Maine women’s soccer beats Central Connecticut

Theresa Gosch scored her first career goal on a feed from Mikayla Morin in the 60th minute to give Maine the lead for good, and the Black Bears defeated Central Connecticut State 2-1 at New Britain, Connecticut.

The Black Bears jumped out to a quick lead as Vivien Beil scored unassisted 2:52 into the first half, but Laura Casanovas Diaz scored the equalizer for the Blue Devils, on an assist from Emily Hogan from six yards out in the 13th minute.

Annalena Kriebisch stopped four shots for Maine (2-1), while Nicki Turley had a pair of saves for Central Connecticut State (0-2).



EASTERN LEAGUE: The Portland Sea Dogs’ game against the Binghamton Mets was canceled because of rain. The two teams do not meet again this season, so the game will not be rescheduled.

Portland opens a series at home against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at 7 p.m. Monday.


INDYCAR: The race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania was postponed until Monday because of rain.

The race was supposed to begin at 3:09 p.m. Sunday, but a steady midafternoon rain drenched the 2.5-mile track. IndyCar officials announced that the race would go off at 12:09 p.m. Monday.

OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY: TJ Brackett of Buckfield won the 50-lap Super Late Model feature on Saturday night.


Brackett earned his second win of the season. His father, Tim, is the only other driver to win twice in the series this season. He finished third behind Shawn Knight of South Paris.

Matt Williams of Brownfield won the Street Stock feature, Jamie Heath of Waterford won the Bandits feature, and David Smith of South Paris won the Figure 8 race.


WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN: The world’s second-ranked player, Angelique Kerber, wasted a chance to end Serena Williams’ long run at the top. She fell behind at the outset, repeatedly missed routine shots and fell to Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-1 in the championship match in Mason, Ohio.

Because of Kerber’s loss, Williams will be ranked No. 1 for the 184th consecutive week, two shy of Steffi Graf’s WTA record.

On the men’s side, Andy Murray also ran out of steam in the title match. He fell to Marin Cilic 6-4, 7-5, ending his career-best winning streak at 22 matches.



MLS: Marcelo Sarvas and Patrick Mullins scored three minutes apart in the second half and D.C. United rallied for a 2-2 draw with the New York City Red Bulls in Washington in a game delayed 75 minutes because of lightning.

Sarvas scored on a penalty kick in the 70th minute and Mullins put in a header off a corner kick in the 73rd as D.C. United (6-8-10) moved ahead of Orlando City on the red line in the Eastern Conference. Both teams have 28 points, but D.C. holds the tiebreaker for the sixth spot.

SPANISH LEAGUE: A referee briefly stopped a match in Madrid between Sporting Gijon and visiting Athletic Bilbao because of racist chants aimed at Bilbao player Inaki Williams.

Referee Clos Gomez wrote in his match report that he suspended play for a minute in the first half when he heard racist chants imitating what he said were “monkey calls” from one section of El Molinon Stadium directed at Williams.

– Staff and news service report

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