ORONO — Libby Riedl had a goal and two assists, and the University of Maine scored four unanswered goals in the second half to pull away to a 6-2 victory over sixth-ranked Albany in an America East field hockey game on Friday afternoon.

Jessica Skillings added a goal and an assist for the Black Bears (11-2, 2-0), who scored twice in the opening 4:20 to take a 2-0 lead. Albany (9-2, 2-1) rallied to tie it with goals in the 23rd and 31st minutes.

Maine also got goals from Katie Bingle, Samantha Wagg, Marissa Shaw and Cassidy Svetek.


QUINNIPIAC 3, MAINE 1: The Bobcats used a pair of third-period goals to pull away from the Black Bears in a non-conference game at Orono.

Taylar Cianfarano put Quinnipiac ahead with 5:01 remaining, and Nicole Kosta added an empty-netter in the final minute.

Cydney Roesler gave the Bocats (2-0-1) a 1-0 lead 9:30 into the second period, but Catherine Tufts answered for Maine (1-2) just 3:58 later, tucking home a nifty feed from Lydia Murray.

Meghan Treacy made 39 saves for the Black Bears.


BOSTON COLLEGE: Coach Steve Addazio wants to talk about the Wake Forest defense, not his own.

The Eagles have the nation’s top defense, but Addazio is worried about a Demon Deacons unit that held Florida State to 24 points last week – one week after BC held the Seminoles to 14.

“They had an outstanding defense last year. I remember telling everybody that … and then we went down there and (they) were like, ‘Wow. They really have a good defense,’ ” Addazio said of the 2014 game that the Eagles won, 23-17. “They still are really good on defense.”

Wake Forest is 20th in the FBS in net yards allowed, but the Eagles lead the nation in the category.