ORONO, Maine (WABI) UMaine has a few sports that start earlier in the fall.
The field hockey team has an exhibition game on Monday and they play their season opener next Friday.
This afternoon the Black Bear soccer team opened its season against Long Island University.
Freshman Charlotte Messer of Camden getting the start in the opener.
She had one of the best chances in the game - she's pushed off the ball and nothing to show for the good effort.
Kendra Ridley almost had a chance on a through ball but she couldn't catch up with it.
The teams played through two overtimes and neither team scored. They settled for a 0-0 tie.