Tuesday, December 10, 2013
From staff and news services
SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Bowdoin finished the regular season with a 1-1 draw against Tufts in a women's soccer game at Somerville, Mass., on Tuesday. Bowdoin will host Hamilton Saturday at 1 p.m. in the quarterfinal round of the NESCAC playoffs.
Tufts (4-6-4, 2-6-2), took the lead 35 seconds into the season finale as freshman Allie Weiller took a lead pass from Carla Kruyff and flicked it past goalie Bridget McCarthy.
Bowdoin (10-3-1, 6-3-1 NESCAC) was held scoreless until the 72nd minute, when Kiersten Turner tied it at 1-1.
Tufts keeper Kristin Wright had 10 saves in the contest. McCarthy finished with five stops.
ST. JOSEPH'S 0, JOHNSON & WALES 0: Junior goalie Jaci Lorenzen held up her end of a scoreless tie with three saves as St. Joseph's finished in a tie with Johnson & Wales, at Providence, R.I.
The Wildcats (5-11-2 overall, 4-6-2 GNAC) were eliminated from the playoffs with the draw. The Monks (8-4-3, 4-4-3) will host Lasell on Thursday in their final game of the regular season.
UNE 1, EASTERN NAZARENE 1: Eastern Nazarene (8-7-3 overall, 5-2-2 CCC) secured home field in the Commonwealth Coast Conference playoffs after a double-overtime tie with the University of New England (7-10-1, 5-3-1), at Quincy, Mass.
The Lions earned the fourth seed and will host the fifth-seeded Nor'easters in the quarterfinal round on Saturday.
The two teams were scoreless after the first half. UNE gained an edge in the 47th minute when Lindsey Monaco lofted a ball over the defense to Alexis Wells who took a shot on goal. Wells' shot was knocked down by the Lions' keeper, but Kristin Dechene booted in the loose ball.
Keeper Samantha Guyette had four stops for UNE.
SALEM STATE 5, USM 2: Eryk Fernandez had a goal and two assists to help Salem State (10-5-1) down Southern Maine (4-13) at Gorham.
Carlos Escobar put Salem State on top 14:31 into the match, but Mazen Aljari scored 21 second later to keep the Huskies in the game. Matt Figueiredo scored in the 21st minute to regain the lead for Salem State. Fernandez set up the next two goals, both scored by Saimir Zepal, within a seven-minute span.
Aljar scored his second goal of the game six minutes into the second half.
EASTERN NAZARENE 1, UNE 0: Eastern Nazarene (7-8-2, 3-5-1) claimed its first tournament berth in the Commonwealth Coast Conference since 2002 with a victory over the University of New England (6-10-1, 2-6-1), at Quincy, Mass.
Scott Hanson scored the winning goal in the 26th minute. Edgar Arceo drilled a 35-yard shot that was knocked down by UNE goalie Aidan McParland, but Hansen rushed in to finish the loose ball.
McParland finished with three saves in the match.
IDAHO STATE: Football coach Mike Kramer has been suspended for his team's game at Montana on Saturday for violating the university's conduct policy, Athletic Director Jeff Tingey said Tuesday.
The suspension came as Kramer was being investigated by the university and Pocatello police after wide receiver Derek Graves reported that Kramer shoved him to the ground during practice on Oct. 3.
Video obtained by ESPN shows Kramer running toward a player on the field, putting his face close to the player's helmet and shoving him with two hands. The player falls to the turf.
NOTRE DAME: Coach Brian Kelly says quarterback Everett Golson did well during a full workout and will start for the No. 5 Fighting Irish at No. 8 Oklahoma on Saturday.
Kelly said Tuesday that Golson is at 100 percent.
Kelly benched Golson against Brigham Young last week as a precaution, saying he wanted to give him more time to recover from a concussion sustained in a helmet-to-helmet hit against Stanford.