ORONO — Hartford scored twice in a span of 4:45 of the first half Thursday night and went on to a 2-0 victory against the University of Maine in an America East women’s soccer game.

Sierra Stone opened the scoring for Hartford (9-4, 3-1), floating a shot over the keeper from the left side of the box at 26:50. Kaila Lozada extended the lead, taking a feed from Bridgette Alexander and one-touching it in at 31:35.

Samantha Cobotic stopped six shots for Maine (6-5, 2-2). Jessica Jurg turned aside three shots for the Hawks.


UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 5, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Vonde Saunders scored three goals, two in the first half, as the Nor’easters (11-2) cruised past the Huskies (5-8) at Biddeford.

Saunders opened the scoring, putting in her own rebound at 26:40, and Nicole Matarozzo followed with an unassisted goal 2:10 later. Saunders capped the first-half flurry with a one-touch off Olivia Madore’s first assist, at 30:02.


Madore set up goals by Hannah Buckley and Saunders early in the second half.

Elizabeth Amadei and Amanda Kasbohm combined for 11 saves for USM.

Holly Smith made a pair of saves for the Nor’easters.


VERMONT: Four players were suspended for five games for hazing at an off-campus party.

Captains Brendan Bradley and Mario Puskarich were suspended with assistant captains Chris Muscoby and Anthony Petruzzelli a day before the opener against Clarkson.


Officials didn’t provide details. Television station WCAX reported that the incident occurred at an off-campus drinking party. The Burlington Free Press said it was attended by all but two players.

A hazing scandal at the school in 1999 led to the cancellation of about half its hockey season.


CLEMSON: Clemson has won seven straight road games, one shy of matching the school record set from 1978-79, heading into Friday night’s game at Boston College.

This trip is extra tricky because the Tigers had less time to recover from a draining 42-36 victory against Louisville.

The last time Clemson played a regular-season Friday game was a loss at Miami in 1956.

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