Goalie sets saves record, but UMaine loses to BC

Brittany Ott made a team-record 72 saves for Maine, but Haley Skarupa got one by her four minutes into overtime to lift Boston College to a 2-1 win in a Hockey East women’s hockey quarterfinal at Boston.

Ott stopped 34 shots just in the third period, when the Eagles (26-5-3) outshot the Black Bears 35-3 and tied the game on Melissa Bizzari’s goal at 9:07.

Jennifer More scored 37 seconds into the second period for Maine (5-24-4).

SOFTBALL: Jean Stevens homered for Maine’s only run in a 5-1 loss to Stephen F. Austin at Clearwater, Fla. Maine’s second game of the day was also a loss, 3-1 to Toledo.


BASKETBALL: The Southwestern Maine Activities Association Senior All-Star games will be held Wednesday at Southern Maine Community College. The girls will tip off at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30. Admission is $5 at the door, and is good for both games.

For more information, call SMCC at 741-5928 or email athletics


NHL: Vladimir Sobotka put St. Louis ahead early in the third period and added an assist for the Blues, who rallied from two goals down and beat the visiting Edmonton Oilers, 4-2.

Brent Seabrook scored on a two-on-one break at 3:23 of overtime and the Blackhawks extended their NHL-record, season-opening point streak to 21 games with a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Chicago.

The Phoenix Coyotes recalled forwards Chris Brown and Rob Klinkhammer from the AHL Portland Pirates.

Brown, 22, has 18 goals and 11 assists in 51 games for the Pirates.

Klinkhammer leads Portland with 44 points in 52 games. He’s tied for eighth in the AHL in points and leads the team with 30 assists while ranking third with 14 goals.


PGA: Rory McIlroy walked off the course less than halfway through the second round of the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., citing discomfort from a wisdom tooth and mental strain.

The world’s No. 1 player issued an apology after leaving an event he won last year. He was 7-over par through eight holes when he hit his second shot into the water on the par-5 18th and didn’t bother hitting another shot.

On his way off the course, he told several reporters, “There’s not really much I can say, guys. I’m not in a good place mentally, you know?”

Luke Guthrie shot a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead over Michael Thompson. He was at 9-under 131.

NEW ZEALAND PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Defending champion Michael Hendry of New Zealand shared a three-way lead after two rounds at Queenstown, New Zealand.

Hendry shot a 5-under 67 and was tied with Australians Aaron Townsend and Scott Strange at 10-under.


BRAZIL CUP: Top-seeded Venus Williams was upset in the semifinals by Olga Puchkova, losing 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 at Florianopolis, Brazil.

— From staff and news services