MOUNT PLEASANT, Michigan — Cassidy Svetek scored two of the University of Maine’s four first-half goals as the Black Bears rolled to a 4-0 victory over the Central Michigan Chippewas in their season opener Friday.
Maine outshot Central Michigan 10-2 and had a 6-1 edge in penalty corners.
Holly Stewart scored Maine’s first goal just four minutes into the contest when she buried an Abbey Gutowski pass.
Sevetek added her first goal four minutes later, converting a Zoe Berkey assist. Svetek added her second goal at the 22:43 mark, connecting on an Annabelle Hamilton pass in front of the goal.
Danielle Aviani capped the scoring for the Black Bears less than 30 seconds later, cashing in on a Hamilton pass.
Emily Corbett started in goal for Maine and had to make just one save in the first half. Emma Cochran took over in the second half but didn’t have to make a save.
Sadie Reynolds made three saves for the Chippewas.
At Gorham, senior Rebecca Pratt’s goal with less than eight minutes left in regulation proved decisive as the University of Southern Maine Huskies rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Manhattanville College Valiants in the season-opening game of the USM Invitational.
The Valiants took a 2-0 lead in the opening 20 minutes on goals from Rylee McGuire and Kristen Savage.
Peyton Dostie responded for USM with a goal at 26:35 in the first half and the Huskies equalized at 55:32 when Kaylie Andrews converted out of a scrum in front of the net.
Angela Porrazzo made six saves for USM, which had a 14-8 edge in shots.
At Fairfield, Connecticut, Brenna Brown scored from 10 yards out to lift Fairfield by the Bears in overtime.
After a scoreless first half, Fairfield broke the stalemate with a goal by Molly Moran off a Cassidy Boegel assist at 59:09.
Maine responded 10 minutes later when Charlene Achille fired a shot into the back of the net for her second goal of the season.
Fairfield (2-1) outshot Maine (1-2) 20-11 with Maine’s Lauren Swant making one save and Claudia Dube-Trempe making seven.
At Castine, Emily Wyman tied the game with a first-half goal and Victoria added the winning edge when she converted a penalty kick later in the half to give Maine Maritime Academy the victory in the second game of the Old Town Canoe Classic.
Alycia Dery scored for Becker three minutes into the game, but Wyman converted a Cooper pass to tie it.
Berry College beat Thomas College in the first game 9-0.
At Wenham, Massachusetts, Emily Doherty scored a goal in each half to lift Worcester Polytechnic Institute by the University of Southern Maine in the mutual opener.
WPI outshout USM 27-4 with USM goalie Marissa Temple making 18 saves.
At Beverly, Massachusetts, Husson senior Andy Stevick scored off a penalty kick at the 51st minute to give Husson the opening win over Endicott in the first round of the Gull Invitational.
Husson goalie Brian Potter made four first-half saves and nine on the night to record his 14th career shutout, ranking him second all-time in program history.
Endicott’s Alex Jorge made two saves.
At Biddeford, the University of New England scored a goal in each half to beat Maine Maritime Academy in a non-conference opener.
Ryan Stephens scored UNE’s first goal in the 15th minute, blasting a shot off the goalie’s legs and into the left corner of the net after a Matthew Christie cross.
UNE added its second goal at the 71st minute when Sean Goodrich scored off a free kick just outside the box.
Gabriel Warren scored for MMA at the 87th minute when he converted a penalty kick.
Aidan McParland made seven saves for UNE and Marshall Spear had three for MMA.
At Gorham, Conor Murtagh recorded three goals to lift the Bridgewater State University State Bears by the University of Southern Maine Huskies in the mutual opener.
Andrew Chenard added a goal for the Bears and Colin Jepson made one save.
Elijah Leavitt made five saves for USM.