Huskies capture rare win over Bates in field hockey

Jennifer Poulin scored in the sudden-victory round of penalty strokes to lift the University of Southern Maine past Bates 4-3 in a non-conference field hockey game at Gorham on Thursday afternoon, the Huskies’ first win over the Bobcats since 2003.

Tayla Smedberg scored off a penalty corner as time expired in regulation, pulling USM (7-11) even again after Bates (6-7) had rallied from a 2-0 deficit. Amanda Kosbohm stopped a career high 19 shots for the Huskies.

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Charlene Achille scored two second-half goals, leading Maine (8-6-1) to a 2-0 win over Stony Brook (6-7-3) at Orono,

Hannah Lipinski fed Achille for the go-ahead goal at 68:20, and Achille scored again 13 minutes later.

MEN’S SOCCER: Jay McStowe and Ahmed Adnan scored for Southern Maine (2-11-1), which ended a 12-game winless streak with a 2-0 win over UM-Farmington (5-9-2) at Portland.


WORLD CUP: Lindsey Vonn said she felt “awesome” after resuming ski training free of pain, 10 weeks after fracturing a bone in her left ankle.

The four-time overall World Cup champion made eight practice runs on a glacier without her ankle showing any reaction. Despite a lack of preparation, Vonn didn’t ruled out a start in Saturday’s season-opening giant slalom if she feels “comfortable and confident.”


NBA D-LEAGUE: The league annouced three rule changes for the upcoming season.

The league will adopt the NBA goaltending rule instead of the international one, limit the coach’s challenge to one per team in the fourth quarter and each overtime, and allot four 2-minute timeouts and three 30-second timeouts during regulation.

A maximum of two 30-second timeouts, in addition to an advance, will be allowed in the final 2 minutes of regulation. Only the offensive team can call the second of consecutive timeouts, except for an injury or after an advance.


ERSTE BANK OPEN: Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic defeated former champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 at Vienna, dealing a blow to the Frenchman’s chances of qualifying for the ATP finals.

David Ferrer advanced by routing fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-1, 6-1.

STOCKHOLM OPEN: Top-seeded Tomas Berdych will face Grigor Dimitrov in a quarterfinal, a rematch of last year’s final.

Berdych beat unseeded German Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-4, while the fifth-seeded Dimitrov saw off Nicolas Almagro of Spain, 6-4, 6-4.

LUXEMBOURG OPEN: Laura Siegemund of Germany, a “lucky loser” in qualifying, defeated Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 7-6 (2), 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals.

KREMLIN CUP: Lucie Safarova grabbed the last spot in the WTA finals after Carla Suarez Navarro was beaten by Russia’s Daria Kasatkina 6-1, 6-2 in a quarterfinal. Navarro could have qualified by reaching the final in Moscow.

– From staff and news services