GORHAM – Kayla Kennedy stopped the decisive shot in penalty strokes as the University of Southern Maine defeated St. Joseph’s 1-0 Thursday in a college field hockey game.

Kennedy finished with 10 saves and Whitney McDaniel converted a shot with the score tied 1-1 in the fourth round of penalty strokes to give the Huskies (5-4) the win.

Meaghan Johnson made 16 saves for the Monks (3-2), including eight shots in two overtime periods.

BATES 3, UM-FARMINGTON 0: Lyndsay Beaton scored all three goals to lead the Bobcats (2-3) past the Beavers (2-2) at Lewiston.

Nicole Santosuosso, Sarah Merullo and Polly Merck each added an assist for the Bobcats, who outshot the Beavers 31-4.

Becca Otley made two saves to record the shutout.


CINCINNATI 44, N.C. STATE 14: Zach Collaros scrambled for two touchdowns and threw for two more, and Cincinnati’s defense forced three turnovers to help the Bearcats (3-1) pull away from visiting North Carolina State (2-2).

The Wolfpack couldn’t keep up with Collaros, who ran 13 and 10 yards for touchdowns and hooked up with running back Isaiah Pead on a 25-yard screen pass for another score. Pead ran for 167 yards and scored twice.

The Wolfpack’s Mike Glennon threw touchdown passes of 87 and 49 yards to T.J. Graham, but had two interceptions that set up early Cincinnati touchdowns.

VIRGINIA TECH: Jarrett Boykin, the Hokies’ career receptions leader, will miss the game at Marshall on Saturday because of a hamstring injury.

The school said Boykin was injured in practice this week, but did not disclose which leg was hurt. The 13th-ranked Hokies hope to have Boykin back when they open their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule next weekend at home against Clemson.

Boykin has 133 career receptions and is second on the team this season with 10 receptions for 93 yards and one touchdown.


BIG 12: The conference dumped its embattled commissioner and said nine schools had pledged to give their TV rights to the conference for the next six years, a step intended to preserve a fractured league that has lost two members in the past year and is expected to lose another by next summer.

“The bottom line is we achieved substantial reforms,” Oklahoma President David Boren said after school presidents met by telephone for more than an hour.”

No contracts had been signed yet in part because some schools must get the approval of their governing boards, league spokesman Bob Burda said.

Commissioner Dan Beebe is gone after five up-and-down years that included securing a 13-year, $1.2 billion contract with Fox Sports but sharp criticism for failing to keep Nebraska (Big Ten) and Colorado (Pac-12) from leaving over the summer. Texas A&M plans to leave by July for the Southeastern Conference.

“I put all my effort into doing what was best for the Big 12. With great fondness, I wish the Big 12 Conference a long and prosperous future,” Beebe said in a statement.

Former Big Eight Commissioner Chuck Neinas will serve as interim commissioner. Boren said Neinas will not be a candidate for the job permanently.