Down 2-0, Boston University surged to defeat Maine 4-2 Sunday at Orono.

Audra Richards scored at 17:42 of the first period on a feed from Morgan Sakundiak to give the Black Bears (1-1, 1-1 Hockey East) an early lead.

Emilie Brigham extended the lead to 2-0 early in the second period before BU (2-0, 2-0) came back.

Sammy Davis scored twice for the Terriers, and Rebecca Russo and Rebecca Leslie also tallied.

Maine goalie Meghann Treacy had 39 saves.

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Katherine Ferland had four goals to lead UMaine-Fort Kent over Bates 6-2 in a non-conference matchup at Lewiston.

Ferland scored four of the first five goals for the Bengals (13-2) before the Bobcats (4-3-2) got on the board on a goal by Olivia Amdur.

n Anetra Byfield scored the only goal with 2:30 left in OT as Maine (6-4-1, 1-0-1 America East) edged UMass-Lowell (3-9-0, 0-2) at Orono.

Maine goaliekeeper Claudia Dube-Trempe stopped four shots.

FIELD HOCKEY: Rachel Holland scored the game-winner on a penalty stroke with 4:03 left as Castleton (4-6, 1-1) edged St. Joseph’s 2-1 in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match at Castleton, Vermont.

Kelsey Dumond scored for the Monks (6-4, 3-1).

 Chandler Solimine scored three goals and added an assist as Trinity routed UNE 4-0 in a non-conference tilt at Biddeford.

Holly Smith stopped 11 shots for the Nor’easters (7-5).

MEN’S SOCCER: Cedric Charlier had goal and an assist as Bowdoin rolled past Elms College 5-0 in a non-conference match at Brunswick.

The Polar Bears (3-2-2) outshot the Blazers (2-8) 25-3.

FOOTBALL: Ohio State remained No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 and tied a poll record.

Meanwhile, No. 2 TCU and No. 3 Baylor edged forward, No. 4 Michigan State slipped and No. 5 Utah and No. 6 Clemson took big jumps.

The Buckeyes have been top-ranked 101 times, matching Oklahoma for the most in the poll’s 79-year history.


WNBA: Briann January had 19 points and six assists and the Indiana Fever stole home-court advantage in the finals with a 75-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 1.


NHL: Forward Tomas Fleischmann and the Montreal Canadiens agreed to a one-year contract worth $750,000.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Brendan Rodgers was fired as Liverpool manager, paying the price for the club’s 18-month slump since almost ending its wait for an English league title.

n Manager Dick Advocaat stepped down with struggling Sunderland winless after eight league games


EUROPEAN TOUR: Thorbjorn Olesen overcame a shaky start to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews by two shots.

Olesen’s 1-under 71 held off a late charge by Brooks Koepka of the United States.


CHINA OPEN: U.S. Open champ Flavia Pennetta beat Chinese wild card Han Xinyun 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round.

SHENZHEN OPEN: Tomas Berdych and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez won their semifinals and will meet in a Monday final.

MALAYSIAN OPEN: Top-seeded David Ferrer became the first Spaniard to win when he defeated countryman Feliciano Lopez 7-5, 7-5 in the final.

– From staff and news services