WATERVILLE — Hannah Hearn scored her first collegiate goal, and the Colby College field hockey team took a 3-0 season-opening win over Williams College. It was Colby’s first win over Williams since 2001.

Hearn scored her goal just 1 minute, 14 seconds into the game. The Mules drew a penalty corner, and the ball was pushed to Caitlin Murray up top, who found Hearn on the left side.

Charlotte Deavers and Misha Strange each scored in the second half for Colby (1-0, 1-0 New England Small College Athletic Conference). Sarah Evans made five saves for the shutout in her first start.

Arianna Spiliotes had seven saves for Williams (0-1, 0-1).

Cross country

Bates/Colby Class Wave Races: Colby surprised the No. 6 nationally ranked Bates men’s cross country with an overall win in the season-opening Bates/Colby Class Wave Races at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester.

The host Bobcats, who finished sixth at last year’s NCAA Division III Championship, posted a convincing win in the junior/senior race, led by senior captain Mike Martin (Slatersville, R.I.), but the Mules made up for it with a convincing win in the freshman/sophomore race.

Under the races’ modified scoring system, the higher score wins, the top five runners on both sides score, and there are no displacements. Bates won the junior/senior race by a 35-20 score, with Colby winning the younger matchup 39-16.

Colby junior Jeff Hale, a Waterville native, finished third overall in 19:39.

In the women’s race, junior Elena Jay ran the fastest time of the day, leading the No. 20 nationally ranked Bates women’s cross country team to a win over Colby.

Husson Invitational: University of Maine at Farmington freshman Katie Flanders finished sixth overall out of 43 runners to lead the Beavers to a second-place finish in Bangor.

Flanders finished in 22:50. She was joined in the top 10 by Emma Pidden, who was ninth in 23:52. Hall-Dale graduate Cadyn Wilson was 13th in 24:51.

Sam Leal led the UMF men, finishing 13th in 31:04. Cony graudate briar Beede won the men’s race to lead the University of Southern Maine to the overall title. Beede finsihed the 8K course in 28 minutes eigtht seconds.

Cony High School graduate Briar Beede won the individual title by nearly 30 seconds with a time of 28:08 to lead USM to the men’s title. Monmouth Academy graduate Kevin Desmond finished ninth for USM.

Men’s soccer

Williams 1, Colby 0: Patrick Gordon scored in the 64th minute to lift the Ephs to the NESCAC win in Waterville.

Gordon came on to a ball that had bounced around just outside the 18-yard line and ripped in a shot for the lone goal at 64:50. Williams (1-0, 1-0 NESCAC) goalie Peter Morrell made seven saves for the shutout.

Colby (0-1, 0-1) goalie Cody Funkhouser made nine saves.

UNE 1, Thomas 0: Yan Stephens’ shot from 25 yards slipped inside the right post early inthe second half to give the Nor’easters the non-conference win in Biddeford.

Dylan Delloiacono drew the assist. Aidan McParland made five saves on 21 Thomas shots for the UNE (2-0-1) while Mikkail Crockwell stopped four of UNE’s 10 shots.

Women’s soccer

Thomas 7, UMPI 0: Seven different players scoring for the Terriers in the win in Waterville.

Thomas (1-3) led 4-0 at the half. Bronte Howorth scored the first Thomas goal just three minutes into the game.

Kate Thibodeau earned the win, needing just one save for the shutout. Amanda Larrabee was busy in the UMPI (2-2) net, making 21 stops.

Williams 2, Colby 1: Katie Wardlaw’s goal with 16:08 left to play lifted the Ephs to the NESCAC win in Waterville.

Audrey Thomas scored in the first half for Williams while Anne Papadellis answered for the Mules with Ruthie Hawley assisting.

Emily Brooks made 10 saves in goal for Colby.

Smith 3, UMF 0: The Pioneers outshot the Beavers 25-4 in cruising to the non-conference win.

GiGi Ross, Lily Eriksen and Innis Hitt scored for smith (2-0-0) while beth Lebel made nine saves for UMaine-Farmington (0-1-0).

Field hockey

Maine 5, Hofstra 2: Cassidy Svetek scored two goals to lead the Black Bears to their first win of the season in Hempstead, N.Y.

Nokomis graduate Marissa Shaw scored her third goal in four games for Maine while Skowhegan gradaute Nicole Sevey also scored. Maine outshot Hofstra 28-4. Both teams are 1-3.


Hartwick College 33, Husson 7: John Garcia passed for 290 yards and five touchdowns as Hartwick beat Husson in Oneonta, N.Y.

Travis Samuels had 117 yards receiving and a touchdown, while Frankie Molina had 87 yards receiving and four touchdowns for Hartwick.

Women’s tennis

Colby 8, Thomas 0: The Mules took each match to win against their crosstown rival in non-conference play.

Also on Saturday: Skowhegan’s Liz Noddin had an assist for the Husson field hockey team in a 2-0 win over Plymouth State in the Zenaty Invitational Tournament in Springfield, Mass… Jess Poulin of Albion five saves in the Husson University women’s soccer team’s 3-1 loss to Eastern Nazarene in Quincy, Mass. . . . Gardiner graduate Emily Staples scored a goal in USM’s 4-0 soccer win against Maine Maritime.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.