November 10, 2012

Maine colleges: Maine suffers another loss in hockey, 2-1

From staff reports

LOWELL, Mass. – Riley Wetmore and Josh Holmstrom scored Friday night to lead UMass-Lowell to a 2-1 victory against the University of Maine in a Hockey East game.

The River Hawks (2-3-1, 1-2-1 Hockey East) rallied after freshman defenseman Ben Hutton scored his first goal for the Black Bears (1-9, 0-5) in the opening period.

Maine goalie Martin Ouellette made 23 saves.


SAINT MICHAEL'S 5, UNE 1: Ryan Arsenault had two power-play goals as the Purple Knights (1-2, 1-1 ECAC East) scored three times in the opening 7:21 en route to a victory against the Nor'easters (1-2. 1-2) at South Burlington, Vt.

Mike Chase scored for UNE from Jared Melman.


NORWICH 6, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Tory Allan and Gerard McEleney each scored twice as the Cadets (2-0) shut out the Huskies (1-2) at Northfield, Vt.


SOUTHERN MAINE 2, ST. MICHAEL'S 1: Sarah Timmons and Julia Pearl scored to help the Huskies (1-0) get past St. Michael's (0-3) at Gorham.

Timmons scored her first college goal five minutes into the second period, from Cassandra Sherman and Jackie Lacroix. Pearl scored midway through the third from Bridget O'Brien.

Macey Thoms scored with 16.2 seconds left to spoil a shutout for Liz Bergstrom.


MAINE 4, BEMIDJI STATE 3: Tori Pasquariello won it with 5:44 left as the Black Bears (2-7) rallied for four straight goals in the third period to beat the Beavers (2-6-1) at Bemidji, Minn.

Audra Richards scored 47 seconds into the third, Abbey Cook got the next goal about a minute later, and Katy Massey made it 3-3 with just over eight minutes remaining.

Brittany Ott, who entered the game with Maine trailing 3-0 after one period, stopped all 37 shots she faced.


AUBURN 71, MAINE 41: Hasina Muhammed scored 20 points, and Tyrese Tanner added 15 points and nine rebounds as the Tigers won an opener in the first round of the Sheraton Raleigh Wolfpack Invitational at Raleigh, N.C.

Auburn put together an 11-2 run midway through the first half, but the Black Bears rallied to within 20-19 with 5:20 left in the half.

Muhammed then made two 3-pointers as the Tigers closed the half with a 15-4 run.

Anna Heise led Maine with 12 points and four rebounds. Elizabeth Wood finished with eight points, four rebounds and two assists.


BOWDOIN 3, EMERSON 0: Bowdoin won an opening-round match of the NCAA Division III tournament at New London, Conn., and will face Springfield College at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bowdoin won the first set 25-21 and the second set 25-16. The Polar Bears fell behind early in the third set but pulled out a 25-20 victory.

It was Bowdoin's second-ever NCAA tournament victory.


NCAA REGIONALS: Matt McClintock of Madison and Riley Masters of Bangor qualified for the Division I championships by virtue of their performances at regional meets.

McClintock, a freshman at Purdue, completed the 10-kilometer course in 30 minutes, 57 seconds for an eighth-place finish at the Great Lakes Regional in Verona, Wis., earning a spot at the nationals as an individual qualifier. Masters, a senior at Oklahoma, was 11th at the Midwest Regional in Springfield, Mo., with a time of 30:34, helping the Sooners win the team title.

Will Geoghegan of Brunswick, a junior at Dartmouth, clocked 30:37 to finish 17th in the Northeast Regional at Madison, Conn. He'll find out Saturday whether he'll receive an at-large bid.

Abbey Leonardi, a freshman from Kennebunk, also will have a chance to race at the nationals next Saturday in Louisville, Ky., after her Oregon team won the West Regional in Seattle. Leonardi was 34th with a time of 20:36 over the 8-kilometer course.


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