Nor’easters rally to force overtime, then beat Huskies in field hockey opener

Bree Tupper scored her third goal of the game in double overtime Wednesday to lift the University of New England to a 5-4 victory over the University of Southern Maine in a college field hockey opener at Biddeford.

Tupper scored at 6:08 and 13:30 of the first half to put the Nor’easters ahead 2-0. The Huskies responded with four straight goals, including three by Whitney McDaniel, for a 4-2 lead.

Michaela Franey made it 4-3 in the 52nd minute and Michelle Oswald tied it in the 59th minute.

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Alexandra Laniewski scored two first-half goals to pace Husson to a 4-0 win against USM in an opener at Gorham.

MEN’S SOCCER: Owen Evans put in a rebound in the second half and the University of New England tied Thomas 2-2 in an opener at Biddeford.

Cody Lapointe converted a penalty kick in the 15th minute for UNE.


MAINE SENIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Ron Lehr of Falmouth Country Club shot a final-round 71 to win the Maine Senior Amateur Championship with a 36-hole score of 144.

Lehr edged Ron Brown Jr. of Portland Country Club by one stroke. First-round leader Mark Plummer of Manchester tied for fourth after shooting a 76 to finish at 147. Lowell Watson of Portland had the tournament’s best round with a 66 to finish third after an opening 80.

The two-day tournament was played at Biddeford-Saco Country Club and Nonesuch River Golf Course.


PORTLAND PIRATES: The Pirates named Ben Laing their new equipment manager.

Laing, 27, was the ECHL equipment manager of the year. He replaces Henning Svendson, who left to become equipment manager of the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.