Monks reach semifinals with an overtime victory

Kayla Nowell scored on a rebound after a penalty corner in the ninth minute of overtime to lift top-seeded St. Joseph’s to a 2-1 victory over No. 4 Castleton State in the semifinals of the North Atlantic Conference field hockey tournament Wednesday at Standish.

Courtney Rague gave the Monks (13-5, 7-0 NAC) a 1-0 lead on an assist by Alyssa Dunn six minutes in. The Spartans (12-7, 4-3) tied the score eight minutes later.

St. Joseph’s goalie Meaghan Johnson made seven saves.

Bree Tupper scored on an assist from Casey Clark in the 50th minute to break a 1-1 tie and lift third-seeded University of New England (12-6) to a 2-1 win over second-ranked Nichols in the semifinals of The Commonwealth Coast Conference tournament at Dudley, Mass.

Laura Egounis opened the scoring for UNE on an assist from Hannah Tavella in the 32nd minute. Ayla Nelson made five saves for the Nor’easters.


GIRLS’ SOCCER: Emily Wyman scored on an assist from Chelsea Boucher with three seconds left in the first half to lead Hebron Academy to a 1-0 win over Berwick Academy at Hebron.

FIELD HOCKEY: Maggie Lane her second goal of the game 6:03 into overtime to lift Hebron Academy (4-4-2) to a 2-1 victory over Proctor Academy at Hebron.

BOYS’ SOCCER: Fred Diengott had one goal and one assist to lead Berwick Academy (14-1, 13-0 Eastern Independent League) to a 3-0 win over Lexington Christian (6-9-1, 5-8-1) at South Berwick.


NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS: Welterweight Casey Kramlich of Gray returns to the Portland Boxing Club Saturday night for the first round of the New England boxing championships, which will take place over three weekends this month.

PBC teammates Jeremy Withee of Portland and Jason Quirk, a former Scarborough High football and hockey player, are also expected on the card. The first bout starts at 8 p.m.

Tournament winners advance to the Region 1 tournament at Lake Placid, N.Y., to qualify for the national championships in March.


QMJHL: Cameron Critchlow scored on assists from Olivier Dame-Malka and Francis Beauvillier with 5:54 left to lift the Lewiston Maineiacs to a 4-3 victory over the Quebec Ramparts at Lewiston.

Etienne Brodeur added two goals for Lewiston.


MLS: Taylor Twellman, the leading scorer in New England Revolution history, announced he’s retiring because of the effects of a concussion suffered two years ago.

Twellman had 101 career goals, sixth most in MLS history. He appeared in just two games last year and didn’t play at all this year.

Donovan Ricketts of the Los Angeles Galaxy was named the league’s top goalkeeper.

Andy Najar of D.C. United, a 17-year-old midfielder, was selected rookie of the year.


OTHER NEWS: Germany’s federal government reaffirmed its backing for Munich’s bid to stage the 2018 Winter Olympics and will provide financial support if the Bavarian capital lands the games. … The U.S. beat Cuba 30-28, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23 to improve to 5-0 in group play at the women’s world volleyball championships at Hamamatsu, Japan. … Juan Monaco defeated defending champion Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 in the second round of the Valencia Open at Valencia, Spain. … Fourth-seeded Andy Roddick defeated Sam Querrey 7-5, 7-6 (6) in a first-round match at the Swiss Indoors tournament, and top-seeded Roger Federer cruised into the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Janko Tipsarevic at Basel, Switzerland. … Rusty Wallace acquired a new sponsor for Nationwide driver Brendan Gaughan for the final race of the season. The agreement is with Aspen Dental of Syracuse for Gaughan’s No. 62 Toyota.