ORONO – The University of Maine women’s hockey team scored two late goals but lost 3-2 to Northeastern on Friday.

Dawn Sullivan and Brittany Dougherty scored for the Black Bears (5-4, 1-2 Hockey East).

The scoring started on a penalty shot by Northeastern (6-1, 1-0) forward Kendall Coyne after a tripping call on the Black Bears.


Maine Maritime Academy finished 11th among 15 teams at the 31st Student Yachting World Cup in France.

The Mariners, representing the United States, were ranked as high as fifth at the end of the first day of the week-long event.

The team will be recognized at Castine’s Grange Hall at 9:30 p.m. tonight. The event is open to the public.


BIG 12/BIG EAST: The Big 12 welcomed West Virginia from the Big East and bid goodbye to Missouri before the Tigers even had a chance to finalize their move to the Southeastern Conference.

Now that the poaching of the Big East seems to be over, the beleaguered league is not backing down. It has been busy courting six schools and says it was braced for the latest loss. And despite what the Big 12 says, the Big East plans to keep West Virginia for two more years — just as it has vowed to keep Pittsburgh and Syracuse away from the Atlantic Coast Conference until 2014.

The Big 12 completed its work Friday by adding West Virginia to become its easternmost member.