St. Joseph’s tops USM 1-0 for rare field hockey win

Melanie Allen scored on an assist from Theresa Hendrix in the 41st minute to lift St. Joseph’s (5-1) to a 1-0 nonconference victory over Southern Maine (4-4) on Thursday afternoon at Standish.

Taylor Allison made five saves to record her fourth shutout of the season for the Monks. Kayla Kennedy also finished with five saves for the Huskies.

It was only the second time St. Joseph’s has won in the 17-game history of the series between the teams.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie has resigned due to health reasons, the school announced.

Gillispie’s departure came less than a month after Texas Tech said it was looking into allegations of player mistreatment by the veteran coach and that it had reported practice-time violations to the NCAA.


NBA: Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry received full medical clearance to resume all basketball-related activities after a doctor examined his surgically repaired right ankle.

Curry, the former Davidson star who missed 40 games last season because of the ankle, averaged career lows of 14.7 points, 5.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds for the Warriors last season.

WNBA: Angel McCoughtry scored 21 points and Sancho Lyttle added 17 as the Atlanta Dream beat host Chicago 75-66, eliminating the Sky from playoff contention. Armintie Price had 12 points for Atlanta (19-14), which secured third place in the Eastern Conference. The Sky (13-20) have never made the postseason.


LITTLE BROWN JUG: Michael’s Power won at Delaware, Ohio, beating Sweet Lou by 13/4 lengths in the second leg of the Triple Crown for 3-year-old pacers. The winner finished the mile in 1:50.0.


LPGA: Lexi Thompson made a little more history in the Navistar LPGA Classic at Prattville, Ala., opening her title defense with a career-best 9-under 63 to take a two-stroke lead.

Last year Thompson became the youngest champion in LPGA Tour history at age 16, winning by five strokes. Fifteen-year-old amateur Lydia Ko broke the record last month in the Canadian Women’s Open.


MOSELLE OPEN: Seventh-seeded Gael Monfils of France extended his successful return after several months out with a knee injury, reaching the quarterfinals with a 7-6 (4), 7-5 victory against compatriot Nicolas Mahut at Metz, France. His next opponent will be second-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber.

ST. PETERSBURG OPEN: Top-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia beat Rajeev Ram of the United States 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg Open in Russia.

In his eighth quarterfinal appearance at the tournament since 2001, Youzhny on Friday will face Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain, who was leading 6-1 and 3-1 when Paolo Lorenzi of Italy retired with a left Achilles injury.

KOREA OPEN: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark cruised into the quarterfinals of the Korea Open in Seoul, beating Caroline Garcia of France, 6-2, 6-3.

Wozniacki will face Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic, who defeated Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, 6-1, 7-6 (6).

GUANGZHOU OPEN: Fourth-seeded Urszula Radwanska of Poland knocked out defending champion Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-1, 7-5 to reach the semifinals in China. She’ll next play Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan, who routed Mathilde Johansson of France 6-3, 6-0.

Third-seeded Sorana Cirstea will meet Laura Robson of Britain in the other semifinal.

– From staff and news reports