FRANKLIN, Mass. — John Smith rushed for 159 yards and scored four touchdowns to lift Husson to a 44-12 win over Dean College in an Eastern Collegiate Football Conference game Saturday.

Husson has won nine straight conference games dating to Nov. 14, 2015, and is 2-0 for the first time since 2007. Dean College is 0-1.

The Bulldogs took a 6-0 lead when Dequan Brown caught a 28-yard pass from Rafe Moran. Husson answered with Smith’s first touchdown, a 5-yard run. Smith added an 8-yard TD run in the first quarter and a 5-yard TD run in the second quarter.

Robensen Saintard and Chuck Brown also had rushing touchdowns in the second quarter as Husson took a 35-6 lead.

Smith scored his final TD in the fourth quarter.


BATES 2, HAMILTON 1: Nate Merchant broke a 1-1 tie with 2:43 left in the first half and the Bobcats beat the Continentals at Clinton, New York, in the New England Small College Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Beaufils Kimpolo-Pen scored in the first half to give Bates a 1-0 lead. Jefri Schmidt tied it later in the half for Hamilton.

AMHERST 1, BOWDOIN 0: Fikayo Ajayi scored on a penalty kick in the first half as the Mammoths (1-0, 1-0 NESCAC) beat the Polar Bears (0-1, 0-1) in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Stevie Van Siclen had seven saves for Bowdoin.

TUFTS 1, COLBY 0: Conor Coleman scored on a penalty kick in overtime as the Jumbos (2-0, 1-0 NESCAC) beat the Mules (0-1, 0-1) in Medford, Massachusetts.

Stanley Clarke had two saves for Colby.

KEAN 2, SOUTHERN MAINE 1: Russell Hoffer scored in overtime to lift the Cougars (1-1) to a win over the Huskies (2-1) in Patchogue, New York.

Southern Maine took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Joseph Kalilwa in the first half. Kean tied it when Erick Reyes scored in the second half.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 2, THOMAS 0: Sam Child and Cody Kennedy scored first-half goals as the Nor’easters (1-3) beat the Terriers (2-2) in Waterville.

Nathan Delesdernier had five saves for UNE.

SAINT JOSEPH’S 1, JOHNSON & WALES 0: Noah Robinson scored from Rory Twomey in the first half as the Monks (3-0, 1-0 GNAC) beat the Wildcats (2-1, 0-1 GNAC) in Providence, Rhode Island.


COLBY 0, TUFTS 0: Dani Lonati made 13 saves to help the Mules (0-0-1) earn a tie in their season opener against the Jumbos (0-0-1) in Medford, Massachusetts.

BATES 1, HAMILTON 0: Oliva Amdur scored an unassisted goal in the first half as the Bobcats (2-0, 1-0 NESCAC) beat the Continentals (0-2, 0-2) in Clinton, New York.

Sarah McCarthy had 11 saves to earn the shutout.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 3, UM-FARMINGTON 2: Katie Beaudoin scored twice in the first half to lead the Nor’easters (3-1) past the Beavers (1-2) in Farmington.

Ashley Sherman added a goal later in the first to make it 3-0.

Kaiti Kinney and Leah Stevens scored in the second half for UMF.

AMHERST 1, BOWDOIN 0: Hannah Guzzi scored with 11:30 left as the Mammoths (2-0, 2-0 NESCAC) beat the Polar Bears (1-1, 0-1) in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Sabrina Albanese had four saves for Bowdoin, while Chelsea Cutler had five saves for Amherst.

SOUTHERN MAINE 4, DEAN 0: Ally Little had a goal and an assist to lift the Huskies (2-1) to a win over the Bulldogs (0-2) in Franklin, Massachusetts.

Emma Cost and Sarah McLaughlin also scored for Southern Maine. Taylor Canastra had two saves for the Huskies.

JOHNSON & WALES 2, SAINT JOSEPH’S 0: Molly McCormack and Deja Hursey scored in the first half as the Wildcats (3-0, 1-0 GNAC) beat the Monks (1-2, 0-1) in Standish.


TUFTS 3, COLBY 0: Mary Travers and Gigi Tutoni scored first-half goals as the Jumbos defeated the Mules in a NESCAC season opener for both teams in Medford, Massachusetts.

Rachel Hamilton added a second-half goal for Tufts. Claire Trilling, Travers and Marguerite Salamone each had an assist.

MIT 3, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 2: Amanda Garofalo in overtime to lift Engineers (4-0) past the Nor’easters (1-1) in Biddeford.

Kersay Boulay scored twice for UNE, while Liz Sargent had three saves.

HAMILTON 3, BATES 2: Sarah Pierpont scored an unassisted goal 10:12 into overtime as the Continentals (2-0, 1-0 NESCAC) beat the Bobcats (0-1, 0-1) in Clinton, New York.

Pierpont also scored in the first half to give Hamilton a 1-0 lead.

Bates tied it on a goal by Ally Leahy and took the lead on a goal by Victoria McGee. Sarah Stinebaugh tied it for the Continentals with 1:28 left in regulation.

BRIDGEWATER STATE 4, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Samantha Hayes had two goals and an assist as the Bears (2-0, 2-0 Little East) beat the Huskies (0-3, 0-1) in Gorham.

Juliana Kilduf added a goal and an assist, Tori O’Dea also scored and Emma Daly added an assist.

Anna Huff made five saves for USM.

AMHERST 2, BOWDOIN 1: Elizabeth Turnbull scored twice, including in the second half to break a tie and lift the Mammoths (2-0, 1-0 NESCAC) to a win over the Polar Bears (0-1, 0-1) in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Johna Cook scored in the second half to tie the game for Bowdoin. Elizabeth Bennewitz had an assist.

Maddie Ferrucci had four saves for Bowdoin. Emilie Flamme had four saves for Amherst, as well.