ORONO — Maine scored the first three goals and held on to beat Hofstra 3-2 in a non-conference field hockey game Friday.

Cassidy Svetek scored the first goal on a rebound, set up by Sydney Veljacic and Jessica Skillings.

Marissa Shaw scored 1:54 into the second half with an assist from Danielle Aviani, and Aviani added a goal 14 minutes later from Katie Bingle and Skillings.

Samantha Schlegel and Stella Schoen each scored in the final 10 minutes for the Pride.

Carys Swan had three saves for Hofstra, while Emma Cochran and Emily Corbett split time in the cage for Maine, combining for four saves.

Maine improves to 3-0 while Hofstra is 2-1.

MEN’S SOCCER

ST. JOSEPH’S 1, UNE 0: Jesse Ramirez scored the only goal of the game with 18 seconds left in regulation as St. Joseph’s edged the University of New England in a non-conference match at Biddeford.

Nate Fox set up the goal with a pass to the box, which Ramirez gave a one touch to a low shot off the left post.

The game was an evenly played affair with a thin margin in shots, the Nor’easters (1-1-0) outshooting the Monks, 16-12.

Scott Benner stopped all eight shots he faced for St. Joseph’s (1-0-1) while Nate Diffin made four saves for UNE.

USM 1, WESTFIELD STATE 0: Samuel Anderson scored the lone goal in the 82nd minute as Southern Maine won a non-conference match at Gorham.

Anderson was set up by Jonathan Bobe, who broke down the right side of the offensive zone and played the ball across for an easy put-in.

Marc Patnaude had three saves for the Owls (0-2) and Simon Hulbert stopped all six shots that he faced for the Huskies (1-0-1) to pick up the shutout.

TOP 25 FOOTBALL

(4) BAYLOR 56, SMU 21: Seth Russell threw for 376 yards and five touchdowns and also ran for a score to help the two-time defending Big 12 champion Bears open the season with a rout at home.

SMU played its first game for new Coach Chad Morris, Clemson’s offensive coordinator the past four seasons. The Mustangs, who scored only 12 total points their first four games last season with a 45-0 loss at Baylor, had 21 points in the first 1 1/2 quarters.

Jay Lee had three TD catches for the Bears, who had 723 total yards.

Dual-threat quarterback Matt Davis had 166 yards passing and 115 rushing for SMU. But he was sacked on the final play of the first half with the Mustangs at the 3 and down only 28-21.

(5) MICHIGAN STATE 37, WESTERN MICHIGAN 24: Madre London ran for two touchdowns in the first several minutes of his college career to help the Spartans build a big lead they needed to hold off the Broncos in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The Spartans (1-0) had a 27-7 lead in the second quarter and were up by 24 points in the third. The Broncos (0-1) pulled within 10 points early in the fourth by putting together two long TD drives.

After giving up a field goal and having a three-and-out possession, Western Michigan drove to the Michigan State 7 with a chance to make the final minutes dramatic. Freshman cornerback Vayante Copeland, though, ended the suspense with an interception in the end zone.

The Spartans set a school record by scoring 30-plus points for the ninth straight game. They surpassed the 30-point mark in eight consecutive games, spanning the 1978 and 1979 season.


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