WATERVILLE — Michael Hand had a goal and an assist to help the Thomas College men’s soccer team beat the University of New England 2-0 in the season opener for both teams Sunday at Alumni Field.

Hand opened the scoring just 27 seconds into the game when he banged home a rebound of a shot from Maranacook Community School graduate Dakota Duplisse. Joshua Phelps made it 2-0 when he scored in the 42nd minute on a pass from Hand.

Mikkail Crockwell stopped five shots to earn the shutout for Thomas, while Aiden McParland had five saves for the Nor’easters.

Women’s soccer

Maine 1, Francis Marion 0: Maddie Hill scored the lone goal of the game to lift the Black Bears in a non-conference game in Orangeburg, S.C.

The senior midfielder scored in the first half with assists from Nikki Misener and Maggie Malone.

Lauren Swant stopped two shots to earn the victory for Maine (3-2-0), which held a 16-4 edge in shots over the Patriots (2-1-1).

USM 3, Thomas 2: Kelly Burrel scored her second goal of the game 6:13 into overtime to lift the Huskies in Waterville.

Freshman Kajsa Kaudeldt had two goals in a span of 42 seconds to force overtime for Thomas (0-2-0).

Kate Thibodeau had 11 saves for the Terriers.

Field hockey

Michigan 2, Maine 0: Shannon Scavelli and Liesl Morris each scored goals to lead the Wolverines in a non-conference game in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Michigan (2-2) outshot Maine 10-3 and held a 7-4 advantage in penalty corners. Annabelle Hamilton had the lone shot on goal for the Black Bears (1-4).

Sydney Kolysher had six saves in the losing effort.

Bridgewater State 3, Thomas 0: Shelby Farland scored two goals and Georgina Bagordo added another to lead the Bears in Bridgewater, Mass.

Jasmine Bishop of Waterville and Sofia Sourgiadakis combined to stop 10 shots for Thomas (0-2-0).

Bridgewater (1-0-0) out-shot Thomas 21-2.

Also Sunday: Pittsfield native Michaela George scored two goals to help the University of Southern Maine field hockey team beat Neumann University 5-0 at the USM Invitational on Sunday at Hannaford Field. Also at the Invitational, Newport native Sabrina Vaillancourt scored three goals to help the Husson field hockey team beat Wheaton College 6-1. … Monmouth Academy graduate Kelsie Hilton stopped four shots in the Maine Maritime women’s soccer team’s 3-0 loss to Vassar in Bangor.


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