UMaine women’s soccer falls to UNH in playoffs

Lilly Radack scored her first goal of the season in the 16th minute, and fourth-seeded University of New Hampshire held on for a 1-0 women’s soccer victory over fifth-seeded Maine on Thursday in an America East quarterfinal at Durham, New Hampshire.

Samantha Cobotic stopped five shots for the Black Bears (7-9). Mimi Borkan needed to make just one save for the Wildcats (7-8-3), who advanced to a Sunday semifinal against top-seeded Albany.

FOOTBALL: Jerod Evans shook off a right ankle injury to throw for a career-high 406 yards and two touchdowns, and lead No. 25 Virginia Tech to a 39-36 win at Pittsburgh.

Joey Slye tied the school and Atlantic Coast Conference records by making six field goals to help the Hokies (6-2, 4-1) beat the Panthers (5-3, 2-2) on the road for the first time in 17 years.


WTA FINALS: Angelique Kerber helped Dominika Cibulkova reach the semifinals at Singapore by beating Madison Keys 6-3, 6-3 to finish 3-0 in the round-robin and eliminate her American opponent.

Cibulkova beat Simona Halep 6-3, 7-6 (5) earlier in the day, giving her a 1-2 record.

The top-ranked Kerber will be playing in the semifinals of the season-ending tournament for the first time.

ERSTE BANK OPEN: Top-seeded Andy Murray overcame a slow start against Gilles Simon of France before winning 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 at Vienna to reach his 13th quarterfinal of the season.

SWISS INDOORS: Two-time champion Juan Martin del Potro and top-seeded Stan Wawrinka advanced to the quarterfinals at Basel.

Del Potro beat fifth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium 7-5, 6-3, while Wawrinka had 16 aces as he beat American player Donald Young, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-4.


WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: Rikard Karlberg made his WGC debut with an 8-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler in the HSBC Champions at Shanghai.

The Swede was 9 under through 16 holes on a soggy course before scrambling for par on the 17th and then taking his lone bogey on the par-5 18th when he drove into a fairway bunker.

Defending champion Russell Knox, Daniel Berger and Hideki Matsuyama were at 66.

LPGA: Amy Yang took the first-round lead, and Michelle Wie had her best score in over a year at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.

Yang shot an 8-under 63 in hot and humid conditions for a two-stroke lead over American Marina Alex.

Wie opened with a 66, breaking 70 for the fourth time in 68 rounds this year.

Top-ranked Lydia Ko birdied the par-5 18th for a 71 in her first action since firing her caddie.

PGA: Kevin Streelman shot a 9-under 63 in nearly ideal conditions to take a two-stroke, first-round lead in the Sanderson Farms Championship at Jackson, Mississippi.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Money leader Bernhard Langer has a left knee injury that could force him to withdraw from the PowerShares QQQ Championship, the inaugural Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs event.


MLS: Matteo Mancosu scored twice and the Montreal Impact beat D.C. United 4-2 in a knockout match at Washington to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Laurent Ciman scored early, and Ignacio Piatti made it 4-0 for the Impact in the 83rd minute.

Lamar Neagle and Taylor Kemp scored for fourth-seeded United, both after the 89th minute.