender.

The Polar Bears converted another corner with 9:02 remaining in the half. Riley fed Kassey Matoin, who set the ball for Phinney’s shot through the Wesleyan defense.

Taryn Murray of Wesleyan scored off a penalty corner late in the first half. Kennedy countered with the lone goal of the second half, putting home a loose ball off another penalty corner.

Bowdoin goalie Kayla Lessard stopped four shots.

SOUTHERN MAINE 1, EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE 0: Peyton Dostie collected a loose ball in the circle, sliced through the defense and snapped a scoreless tie 30 minutes into the match as the Huskies (3-1, 1-0 Little East) beat the Warriors (1-2, 0-1) in Gorham.

Kayla Kennedy had five saves for Southern Maine.

ST. JOSEPH’S 5, LASELL 0: Elizabeth Andersen, Rachelle Messuri, Theresa Hendrix, Allyson Allard and Meghan Williams scored second-half goals as the Monks (2-0, 1-0 NAC) beat the Lasers (1-3, 0-1) at Standish.

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 3, COLBY 2: Heidi Halsted scored with 3:59 left as the Camels rallied to win an opener at New London, Conn.

Megan Fortier and Ellie Donohoe scored to give Colby a 2-0 lead early in the second half.

WILLIAMS 3, BATES 2: Polly Merck had a goal and an assist for the Bobcats in a loss at Will-iamstown, Mass.


COLBY 2, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 1: Scarborough’s Crysti Tsujiura scored her first collegiate goal with 1:02 remaining to lift the Mules over the Camels in a NESCAC opener at New London, Conn.

BOWDOIN 1, WESLEYAN 0: Maggie Godley’s first-half goal was the difference as the Polar Bears (2-0, 1-0 NESCAC) held off the Cardinals (0-1, 0-1) in Brunswick.

Molly Popolizio beat a defender on the right wing and served a ball into the crowded box. Godley stretched to get a toe on it, tapping the ball inside the right post at 29:51.

WILLIAMS 2, BATES 0: Abby Morss scored an unassisted goal in the first half Alison Magruder finished a through ball from Samantha Vilaboa in the second half as the Ephs (1-1) beat the Bobcats (0-1) at Williamstown, Mass.

UMASS-BOSTON 1, UNE 0: Meghan O’Connell headed home a cross with just under four minutes left in the second overtime to give the Beacons (3-0) a win over the Nor’easters (1-3) at Biddeford.

Gina Iannazzi made 12 saves for UNE.

FRAMINGHAM STATE 4, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Isabela DeSouza had two goals and an assist to propel the Rams (1-1) to a victory over the Huskies (1-3) in Framingham, Mass.


COLBY 0, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 0: Cody Funkouser stopped six shots to help the Mules (0-0-1) earn a scoreless tie against the Camels (0-0-1) at New London, Conn.

WESLEYAN 2, BOWDOIN 0: Daniel Issroff scored a goal and assisted on another in the first half for the Cardinals (1-0) against the Polar Bears (0-2) in Brunswick.

WORCESTER STATE 1, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Brendan Whitson scored with seven minutes left to lift the Lancers (1-2) over the Huskies (1-3) at Worcester, Mass.

JOHNSON & WALES 2, ST. JOSEPH’S 1: Drew Lightfoot scored his second goal of the game in the sixth minute of overtime to lift the Wildcats (2-0-1) over the Monks (1-2-1) in a GNAC opener at Standish.

Jack LaFreniere pulled St. Joseph’s even with 5:11 left in regulation.

WILLIAMS 2, BATES 0: Matt Kastner broke a scoreless tie with two minutes left in the first half, and Michael Madding converted 15 minutes into the second half for the Ephs (3-0, 2-0 NESCAC) against the Bobcats (0-2, 0-2) at Williamstown, Mass.

SMCC 6, NMCC 0: Peter Dore scored twice to power the Seawolves (1-1, 1-0 YSCC) over the Falcons (0-1) at Presque Isle.

Kyle Ehlers, Brandon Saucier, Adam Burpee and Matt McClure added a goal apiece.


SPRINGFIELD 36, HUSSON 2: The Pride (1-1) sacked Kash Keezer eight times and held the Eagles (0-2) to 129 yards at Bangor.

ANNA MARIA 34, MAINE MARITIME 14: Billy Wetherbee rushed for 110 yards, and quarterbacks Bradley Reed and Michael Fahey each had a rushing touchdown for the Mariners (0-1) in a loss to the Amcats (1-1) at Paxton, Mass.