ORONO – It took 41 seconds Sunday for Boston University to give the Maine women’s field hockey team its first loss since August.

The 19th-ranked Terriers got first-half goals 41 seconds apart and held off the charging 10th-ranked Black Bears for a 2-1 win.

Both the Terriers (8-5, 2-0 America East) and Black Bears (11-2, 1-1) managed six shots on goal. Zoe Berkey scored the lone Maine goal off an assist from Jocelyn Mitchell with 15:17 left to keep matters close.

Valentina Cerda was the difference for BU; she stopped five shots to pick up the win.

The last Maine loss came at the hands of Northeastern, in the season opener Aug. 26. Maine won 11 straight after that defeat.


MAINE 2, UMBC 1: Sady Tobin scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner with 16 minutes left in regulation, to lift the Black Bears (4-6-1, 1-3) to a win over the Retrievers (0-11-2, 0-3-1) in an America East game at Orono.


BOWDOIN 2, BABSON 2: Hunter Clark scored the equalizer for the Polar Bears (4-4-2) on a one-timer off a pass from Zach Danssaert with 3:05 left in regulation as they played to a draw against the Beavers (9-2-2) at Brunswick. Bowdoin opened the scoring 18:32 into the game when an inbounds throw by Macgill Eldredge was headed by Sean Bishop to Sam White, who scored on a header.


POLLS: Florida is out of The Associated Press Top 25 poll.

Not just the Gators — the entire state.

For the first time since Dec. 6, 1982, no Sunshine State team was among the AP rankings on Sunday, marking the end of 472 straight polls where either Florida, Florida State or Miami — and usually all three — were on the list. Florida and Florida State both lost Saturday, the Gators losing at No. 1 LSU 41-11 and the Seminoles continuing their freefall with a 35-30 setback at Wake Forest.

The top 10 teams in the poll were unchanged. LSU, No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 5 Boise State, No. 6 Oklahoma State, No. 7 Stanford, No. 8 Clemson, No. 9 Oregon and No. 10 Arkansas all won by an average of 34.4 points. No. 4 Wisconsin was idle.