St. Joseph’s, UNE to meet in field hockey playoffs

The University of New England will host St. Joseph’s College in the first round of the NCAA Division III field hockey tournament Wednesday in Biddeford.

The game time is still to be determined.

UNE (17-4), the Commonwealth Coast Conference champion, is in the NCAA tournament for the fourth straight year. St. Joseph’s (15-5) will make its second straight appearance after winning the Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship.

The UNE-St. Joseph’s winner will play Saturday at Middlebury.

Maine’s other NCAA qualifier, Husson, visits Babson on Wednesday.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Brooke Stacey scored twice, and Vendula Pribylova, Catherine Tufts, Tereza Vanisova, Cailey Hutchison and Maggie Blear added a goal apiece as Maine (6-5) rolled to a 7-2 win over Dartmouth (2-4) in Hanover, New Hampshire.


MLS: Toronto FC lost 1-0 to the New York Red Bulls in an abrasive game but still advanced to the Eastern Conference finals on away goals after the two-leg series ended tied 2-2 on goals aggregate.

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his 100th career goal for the Red Bulls when a long-range shot deflected in off him in the 53rd minute.

n The Columbus Crew advanced to the Eastern Conference finals, beating New York City FC 4-3 in the two-leg series despite falling 2-0 in the second game, in New York.

The Crew will host Toronto FC in Game 1 of the conference finals Nov. 21.

NYC’s David Villa opened the scoring in the 16th minute on a penalty kick as Zack Steffen dove the wrong way. It came after Josh Williams tripped Rodney Wallace in a non-threatening position at the corner of the 18-yard box.

Andraz Struna made it 2-0 in the 53rd on a deflected shot off the head of Crew defender Jonathan Mensah.

n Dylan Remick and Mauro Manotas scored to send the Houston Dynamo through to the Western Conference finals after a 2-1 victory over the Portland Timbers in the second leg of their semifinal in Portland, Oregon.

The teams played to a scoreless draw in the first leg in Houston on Monday. The Dynamo advanced to face the Seattle Sounders.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: League leader Manchester City kept up its prolific and undefeated start to the season by beating Arsenal 3-1 for a club record-extending 15th straight win in all competitions.

Kevin De Bruyne lashed in a 19th-minute opener for City, before second-half goals by Sergio Aguero – from the penalty spot – and substitute Gabriel Jesus took the team’s tally to 38 in 11 league games.

n Alvaro Morata ended a six-game goal drought with a second-half header, giving Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on a miserable return to Stamford Bridge for Jose Mourinho.


PARIS MASTERS: After being one game away from going home early in the tournament, Jack Sock won the Paris Masters to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals in London.

Sock beat Filip Krajinovic 5-7, 6-4, 6-1. It is easily the biggest trophy so far in the 25-year-old American’s career.

WTA ELITE TROPHY: Julia Goerges defeated CoCo Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-1 in the final in Zhuhai, China. Goerges fell behind 5-2 in the first set before rallying to win 10 of the next 11 games as she cruised to her second straight WTA title.

– Staff and news service report