Monday, April 21, 2014
From Staff And News Services
ORONO — Elise Pratt headed in a ball that deflected off a Maine defender 2:45 into the second overtime to lift Stony Brook to a 2-1 win over Maine in an America East women’s soccer match Sunday.
After falling behind 1-0 on a direct kick by Stony Brook (11-5-1, 6-2 America East) in the 25th minute, the Black Bears (8-5-4, 5-2-1) tied the game 10 minutes into the second half when Eve L’Abbe scored on a shot from outside the box that struck the goal post and ricocheted in.
Maine finished the regular season in third place and will host sixth-seeded Binghamton in the America East quarterfinals at 1 p.m. Thursday.
CALIFORNIA 2, MAINE 1: Nicole Ballstedt and Lara Kruggel scored less than four minutes apart late in the first half as California (6-10) rallied for a win over the Black Bears (9-8) at Boston.
Maine took the lead 23:22 into the game when Annabelle Hamilton intercepted an attempted clear and scored.
Natasha Ford finished with six saves for the Black Bears, who lost despite having a 21-8 advantage in shots.
SOUTHERN MAINE C.C. 84, NEW BRUNSWICK 52: Jon Amabile scored 14 points and Scott Proudman added 10 to lead a balanced attack for the Seawolves (2-0) at Auburn.
Jose Nouchanthavong chipped in with nine points, six assists and five rebounds for the Seawolves, who forced 26 turnovers.
NEW BRUNSWICK 62, SOUTHERN MAINE C.C. 60: Monica Newman scored the go-ahead basket on a layup with 12 seconds left to lift New Brunswick over the Seawolves in a season opener in Auburn.
Esther Palmieri made four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points for the Seawolves. Roberta Trafton added nine points and 12 rebounds.
BCS: Oregon passed Florida State and moved into second place behind Alabama.
The Ducks’ convincing 42-14 victory against UCLA gave them the boost they needed. Oregon moved up to third from fourth in the computer ratings and remained second in both the USA Today coaches’ poll and the Harris poll for a .9517 BCS average.
Florida State, after routing North Carolina State 49-17, has a .9211 BCS average. The Seminoles are third in each poll – though they gained a little ground on the Ducks – and second in the computer ratings.
Two-time defending national champion Alabama is first across the board.
Florida State has a chance to gain on Oregon this week when it plays seventh-place Miami on Saturday.