BIDDEFORD — Liz Znamierowski had a goal and an assist Wednesday night as Bowdoin opened its field hockey season with a 3-1 victory against the University of New England.

Znamierowski scored after 13 minutes, then set up Bowdoin’s next goal, scored by Rachel Kennedy in the 44th minute, and Alexa Baumgartner made it 3-0 on a penalty corner with 18:40 remaining.

Vonde Saunders scored for the Nor’easters (2-1) three minutes later.

UM-FARMINGTON 1, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: LeeAnne Greenleaf scored in the 55th minute to lift the Beavers (3-0) over the Huskies (2-2) at Gorham.

Patty Smith stopped seven shots to record the shutout.Amanda Kasbohm finished with five saves for USM.

ST. JOSEPH’S 4, NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE 0: Michalia Parent and Meghan Williams collected one goal and one assist apiece to lead the Monks (1-1) past the Pilgrims (0-4) at Standish.

Bailey Cutler and Kelsey Dumond added one goal apiece for the Monks, who outshot the Pilgrims, 42-0.

COLBY 4, THOMAS 2: Megan Fortier had two goals and an assist as visiting Colby downed Thomas at Waterville.

Gabby Martell scored both goals for Thomas.

SUSPENDED GAME: Bates had its opener against Husson suspended due to lightning, with the game tentatively scheduled to resume Sept. 18 at Lewiston.

Bates led 4-0 with 10:52 left in the first half when play ended.


UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 2, HUSSON 1: Taylor Fortin scored in the 60th minute to snap a tie and lift Husson (2-1) over the University of New England (2-1) at Bangor.

The Nor’easters took the lead after 7:24 on a goal by Devon Wolfenden. Alison Boulier tied the game less then six minutes later.

SOUTHERN MAINE CC 1, NHTI 0: Kym Hendrix drove home a low cross from Hannah Fields with three minutes left to lift the Seawolves (2-0, 2-0) in a Yankee Small College Conference game at Concord, New Hampshire.


THOMAS 6, SOUTHERN MAINE 1: Josh Emard and Chris Godfrey scored two goals apiece, and Emard added an assist for the Terriers (1-2, who scored four second-half goals to pull away from the Huskies (1-2-1) at Waterville.

Randolph Merced scored for USM from Christopher Pepin to cut the deficit to 2-1 midway through the second half.

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