WELLESLEY, Mass. — Rachel Kennedy scored an unassisted goal 14:40 into the second half to help Bowdoin hand Wellesely its first field hockey loss this season, 2-0 in a nonconference game on Thursday.

Kennedy’s goal was her 15th goal on the season for the Polar Bears (7-0). Kelsey Mullaney added an insurance goal in the 67th minute on a feed from Emily McColgan.

The Polar Bears outshot the Blue, 16-1.

Lucy Hurlock stopped 10 shots for the Blue (8-1), and Ciara Berlitz did not need to record a save for Bowdoin.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 4, GORDON 0: The Nor’easters scored a pair of goals in each half and easily handled the Fighting Scots in a Commonwealth Coast Conference match at Biddeford.

Nicole Matarozzo staked UNE to an early lead with her 10th of the season on a nifty feed from Desirae LeBlanc at 10:07 of the first half. Becky Zakorchemny added an unassisted goal 2:30 later as the Nor’easters (7-4, 4-1) went to halftime leading 2-0.

Vonde Saunders scored 56 seconds into the second half to stretch the lead to three goals, and Kersey Boulay capped the scoring with a goal on a penalty stroke in the 54th minute.

Shannon Hicks stopped nine shots for Gordon (2-7, 1-3) and Holly Smith had four saves for the Nor’easters.

PLYMOUTH STATE 1, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Plymouth State (6-2, 4-0) needed double overtime to overcome the University of Southern Maine (4-7, 1-3) in New Hampton, New Hampshire.

Kaitlyn Wilder scored unassisted with 1:26 left in the second overtime.

Huskies goaltender Amanda Kasbohm turned away 14 shots. Panthers goalie Alivia Bates made two stops for the shutout.


BOWDOIN 1, MIT 1: Allie Hrabchak scored off a feed from Shannon Miller in the 64th minute to help MIT (4-4-2) finish in a tie with Bowdoin (4-2-1) at Brunswick.

The Polar Bears had taken the lead 8:22 into the match on a goal from Brigit Bergin, set up by Julia Patterson.

MIT keeper Lauren Ullmann had 10 saves; Bowdoin’s goalie Bridget McCarthy handled four.


TOURNAMENT: The NCAA women’s basketball tournament will have first-round games on Saturday and Sunday this season a year after moving them up a day to begin on Friday. Regional semifinals will also be on Saturday and Sunday.


BOWLS: The Arizona Bowl will feature teams from Conference USA, the Sun Belt or Mountain West Conference on Dec. 29 at Arizona’s home stadium. It will be the first bowl game in Tucson since 1999.

MICHIGAN-MARYLAND: The Big Ten Conference has changed the time of Saturday’s game to noon, moving up the start by eight hours amid concerns over drenching rain and the approach of Hurricane Joaquin.

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