STORRS, Conn. — Riley Houle’s third goal of the season, coming 9:39 into the game, supplied the University of Connecticut with its win over previously undefeated Maine, 1-0 Friday in women’s soccer action.
Houle scored from 10 yards out.
Lauren Swant tied a career-high with nine saves for the 3-1 Black Bears.
Emily Armstrong made one save for the 3-2 Huskies.
UConn attempted 23 shots to Maine’s two and had a 10-1 edge in shots on goal.
Maine’s Eve L’Abbe hit the crossbar early in the second half.
MMA 4, Southern Maine 0
At Bangor, Jonathan Reeks scored two first-half goals to spark the Mariners in the New Balance Challenge Cup at Husson University.
Nicholas George and Chad McDonnell each added a second-half goal for the 1-1-1 Mariners of Castine. Kyle Haslam added an assist and Jesse finished with four saves.
USM goalie Matthew Willis allowed one goal before leaving with an injury at the 30th minute. Adam Verreault replaced him and made three saves.
MMA outshot USM 16-13.
LSU RB Hill expected back Saturday
LSU running back Jeremy Hill will not start this Saturday’s home opener against UAB but will likely play, CBSSports.com reported.
Hill traveled with the team to TCU last week and dressed for the game, but did not play as part of his discipline stemming from an April arrest.
He is expected to back up starter Alfred Blue and second stringer Terrence Magee, who combined to rush for 184 yards with two touchdowns in last week’s victory.
The Baton Rouge Advocate also reported Friday that Hill would play against UAB.
Coach Les Miles had suspended Hill indefinitely in May after he was arrested for his involvement in an April 27 bar fight. That arrest violated the terms of his probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile in January of 2012.
Hill was LSU’s leading rusher last season with 755 yards with 12 touchdowns as a freshman.
—In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, three former college football players claim that the NCAA failed to educate players about the risks of concussions, the Birmingham News reported.
Former Tennessee players Chris Walker and Ben Martin, and former North Carolina State player Dan Ahern filed the suit in federal court in Chattanooga, Tenn. Walker and Martin played from 2007-11 and Ahern from 1972-76.
The suit claims that the NCAA did not do enough to assess, treat and prevent brain trauma following concussions. The plaintiffs are seeking a medical monitoring program for former football players funded by the NCAA.
—Syracuse starting wide receiver Adrian Flemming suffered a lower-body injury that will require surgery and sideline him for the rest of the season. Although he is a senior, Flemming has yet to use his redshirt season, so he will be able to return for a fifth year in 2014.
—Korrin Wiggins, who is Clemson’s starting nickel back, has a hamstring injury that will cause him to miss Saturday’s game against South Carolina State, an FCS school.