UMaine falls to Quinnipiac in women’s hockey game

Maine scored four unanswered goals, including a pair in the third period by Morgan Sakundiak, but fell to host Quinnipiac 5-4 on Friday in a non-conference women’s hockey game.

The Bobcats (2-0) scored four goals in the first period and extended their lead to 5-0 in the second frame.

Catherine Tufts opened the scoring for Maine (1-2) late in the second period. Tereza Vanisova brought Maine within 5-2 early in the third period before Sakundiak tallied twice.

Mariah Fujimagari and Carly Jackson shared time in the Maine net, stopping 23 shots.

FIELD HOCKEY: Maine got first-half goals from Madison Cummings, Samantha Wagg and Danielle Aviani and held on to beat host UMass Lowell 4-3.

Sydney Veljacic scored what proved to be the winner goal in the second half.

Maine improves to 8-3 and 1-0 in America East while the River Hawks fall to 3-6, 0-1.

WOMEN’S RUGBY: Zoe Adams rumbled for five tries to lead the offense for University of New England (3-1), which dominated Castleton (0-5) 91-0 at Biddeford.

The Nor’easters build a 36-0 halftime lead on the on a pair of Kaitlin Drumheller tries, Kassidy Town added six conversions for UNE.

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Emily Berzolla goal in the 54th minute gave host MIT (8-3-0) a 1-0 win over Bowdoin (6-2-0).

CIAA: The Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association said it will move eight of its 10 conference championships set for North Carolina – but not its two basketball tournaments – because of a state law that restricts the rights of LGBT people.

NCAA: North Carolina is scheduled to appear before an NCAA infractions committee panel Oct. 28 in the case tied to its academic scandal.


INTERNATIONAL SKI FEDERATION: After two seasons away from the World Cup, alpine ski great Bode Miller, who turns 39 on Oct. 12, is poised for a comeback.


WUHAN OPEN: Former champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic overpowered fourth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the final.

SHENZHEN OPEN: Defending champion Tomas Berdych defeated Czech countryman Jiri Vesely 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.


WNBA: Minnesota’s Cheryl Reeve is the WNBA coach of the year and Lynx center Sylvia Fowles is the league’s defensive player of the year.


WADA: The World Anti-Doping Agency has released its 2017 list of prohibited substances for athletes, adding a drug used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and eating disorders to its catalog of banned stimulants.

The substance, known chemically as lisdexamfetamine, is part of a family of drugs that stimulate the central nervous system.


LPGA: Mi Jung Hur eagled two of the last three holes for a 10-under 63 and a share of the second-round lead with Brooke Henderson in the Reignwood Classic in Beijing.


NHL: Ryan Spooner scored 34 seconds into overtime, and Anton Khudobin made 34 saves in the Boston Bruins’ 2-1 victory over the host Detroit Red Wings.