ORONO – In overtime, Daniele Aviani lifted a rebound over sprawled goalie Megan Hancock to give Maine a 3-2 field hockey win after the Black Bears had tied it at 2-2 with no time left in regulation Sunday.

In the game-winning sequence, Annabelle Hamilton fired from the far right side of the circle. Hancock made an initial save, but Aviani was in position to knock the winner home.

Earlier, Cassidy Svetek notched the game-tying goal when the Black Bears (6-5) were given one final penalty corner as the clock ran out.

Nicole Sevey inserted the penalty corner pass to Becca Paradee, who sent a pass to Aviani, who lofted a shot to the right of the goal mouth — which Svetek swatted home to even the score.

Sydney Veljacic also scored for Maine while Natasha Ford made four saves in goal.


SMCC 1, EMCC 0: Nicholas Oram slipped the ball past Golden Eagles goalie Brandon Taylor midway through the second half, supplying all the scoring in the Seawolves’ (7-4-1, 6-2-1) win over Eastern Maine Community College (1-8-1, 1-8-1) at Bangor.

SMCC goalies Dan Couverette and Josh McDuffie combined to get the shutout for the Seawolves. Taylor finished with eight saves for EMCC.

BOWDOIN 4, BATES 1: Kiefer Solarte scored 18 minutes into the game, the first of four different Polar Bears to score as Bowdoin (3-2-3, 1-2-2) beat Bates (1-5-2, 0-5-2) 4-1 at Lewiston.

Cedric Charlier, Austin Downing and Andrew Jones added goals for Bowdoin while Peabo Knoth scored Bates’ goal on its sole shot-on-goal of the game.

Joe Maffly-Kipp made seven saves for the Bobcats while Bowdoin goalie Noah Safian did not make a save.


MAINE 1, VERMONT 1: Charlene Achille headed in Arianne Leclerc’s cross early in the second half to enable the Black Bears to tie it at 1-1, but that closed the scoring in what ended as a double-overtime tie at Burlington, Vt. For the Black Bears (5-3-4, 2-0-1), keeper Lauren Swant made two saves.


FOR THE fourth straight week, the top five teams in the AP college poll are unchanged, led by No. 1 Alabama.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide are trailed by Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State and Stanford.

GEORGIA: Running back Keith Marshall and receiver Justin Scott-Wesley will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligaments in their right knees Saturday during a 34-31 overtime victory at Tennessee.

Also, receiver Michael Bennett definitely won’t play Saturday when the seventh-ranked Bulldogs (4-1, 3-0 SEC) host No. 25 Missouri (5-0, 1-0 SEC).

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