MILTON, Mass. — This wasn’t a day for winning or losing. The success was simply appearing, and for the University of New England, that was more than enough Saturday.

After years of planning, the Nor’easters took the field for their first football game, suffering a 36-30 loss to the Curry College junior varsity.

UNE, which is playing a junior varsity schedule while building the program into a Commonwealth Coast Conference varsity entrant, led 16-15 at halftime before Curry took control.

The Nor’easters, playing their entire first-year schedule on the road, will be in Bangor to take on the Husson junior varsity at 1 p.m. next Sunday.

HUSSON 20, UNION 7: John Smith had two fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Eagles won an opener at Bangor.

Smith scored from 1 yard with 7:59 left to give Husson a 14-7 lead. He clinched it with another 1-yard scoring run with 11 seconds remaining.

SUNY-MARITIME 59, MAINE MARITIME 13: Thomas Wright threw for three touchdowns, and the Privateers took a 40-0 halftime lead in an opener at Throggs Neck, New York.

Jordan Susi of the Mariners connected with Corey Creeger for a 26-yard touchdown pass to make it 52-6. Susi hit Mason Kaserman for a 62-yard score with 2:06 left in the game.


SOUTHERN MAINE 1, WESTFIELD STATE 0: Sergio Martin Acuna scored the only goal, giving the Huskies (2-0) a win against Westfield State (1-1) in the Husky Challenge tournament at Gorham.

Richard Glemawu, the tournament MVP, had eight saves for USM, seven in the second half, to thwart a 19-4 advantage in shots by the Owls, as well as a 9-1 edge in corner kicks.

ALBANY COLLEGE 6, SOUTHERN MAINE CC 0: Mina Girgis scored three of his four goals in the opening 10:47 and the Panthers went on to win an opener at Albany, New York.


ALBANY COLLEGE 4, SOUTHERN MAINE CC 0: Erin Tersegno scored twice and assisted on one of Katie Benson’s two goals for the Panthers at Albany, New York.


UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 5, KEENE STATE 3: Hannah Buckley and Alex Staples scored in the first three minutes of the second half as the Nor’easters (1-0) opened a 4-1 lead against Keene State (1-1) at Biddeford.

Buckley scored from Vonde Saunders and Staples put back a rebound. Becky Zakorchemny converted an assist from Brenna Sicard to make it 5-1.