Tuesday, December 10, 2013
From staff and news services
ORONO - Maggie Malone dribbled down the endline and launched a shot to the top right corner of the net with under five minutes to play to give the Maine Black Bears (5-3-1) a 3-2 victory Sunday over the Vermont Catamounts (1-9) in a women's soccer game.
Lisa Bijman and Liis Emajoe also tallied for Maine. Lauren Swant turned away five shots in net for the winners.
BATES 1, THOMAS 0: Ethan Hirshberg headed home a cross from John Murphy in the 22nd minute as the Bobcats (2-2-1) handed the Terriers (5-1-1) their first loss of the season at Waterville.
Bates goalie Zach Shabman had three saves for the shutout.
COLBY 7, UMAINE-FARMINGTON 0: The Mules (1-2-2) scored their first seven goals of the season in a win over the Beavers (1-7) at Waterville.
Matt Giron ended the scoreless drought for Colby with an assist from Andrew Meisel, who also scored. Charlie Dupee notched a pair of goals.
BABSON 3, BATES 2: Three different players scored and goalies Kayla Florence and Kayla Costa combined to make nine saves as the Beavers (7-2) held off the Bobcats (1-4) at Babson Park, Mass.
Riley Kunditz and Bridget Meedzan tallied for Bates.
SAINT JOSEPH'S 4, RIVIER 3, OT: Freshman Kayla Royer scored 8:14 into the second overtime to lift the Monks (6-2, 3-1 NAC) past the Raiders (1-8, 0-4) at Nashua, NH.
Caley Denis had a goal and two assists for Saint Joseph's, which led 3-2 with under a minute in regulation before Rivier sent it to extra frames. The Monks outshot the Raiders 31-4 .
TOP 25 POLL: Oregon was overwhelming and now the Ducks are No. 2 in the AP Top 25, jumping LSU to get in line behind No. 1 Alabama.
And No. 4 Florida State (1,340 points) is right behind the third-ranked Tigers (1,346).
A case could be made for all three as the second-best team in the country and the jockeying should continue for a while.
First, a quick recap: While LSU was slogging through a 12-10 victory at Auburn, Florida State was racing away from Clemson, 49-37 on Saturday night.
Oregon was last up and Ducks were at their breath-taking best against Arizona, beating the Wildcats 49-0 at Autzen Stadium. The Wildcats came into the game unbeaten and ranked No. 22.
The voters in the media poll were swayed. Oregon received 1,414 points.
Oregon has outscored its opponents 211-73 but hasn't played a road game. LSU had been just as dominant at home before going to Auburn (1-3). LSU did play a Pac-12 team at home and beat Washington 41-3.
As for Florida State, the Seminoles also have yet to play outside their home stadium, and started the season with two games against FCS teams, including the sadly overmatched Savannah State.
The Ducks finally hit the road this week, playing at Washington State on Saturday.