GORHAM — Hana McNally and Maddison Egan scored second-half goals to lead the University of Southern Maine to a 2-1 win over Thomas in a women’s soccer season opener Friday afternoon.

Amelia Kelby gave Thomas a 1-0 lead 16:13 into the second half when she collected a loose ball after a corner kick and put it past USM keeper Taylor Canastra.

The Huskies pulled even just 1:06 later on an unassisted goal by McNally from 25 yards out.

Egan scored the winner with 7:03 remaining, as she took a through ball from Abigail Mazza and banged it inside the far post.

Kayla Gordon stopped six shots for Thomas, while Canastra needed to make only one save.

UNE 4, ST. JOSEPH’S 1: The Nor’easters (1-0) scored three second-half goals to pull away from the Monks (0-1) in Biddeford.

Katie Beaudoin scored off a Vanessa Hodge feed in the 38th minute to stake UNE to a 1-0 halftime lead.

Lauren Stiles grabbed a loose ball in the box and put in the equalizer for St. Joseph’s 2:42 into the second half, but Beaudoin restored UNE’s lead just 24 seconds later as she took a pass from Ashley Sherman and put a shot into the upper corner from 20 yards.

Brianna Cote converted a free kick in the 51st minute, and Becca Murphy rounded out the scoring with an assist from Jessie Maywalt.


SOUTHERN MAINE 2, CASTLETON 1: Joseph Kalilwa sent Sam Anderson on breakaway with a through ball and Anderson put it home with 44 seconds left in overtime as the Huskies topped the Spartans in the opening game of the Husky Challenge in Gorham.

Anderson opened the scoring with an unassisted goal in the sixth minute.

Derek Blouin scored the equalizer for Castleton in the 65th minute as he put in a header off a cross from Jack Kingdon.

Richard Glemawu stopped seven shots for USM, while Aaron Parker made two saves for the Spartans.

MAINE MARITIME 2, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 0: Ike Doiron and Tom Samson scored to lead the Mariners (1-0) over the Nor’easters (0-1) in Castine.

Doiron broke a scoreless deadlock in the 67th minute, and Samson followed with his goal in the 72nd minute.

Joshua Reeks stopped five shots for the Mariners. Nathan Delesdernier recorded eight saves for UNE.

ST. JOSEPH’S 1, HUSSON 0: Brett Mattos scored on a set up from Cody Elliott in the 11th minute, and the Monks edged the Eagles in Bangor.

Blake Mullen recorded two saves for St. Joseph’s. Cody Gross had three saves for Husson.


MAINE 3, RICHMOND 1: Hana Davis scored twice, including the go-ahead goal three minutes into the second half, as the Black Bears (3-1) beat the Spiders (0-3) in Richmond, Virginia.

Richmond took the lead 1:47 into the game, but Brianna Ricker scored off a feed from Casey Crowley nearly nine minutes later to tie the game.

Davis broke the tie with an unassisted goal in the 38th minute and added another unassisted goal in the 66th minute.

THOMAS 1, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Abigail Dunn scored 16:55 into the first half and the Terriers (1-0) shut out the Huskies (0-1) in Waterville.

Mackenzie Oberholzer recorded six saves for Thomas. Anna Huff stopped two shots for Southern Maine.

WELLESLEY 2, ST. JOSEPH’S 1: Haley Chrobock scored with 24:38 remaining to lift the Blue (1-0) over the Monks (0-1) in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Libby Pomerleau put St. Joseph’s ahead with 14:51 left in the first half. Arielle Mitropolous tied it about nine minutes later.

Megan Baker recorded five saves for the Monks. Maggie Connelly stopped three shots for the Blue.