LOWELL — Freshman Kyle Williams redirected a Mike Cornell shot into the net at 11:10 of the third period to lift the University of Maine hockey team to a 4-3 win over UMass-Lowell in a Hockey East game Saturday night.

Rookie Devin Shore also scored his first career goal for Maine, which improves to 2-9-0 overall, 1-5-0 in Hockey East. Connor Leen scored a short-handed goal in the first period to tie the game for Maine and Nick Pryor gave the Black Bears a 2-1 lead later in the period.

Derek Arnold gave UMass-Lowell (2-4-1 overall, 1-3-1 in the conference) a 1-0 lead. Riley Wetmore and Joseph Pendenza scored in the third period to tie it.

Martin Ouellette had 27 saves for Maine, while Doug Carr had 18 saves for UMass-Lowell.

Women’s basketball

Wofford 79, Maine 76: Brittany Wells hit a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but the Black Bears lost in Raleigh, N.C.

Maine (0-2) rallied from 10 point late in the second half to force the overtime. Wofford (1-1) hit three straight foul shots in the overtime to seal the win.

Ashleigh Roberts scored 29 points and Wells finished with 12 points, on four 3-pointers for Maine. Liz Wood chipped in 11.

Men’s basketball

Dartmouth 67, Maine 54: Mike Allison had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds, but the Black Bears lost their season opener in Hanover, N.H.

Justin Edwards had 12 points, four rebounds and three steals for Maine, while Xavier Pollard had 10 points, four rebounds and four steals.

Gabas Maldunas had 25 points and nine rebounds for Dartmouth (1-0).

Cross country

University of Maine at Farmington senior Salena Sykes (Island Pond, Vt./North Country Union) finished 234th at the NCAA Division III New England Regional championships at Westfield State College.

Sykes was the Beavers’ top finisher, completing the 6,000-meter course in 26 minuetes, 12.49 seconds.

Hall-Dale graduate Cadyn Wilson finished in 26:30.32.

Colby’s Berol Dewdney earned All-New England honors for a third straight year after finishing in 11th place. She finished in 22:01.96. She helped the Mules finish 12th in a field of 51 scoring teams.

On the men’s side, Erskine Academy graduate Jackson Fortin was the top UMF men’s finisher. He finished n 29:05.59 in the eight-kilometer race.

Waterville native Jamie Williams finished in 31:46.52 while Kevin Lind, of Augusta, checked in at 32:41.78.

Senior captain Brian Desmond led Colby by taking 55th place in 26:5.44 over the 8-kilometer course. Charlie Coffman was right behind in 26:06.84 while Jeff Hale, of Waterville, was 71st in 26:26.98.

Erskine graduate and Bowdoin junior Sam Seekins finished second overall, less than a tenth of a second behind teammate Coby Horowitz as the Polar Bears took second behind Middlebury. Hall-Dale graduate and Williams senior Wade Davis finished 14th.

For the USM men, Cony graduate Briar Beede finished 111th with a time of 27:15.32 and Monmouth graduate Kevin Desmond was 167th with a time of 28:08.29.

For the USM women, Cony graduate Morgan Beede finished 134th with a time of 24:21.81.


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