STANDISH — Analies Ross-Dyjak scored the lone goal of the match 5:15 into the game as the University of Southern Maine shut out St. Joseph’s College 1-0 in a non-conference women’s soccer game on Wednesday.

Keeper Marissa Temple had two saves for the Huskies (4-3). Brooke Troup made one save for the Monks (3-6) in the first half and Michelle Cunha stopped two shots in the second half.


COLBY 4, UM-FARMINGTON 0: Freshman Kallie Hutchinson had a goal and an assist for the Mules as Colby (4-2) downed UMaine-Farmington (4-1) at Waterville.

Misha Strage scored her seventh goal of the season to put Colby ahead for good in the 14th minute. Defender Kat Restrepo scored her first collegiate goal for a 2-0 Colby lead in the 18th minute. Hutchinson set up Megan Fortier two minutes later, giving the Mules a 3-0 advantage at the half.

BATES 4, THOMAS 0: Taylor Lough scored three goals to boost Bates (2-2) over Thomas College (3-5), at Lewiston.

Claire Markonic gave the Bobcats the lead 1:24 into the game, scoring in traffic off a Samantha Reiss pass. Lough added goals in the ninth, 65th, and 67th minutes.

Bates goalie Katie Knox faced no shots on goal. For the Terriers, Abbie Charrier turned away eight of 12 shots.


BATES 0, BOWDOIN 0: Bowdoin (2-2-1, 1-2-1 NESCAC) managed to hold Bates (4-0-1, 1-0-1) to a tie through double overtime at Garcelon Field in Lewiston.


OHIO STATE: Cardale Jones will remain top-ranked Ohio State’s quarterback Saturday against Western Michigan. Coach Urban Meyer announced the decision following practice Wednesday, two days after hinting he was considering starting J.T. Barret.

Jones was pulled in the second quarter of a 20-13 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday after throwing two interceptions.

“Someone has to beat someone out,” Meyer said. “You don’t anoint people.”

Jones led Ohio State to the national championship last season and started the first three games this season.

Barrett was 11-1 last season starting for injured two-time Big Ten player of the year Braxton Miller before breaking his ankle in the regular-season finale against Michigan. Jones replaced Barrett and led Ohio State (3-0) to victories over Wisconsin in the conference title game, Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinals and Oregon in the championship game.

PITT: Coach Pat Narduzzi is sticking with Nate Peterman at quarterback.

Narduzzi said Peterman will make a second straight start next week when the Panthers (2-1) travel to Virginia Tech. Peterman completed 20 of 29 passes for 209 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions last Saturday in a 27-24 loss to Iowa.

FLORIDA: Two players who made pivotal contributions last year in a win at Tennessee won’t make the rematch.

The Gators suspended quarterback Treon Harris and cornerback Jalen Tabor for Saturday’s game.

Coach Jim McElwain announced the suspensions after practice, saying Harris and Tabor made “choices.”

“They made choices, and that’s the way it goes,” McElwain said. “I’m not angry at them at all. It’s a choice. Each one of us (has) a choice, and they made a choice to do whatever.”

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Blind long-snapper Jake Olson got his first taste of live action in practice with No. 19 Southern California on Wednesday, and Coach Steve Sarkisian is already thinking about scenarios to get him into a game.

Olson delivered a perfect snap to begin a successful field goal attempt during practice with the Trojans, taking another step toward participation in a game.

Olson didn’t face a live rush in the drills, however. The freshman, who only joined practice last week, is currently limited to only certain drills, and he participates in a yellow non-contact jersey.

Though there is no timetable for Olson to play in a game, Sarkisian said he would come to a “mutual agreement” with an opposing coach when the moment happens, making sure Olson can safely participate in game action.

“Just from a sheer sportsmanship standpoint, it sends a tremendous message for college athletics,” Sarkisian said. “For our program, what it would mean to our team for Jake to be able to do that would be tremendous from a morale standpoint.”