ORONO — Alex Abrahams scored the game-winning goal in the matches’ final three minutes to help lift the University of Maine women’s soccer team to a conference-opening 2-1 victory over Maryland-Baltimore County on Sunday afternoon.

The Black Bears improve to 4-3-3 with the win and are now 1-0-0 in America East play.

Joanie L’Abbe scored on a free kick to give Maine a 1-0 lead. Amira Wolcott scored in the 59th minute for the Retrievers to tie the game.

Lauren Kadet made three saves for UMBC. Lauren Swant made one save for the Black Bears.

Men’s soccer

Bowdoin 10, UMF 0: The Polar Bears scored nine goals on 21 shots and picked up an own goal from the University of Maine at Farmington, for the win over the Beavers in Farmington.

All three UMF keepers saw action in the game, with starter Derek Reilly making 10 saves in the first half. Backup Ronie Morales came on at halftime and made one save over 34 minutes in the second half, while Chris Roberts finished out the game.

Bowdoin is now 2-2-2, UMF is 1-4-1.

Field hockey

Thomas 5, Colby-Sawyer 4, OT: Lauren Hachey’s overtime goal lifted the Terriers to the win over the Chargers in North Atlantic Conference play in Waterville.

Nykki Stritzinger’s late goal in the second half tied the game for Colby-Sawyer (4-6). Trailing 3-1 at the half, Thomas (5-4) took a 4-3 lead on a goal by Michelle Greene and two goals from Brittany Premo.

Sofia Sourgiadkis made three saves for Thomas for the win. Jodi Dumayne stopped 12 shots for the Chargers.

Castleton 2, UMF 0: The Spartans scored once in each half to take the North Atlantic Conference win in Farmington.

Kristy Pinkham scored in the first half for Castleton, and Blake Wardwell scored in the second, both on penalty corners.

Castleton (5-4, 3-0 NAC) goalie Jessica Galatioto recorded five saves, while Curran Brierley charted 11 stops in the UMF (3-3, 2-1) cage.

Also on Sunday: Albion native Jess Poulin made 13 saves for the Husson women’s soccer team in a 3-0 loss to Castleton… Brian Potter of Waterville made 10 saves for the Husson men’s soccer team in a 1-1 tie at Castleton.

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