Saturday, March 8, 2014
From staff and news services
STANDISH - Fabrice Iraduha scored a pair of first-half goals and St. Joseph's defense held in the second half in a 2-1 men's soccer win Wednesday against the University of New England -- the first meeting between the schools since 1998.
Iraduha opened the scoring 2:12 into the game on an assist from Zach Johnson and added the winner for the Monks (4-2-1) with 2:05 remaining in the first half.
UNE (3-2-1) rallied to tie the game in the 15th minute when Sean Goodrich scored on an assist from Anthony Frangione.
BOWDOIN 2, BATES 0: Kiersten Turner opened the scoring 3:20 into the game and added an insurance goal with 50 seconds left in regulation to lift the Polar Bears (3-0-1, 2-0-1) to a win over the Bobcats (2-3, 1-2) in a NESCAC game at Lewiston.
Bridget McCarthy made three saves to earn the shutout for the Polar Bears, who had a 25-7 advantage in shots.
Bates keeper Anabel Schmelz finished with eight saves.
SALEM STATE 1, USM 0: Kelly Birchmore's goal midway through the second half was the difference as the Vikings (1-2-1) slipped past Southern Maine (3-4) at Salem, Mass.
Rachel Ledbetter had five saves for the Huskies.
COLBY 4, UMAINE-FARMINGTON 0: Megan Fortier and McKayla Blanch each scored in the opening minutes of the game as the Mules (3-1) downed the Beavers (1-2) at Waterville.
Erika Johnson and Misha Strage each added goals for Colby in the final eight minutes of the contest as the Mules outshot the Beavers 41-2.
Fortier, Strage and Johnson added one assist apiece for Colby.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 1, GORDON 0: Hannah Tavella scored 4:01 into the second half as the Nor'easters (2-3, 1-0) edged the Fighting Scots (4-2, 0-1) in a Commonwealth Coast opener at Wenham, Mass.
Holly Smith needed to make just one save for the shutout for the Nor'easters, who had a 15-2 advantage in shots.
MAINE: Quarterback Marcus Wasilewski won the Gold Helmet Award as the top Division I football player in New England for his performance in Maine's 35-22 victory over Bryant Saturday.
Wasilewski threw four touchdown passes and ran for another as the Black Bears (3-0) won their home opener. A senior, he completed 23 of 32 passes without an interception and ran for 64 yards on 13 carries.
Maine faces No. 16 Northwestern Saturday in Evanston, Ill.
NEBRASKA: School officials are ready to move on from Bo Pelini's profane rant against fans two years ago.
Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst said in a joint statement that they believe the football coach was sincere in his apology for what he said in an audio leaked to the Deadspin.com sports website this week.
There was no mention of any disciplinary action taken against Pelini.
TEXAS: Tough times for Coach Mack Brown and the slumping Texas program, as he got booed when he asked Longhorns fans to donate to charity.
It happened on Saturday during a game against Ole Miss which became a second straight blowout loss.
A prerecorded public service announcement to promote charitable giving prompted fans to show their vocal frustration with a coach who won a national title in 2005, but hasn't been able to pull the program out of a three-year skid.
It wasn't the entire stadium booing -- but it was loud enough to be heard in a crowd of more than 101,000.
RUTGERS: Quarterback Gary Nova did a little more work at practice and his chances of playing against Arkansas this weekend are improving.
Nova was knocked out of the Scarlet Knights' game against Eastern Michigan on Saturday, suffering a concussion on the opening series.
ARIZONA STATE: The university agreed on a contract extension for football coach Todd Graham through 2018, sources say.
Graham's salary will be increased from $2.05 million to $2.3 million on July 1. There will be annual increases until it reaches $2.6 million in 2016.