BIDDEFORD — Vonde Saunders carried the offense with three goals and an assist as the University of New England cruised past Roger Williams 6-0 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference field hockey opener.

Nicole Matarozzo had a pair of goals and an assist, and Brenna Sicard added a goal.

Nicole Schena and Holly Smith shared time in goal for the Nor’Easters (4-1 overall) combining for six saves. Roger Williams falls to 2-4.


SOUTHERN MAINE CC 3, CENTRAL MAINE CC 0: The Seawolves dominated play as they rolled past the Mustangs at Auburn.

Douglas Cloutier and Steve Rwendeye gave the Seawolves (4-2-1, 3-0-0 Yankee Small College Conference) a 2-0 lead at intermission. Sean Jackson added a late goal.

Zach Lowe stopped 10 shots for the Mustangs (0-5-0, 0-1-0) and Drew Martin had three saves for SMCC.


BATES 4, HUSSON 0: Hannah Behringer paced the offense with a goal and an assist as the Bobcats (2-0-1) blanked the Eagles (2-2-1) in a non-conference match at Lewiston.

Olivia Amdur scored the only goal of the first half.

Julia Rosen stretched the lead to 2-0 in the 50th minute, and Behringer and Cassidy McCarns each scored in a span of 4:54 late in the contest.

Jordayn Hopkins had nine saves for Husson.

SALEM STATE 1, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Ashley Laboeuf knocked home a feed from Victoria Clancy in the 54th minute as the Vikings (1-4) defeated the Huskies (2-2) in a non-conference match at Salem, Massachusetts.

Salem State outshot Southern Maine 15-6 and limited the Huskies to one corner kick.

Marissa Temple made six saves for Southern Maine.

COLBY 2. THOMAS 0: Lauren McCarthy took a feed from Sami Turbeville and put away the only goal the Mules would need as they prevailed over the Terriers in a non-conference game at Waterville.

McCarthy’s goal came in the 28th minute and Turbeville would add an insurance goal in the 57th minute.

Paige Leary stopped 16 shots for Thomas (2-3) and Samantha Rizzo had three saves for Colby (1-1).


RUTGERS: Coach Kyle Flood was suspended for three games and fined $50,000 for contacting a faculty member over a player’s grade.

Rutgers President Robert Barchi said an internal investigative report revealed that Flood emailed and met in person with a faculty member even though he knew, or should have known, of the university’s policies prohibiting coach-initiated contact with faculty members regarding students’ academic standing.

The penalty comes with Rutgers football reeling from a series of player arrests and suspensions over the last month. It was not immediately known who would coach Rutgers (1-1) on Saturday at Penn State.