WATERVILLE — Laura Arnold set up one goal and scored two others, leading Colby College to a 3-0 victory over the University of Southern Maine in a nonconference women’s soccer game at Harold Alfond Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

The Mules (3-3-1) took the lead five minutes in when Arnold kept the ball in play on the right end line and managed to push a pass back to the penalty kick mark. Ally Ingraham was streaking up the middle and nailed a high shot for the score.

Arnold netted her first goal of the game on a blast to the lower right corner after being led on a pass by Lauren McCarthy six minutes into the second half.

Arnold added another five minutes later, one-timing a centering pass from Katrina Holt. USM goalkeeper Marissa Temple pushed the hard shot into the crossbar, but the ball came directly down and Temple was unable to keep it from going in.

Ashley Conley played 75:10 for Colby in goal and made one save, a hard shot by C.C. Pelletier that Conley kicked away in the first half. Nora Hanson played the final 14:50.

Temple stopped seven shots for the Huskies (3-5).

ST. JOSEPH’S 4 ANNA MARIA 0: Desiree Parent buried a penalty kick in the 22nd minute to give St. Joseph’s the lead, and the Monks rolled over the Amcats in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference game at Paxton, Massachusetts.

Hannah LeBlanc added a goal and an assist for the Monks (6-5, 3-1 GNAC). Haley DaGraca and Emily Moreau netted the other goals.

Brooke Troup (two saves in 77:08) and Michelle Cunha (one save) split time in goal for the Monks.

Kate Kneeland of Windham made 15 saves for Anna Maria (2-7-1, 0-3-1).


FLORIDA: Quarterback Will Grier will make his fourth consecutive start Saturday when the 25th-ranked Gators host No. 3 Mississippi.

Coach Jim McElwain made the announcement after practice Wednesday, saying Grier “played pretty good in some situations last week” and “deserves to go this week.”

After splitting snaps with sophomore Treon Harris in the first two games, Grier has gone the distance in the last two. He was at his best down the stretch against Tennessee last week, hitting 11 of his final 18 passes for 149 yards and two scores.

TCU: Defensive end Mike Tuaua and receiver Andre Petties-Wilson, arrested last week on robbery and assault charges, have cleared university discipline and are back in practice, Coach Gary Patterson said.

He said he does not know if they will play Saturday against Texas.

Both were suspended for three games after the Sept. 4 incident near campus, in which they allegedly assaulted other TCU students at a party and left with a case of beer.

SOUTHERN: The university has launched the Devon Gales Fund to provide financial assistance to Gales’ medical expenses following his surgery for a spinal injury in last Saturday’s loss at No. 8 Georgia.

Gales had surgery on Sunday in Athens, Georgia, to repair several fractures in his neck. Gales will remain at Athens Regional until he returns to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for further treatment.