UMaine beats Quinnipiac for first field hockey win

Samantha Wagg and Libby Riedl each had a goal and an assist, and the University of Maine blew past Quinnipiac for a 3-1 field hockey victory Sunday in Orono.

Wagg scored off Emily Hindle’s corner 15 minutes in.

Ella Mosky, with assists from Wagg and Riedl, doubled the lead for the Black Bears (1-1) 10 minutes into the second half before Valerie Perkins broke through for the Bobcats (0-2). Riedl scored Maine’s final goal off a pass from Brianna Ricker.

Livy Golini of York kept the game close for Quinnipiac, making 13 saves to partially offset Maine’s 30-3 shot advantage. Emma Cochrane had two saves for Maine.

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Carly Wilhelm scored a pair of first-half goals to lead Northeastern (3-1) to a 3-0 win over Maine (0-2-1) at Orono.

Kayla Cappuzzo added a second-half goal when her centering pass was deflected in by a Maine defender.

Nathalie Nietch made three saves for Northeastern (3-1). Annalena Kriebisch stopped six shots for the Black Bears (0-2-1).


MAJOR LEAGUES: The Detroit Tigers placed designated hitter Victor Martinez on the 10-day disabled list because of an irregular heartbeat, his second trip to the DL this season for the condition.

Manager Brad Ausmus said Martinez experienced a racing heart after his last at-bat Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. Ausmus said Martinez spent the night in a hospital and his heartbeat was regulated. Martinez was expected to be released and travel by car to Detroit.


XFINITY SERIES: Jeremy Clements battled Matt Tifft down the stretch at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, before pulling away to the finish line after the two leaders spun out near the end of the second-to-last lap, earning his first career victory.

Clements caught up with Tifft on the 44th lap, with their cars spinning into the dirt on last turn of the 14-turn road course. Clements recovered first and sped away to win for the first time in 256 Xfinity races.

Michael Annett passed Tifft to take second, 5.8 seconds behind Clements. Tifft settled for third. Series leader Elliott Sadler finished 14th.

FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton celebrated his record-equaling 68th pole position with a victory at the Belgian Grand Prix, trimming championship leader Sebastian Vettel’s lead to seven points.

Hamilton won his fifth race of the season and 58th overall after equaling Michael Schumacher’s pole record.

Vettel finished second, about 2 seconds behind.


NHL: The New Jersey Devils landed college hockey’s top player, agreeing to a two-year, $1.85 million deal with defenseman Will Butcher.

The University of Denver star became a free agent by turning down his chance to sign with Colorado before a deadline passed on Aug. 15. The Avalanche selected Butcher in the fifth round of the 2013 draft.


WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: Teen phenom Christian Pulisic is coming back from the Bundesliga to lead the U.S. in the next round of qualifying matches. The U.S. plays Costa Rica on Friday in New Jersey.


NBA: New Orleans Pelicans forward Solomon Hill had surgery to repair a left hamstring tear and could need six to eight months to heal.

– Staff and news service report