Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Bowdoin's Smith on list for Major League Lacrosse
The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse included former Bowdoin College All-American Owen "Kit" Smith on its list of 23 players it can protect for the 2012-13 season.
Last season, Smith, who grew up in Brunswick and is the boys' lacrosse coach at Hebron Academy, scored two goals while playing in seven games for the Cannons.
FIELD HOCKEY: Annabelle Hamilton scored three times to lead Maine (6-4) to a 5-3 win over Quinnipiac (4-4) at Orono.
Zoe Berkey had a goal and an assist and Becca Paradee also scored for the Black Bears, who led 4-1 at halftime.
WOMEN'S SOCCER: Dara Spital scored with 1:42 left in the first half to give Brandeis (7-1) a 1-0 win over Bates (1-4) at Lewiston.
The Bobcats nearly tied it with 31 minutes left when Camille Smith's free kick was bobbled by Brandeis keeper Michelle Savuto.
Anabel Schmelz made eight saves for Bates.
BOYS' SOCCER: Jamal Fraser scored on a penalty kick for Hyde in the 60th minute of a 1-1 tie against Bowdoin's second team in a game at Brunswick.
• Zach Flinkstrom and Andrew Hawkins scored goals eight minutes apart late in the first half and Berwick Academy (2-1-1) held on for a 2-1 victory over the Bancroft School at Worcester, Mass.
GIRLS' SOCCER: Brooke Downey scored off a corner kick late in the first half and Georgia Barlow converted a penalty kick in the second half to lead Berwick Academy to a 2-0 win over Concord Academy at Berwick.
WNBA: Erin Phillips scored a season-high 19 points and the visiting Indiana Fever pulled away in the second half and beat the Washington Mystics 66-53.
Jessica Davenport added 14 to help the Fever (21-12) snap a three-game losing streak.
LPGA: Defending champion Lexi Thompson shot a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke lead going into the weekend for the Navistar LPGA Classic at Prattville, Ala.
The 17-year-old Thompson had a 12-under 132 total after matching the tournament record Thursday with a career-best 63.
Mindy Kim and Mi Jung Hur were a stroke back after rounds of 65.
MOSELLE OPEN: Defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France overcame a slow start to advance to the semifinals, beating American Jesse Levine 6-3, 6-4.
Tsonga will face eighth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko of Russia. Davydenko beat Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6), 6-0.
ST. PETERSBURG OPEN: Top-seeded Mikhail Youzhny advanced to the semifinals at St. Petersburg, Russia, beating seventh-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain. He will now face Martin Klizan.
Fourth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy also advanced, defeating Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain.
KOREA OPEN: Caroline Wozniacki reached the semifinals of the Korea Open by defeating Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic .
The Dane will next play Ekaterina Makarova of Russia, who beat Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain.
GUANGZHOU OPEN: Laura Robson became the first British woman in 22 years to reach a WTA final when she defeated third-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-4, 6-2 at Guangzhou, China.
The 74th-ranked Robson will play Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan in the final Saturday. The last British woman to reach a WTA final was Jo Durie in 1990.
In the first semifinal, Su-wei defeated Urszula Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 3-6, 6-0.
NASCAR TRUCKS: James Buescher completed a season sweep at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., using strong restarts to stay in contention before he broke free to win the wreck-filled race. It was the fourth career series victory for Buescher.
Parker Kligerman was second, followed by rookie Ty Dillon, pole-sitter Joey Coulter and Brian Scott.
-- From staff and news services