Panthers humble Eagles at Chestnut Hill, 30-20

James Conner ran for 214 yards and a touchdown to lead Pittsburgh to a 30-20 victory over host Boston College on Friday night in the first Atlantic Coast Conference matchup between the former Big East foes.

Chad Voytik completed 10 of 21 passes for 111 yards, connecting with Tyler Boyd for two touchdowns.

Tyler Murphy completed 10 of 28 passes for 134 yards for BC, with a touchdown and two interceptions. The transfer quarterback also ran 15 times for 14 yards and a 2-yard touchdown run that, with the missed 2-point conversion, made it 30-20 with 43 seconds left.

BC recovered the onside kick, but Murphy’s pass was intercepted in the end zone with 6 seconds left.

MEN’S SOCCER: Cam Libbey, Phil Frost and Michael Curtis each scored as the Husson Eagles (2-1) beat Southern Maine (0-3) in Bangor, 3-1.

Tyler Rand scored the lone goal for the Huskies.

Brian Potter stopped five shots in net for Husson and Elijah Leverett seven for USM.

 Vermont Tech won a 2-1 overtime match against Southern Maine Community College.

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Kara Shaw’s goal with 13 minutes left provided all the scoring during Holy Cross’ 1-0 win against Maine in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Elise Applegate made nine saves for the Black Bears.

The Crusaders are 5-0 while Maine is 1-4.

 Mariah Cropley converted Amy Jose’s feed to break a scoreless tie 24 seconds into the second half, then scored again 10 minutes later as Southern Maine blanked Thomas 2-0 in Waterville.

Southern Maine and Thomas are both 1-2.

 Zyrah Giustra scored early in the first half and defense took over as Southern Maine Community College banked Vermont Tech 1-0 in South Portland.

The Seawolves are 1-1-0, same as the Knights. SMCC’s Aime Worcester had 12 saves.

FIELD HOCKEY: Melanie Kreusch scored 3:49 into OT as UMass edged UMaine 3-2 in overtime at Amherst, Massachusetts.

Brooke Sabia scored a pair of goals for 10th-ranked UMass (1-2). Nicole Sevey and Cassidy Svetek each scored goals for Maine (1-3). Emily Corbet had a pair of saves in the defeat.


NBA: Greg Monroe has reportedly signed a $5.48 million, one-year qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons, a move that would set the stage for the 6-foot-11 24-year-old to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

NCAA: Little League star Mo’ne Davis says she’s “sad” that UConn received a secondary NCAA rules violation for Coach Geno Auriemma’s congratulatory phone call to her during the Little League World Series.

Davis says they talked last month about her success in the World Series for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, and there was no recruiting talk.

On Thursday, the NCAA announced the recruiting violation after a complaint was brought to the attention of the American Athletic Conference.


CONCACAF WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP: The groups have been set for the eight national teams with spots in next summer’s World Cup in Canada on the line.

In the draw Friday for the women’s continental championship, the host United States landed in Group A with Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala and Haiti. Group B includes Costa Rica, Mexico, Jamaica, and Martinique.

The tournament opens Oct. 15 in Kansas City, Kansas.

– From staff and news services

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