Liz Wood, the second-leading scorer on the Maine women’s basketball team last season, had arthroscopic surgery on her left knee Monday and will miss 3-6 weeks, the university announced Tuesday.

Wood averaged 13.8 points and a team-high 7.7 rebounds per game last season as the Black Bears finished 23-9.

The senior forward was on crutches Tuesday and won’t be able to participate when practices begin Monday.

The regular season begins Nov. 13 at Harvard and Maine hopes she will be able to play by then.


WELLESLEY 3, ST. JOSEPH’S 1: Anissa Sridhar had a goal and an assist for the Blue, who built a 3-0 halftime lead and held off the Monks in the second half at Wellesley, Massachusetts.

The Monks (6-2) cut the deficit to 3-1 on a goal by Michalia Parent with 21:42 left in the game.

Megan Baker finished with nine saves for the Monks, who were outshot 17-9 by the Blue (8-0).

Wellesley also got one goal each from Rachel Hwang and Hannah Flesch.


BOWDOIN 3, UNE 0: Julia Patterson scored two goals as the Polar Bears (4-2) blanked the Nor’easters (6-3) at Biddeford.

Patterson put the Polar Bears ahead for good in the 42nd minute, after picking up a through pass from Sarah Wallace. Kiersten Turner added a goal in the 79th minute off a feed from Jamie Hofstetter. Patterson scored the game’s final goal in the 84th minute, scoring with a header off a cross from Maggie Godley.

Keeper Bridget McCarthy completed the shutout with six saves. Brielle Robinson turned away 13 for the Nor’easters.

DARTMOUTH 3, MAINE 0: The Black Bears were shut out by the Big Green at Thornton Academy in Saco.

The Black Bears fall to 5-4-1, while Dartmouth improves to 7-1-2.

Dartmouth controlled play for most of the match, outshooting Maine, 18-7. Maine keeper Claudia Dube-Trempe finished with eight saves, while Dartmouth’s Casey Cousineau earned the shutout with five saves.

After a scoreless first half, Dartmouth gained an edge eight minutes into the second.

Melanie Vangel scored the first goal with a shot just under the crossbar.

The Big Green took a 2-0 lead on an own goal by the Black Bears and Jessica Lukas provided the final goal in the 84th minute, sneaking the ball past Dube-Trempe as she came out to block the shot.

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