COLLEGES

Biddeford’s Dumoulin gets shot at U.S. junior team

Brian Dumoulin, a sophomore defenseman at Boston College and a Biddeford resident, will be named to the United States national junior team preliminary roster, which will be announced today by USA Hockey in Buffalo, N.Y.

Dumoulin has 10 assists and is a plus-10 in 16 games for the Eagles.

He will be one of 28 players competing for a spot on the U.S. team that will play in the world junior championships from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Buffalo.

The final 22-player roster will be announced Dec. 23.

HIGH SCHOOLS

FIELD HOCKEY: Scarborough High senior center midfielder Kristen Felt, who was honored as Miss Maine Field Hockey, was one of four Mainers named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s Northeast Region team.

The others are all juniors: forward Jessica Skillings of Class A champion Skowhegan, center midfielder Nicole Sevey of Skowhegan, and center midfielder Marissa Shaw of Class B champion Nokomis.

JURISPRUDENCE

MASCOT HEAD RECOVERED: Oregon State Police say the oversized mascot head of ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso has been recovered, and two men have been cited on theft charges in the case.

The $5,000 prop used each week on ESPN’s “College Gameday” show was reported stolen in Corvallis, Ore., on Saturday after the annual game between rivals Oregon and Oregon State.

An Oregon State employee found the prop near his home in Harrisburg, nearly 30 miles from the OSU campus.

State Police said that August Cuneo, 26, of Eugene and Alexander Westerberg, 25, of Harrisburg were cited. Troopers say the two men had attended the University of Oregon. Arrangements were being made to return the item to ESPN.

SOCCER

PREMIER LEAGUE: Liverpool handed former manager Gerard Houllier a morale-sapping defeat, beating Aston Villa 3-0 to move up to eighth place in the league.

David Ngog, Ryan Babel and Maxi Rodriguez scored on American goalkeeper Brad Friedel to spoil Houllier’s first competitive return to Liverpool since his six-year spell in charge of the club ended in 2004.

GOLF

PGA QUALIFYING: Joseph Bramlett earned a PGA Tour card by passing through the final stage of qualifying school, becoming only the second golfer of black heritage on tour.

Bramlett shot a 4-under 68 to sneak inside the cutoff. He finished at 11 under at the grueling, six-round final stage of qualifying school to tie for 16th.

Tour veteran Billy Mayfair shot a 2-under 70 to win the final stage with an 18-under total, one shot ahead of William McGirt (68) and Ben Martin (71).