ORONO — Maxim Letunov had a goal and an assist Saturday to lead Connecticut to a 5-1 victory against the University of Maine in a Hockey East game at Alfond Arena.

The Black Bears split their season-opening series after winning in overtime Friday night. The team has a break before a home series against Miami of Ohio on Oct. 20-21.

Miles Gendron assisted on each goal as the Huskies opened a 3-0 lead over the opening two periods.

Derek Pratt used assists from Gendron and Jeff Wight for a 1-0 lead after 15 minutes. Alexander Payusov increased the lead to 2-0 on a power play from Gendron and Johnny Austin 2:15 before the first break.

Letunov, from Austin and Gendron, had the only goal of the second period on a power play after six minutes. Maine broke through 1:12 into the third when Brendan Robbins converted a Rob Michel assist. But Corey Ronan countered with a short-handed goal just 26 seconds later.

Karl El-Mir completed the scoring on an empty-netter with 2:10 left.


WILLIAMS 47, BATES 14: Bobby Maimaron passed for 282 yards and three touchdowns, and added 52 yards and a score on the ground to lead the Ephs (3-1, 3-1 NESCAC) over the Bobcats (0-4, 0-4) at Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Jason Lopez scored for Bates on an 80-yard pass from Brendan Costa with 9:08 left in the first period to make it 7-7. The Ephs then went on a 27-0 run, highlighted by a 55-yard receiving touchdown by Frank Stola to start the second half and made it 24-7. Stola added a 77-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and led Williams with seven catches for 172 yards.

TUFTS 31, BOWDOIN 3: Ryan McDonald passed for 215 yards and a touchdown, and added 72 rushing yards and a score to lead the Jumbos (3-1, 3-1 NESCAC) over the Polar Bears (0-4, 0-4) at Somerville, Massachusetts.

The Polar Bears made it 3-3 in the second quarter on a 30-yard field goal by Andrew Sisti.

WESLEYAN 41, COLBY 7: Trailing 7-0 after the first quarter, the Cardinals (3-1, 3-1 NESCAC) scored touchdowns on six of their next seven drives and defeated the Mules (0-4, 0-4) at Middletown, Connecticut.

Marc Piccirullo led Wesleyan with 324 passing yards and four touchdowns, and added 77 yards on the ground. Backup quarterback Nick Goodwin had two passing touchdowns.

MIT 51, MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY 6: John Robertson rushed for 185 yards to lead the Engineers (5-1, 3-0 New Englnd Football) over the Mariners (0-5, 0-3) at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

HUSSON 35, SUNY MARITIME 17: John Smith had 217 rushing yards and a touchdown, and Cory Brandon passed for three scores to lead the Eagles (4-1, 2-0 Eastern Collegiate) over the Privateers (4-1, 1-1) at Bangor.


CONNECTICUT COLLEGE 3, BATES 1: Liam Noonan, Graham Koval and Ben Manoogian scored in the first half as the Camels (8-0-3, 4-0-3 NESCAC) defeated the Bobcats (4-2-2, 1-2-2) at New London, Connecticut.

BOWDOIN 2, TRINITY 1: Max McPherron scored seven minutes into overtime to lift the Polar Bears (8-2, 4-1 NESCAC)) past the Bantams (1-8-1, 0-6-1) at Hartford, Connecticut.

COLBY 0, WESLEYAN 0: Avery Gibson made seven saves for the Mules (5-3-2, 2-2-2 NESCAC), and Brian Harnett stopped three shots for the Cardinals (5-3-1, 1-3-1) at Middletown, Connecticut.

CASTLETON 3, THOMAS 2: Colby Gay, Valter Jacobsson and Fidele Rutayisire scored to lead the Spartans (5-5-2, 4-0-1 North Atlantic) past the Terriers (5-6-1, 3-1-1) at Waterville.

SAINT JOSEPH’S 7, RIVIER 0: Brett Mattos had two goals and two assists as the Monks (10-0-1, 6-0-1 Great Northeast) defeated the Raiders (2-9-1, 0-5-1) at Standish.

UMASS-BOSTON 2, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Jake Higgins and Jake Davenport scored to lead the Beacons (7-2-2, 3-1 Little East) past the Huskies (5-6-1, 0-3-1) at Boston.

WENTWORTH 3, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 0: Michael Zendan, Emmett Basaca and Matt Cicalis scored for the Leopards (6-6-1, 2-1-1 Commonwealth Coast) against the Nor’Easters (2-11, 1-3 CCC) at Boston.