The University of Maine men’s basketball team has scheduled a home game at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland for the first time in 11 years.

The Black Bears will host Quinnipiac at Cross Insurance Arena on Dec. 18 at 1 p.m.

Maine played a home game at the Portland Expo each of the past two seasons. The Maine Red Claws have a game scheduled that day at the Expo at 5 p.m. against Erie.

The last time the Black Bears played at CIA – then known as the Cumberland County Civic Center – was on Dec. 13, 2005 against Dartmouth.

Maine opens its regular season at Virginia Tech on Nov. 11.

Tickets for the game in Portland will be available through



UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 0, WENTWORTH 0: The Nor’easters (9-5-2, 5-2-2) and the Leopards (12-3-3, 7-0-2) played to a double-overtime draw in a Commonwealth Coast Conference matchup in Biddeford.

Nor’easters goalie Brielle Robinson recorded 17 saves. Micaela Robinson stopped five shots for the Leopards.

SOUTHERN MAINE 3, PINE MANOR 0: Hana McNally, Analies Ross Dyjak and Alexa Cicolini each scored to lead the Huskies (6-11) over the Gators (5-7) in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Huskies goalie Taylor Canastra recorded three saves in the shutout.

TUFTS 1, BOWDOIN 0: Jess Capone scored on a pass from Jenna Troccoli in the 73rd minute to life the Jumbos (7-5-3, 5-4-1) over the Polar Bears (9-5-1, 5-4-1) in a NESCAC matchup in Brunswick.


Tufts goalie Emily Bowers recorded two saves. Rachel Stout stopped six shots for Bowdoin.

BATES 2, COLBY 1: Hannah Graves scored in double overtime to lead the Bobcats (5-9-1, 1-8-1) over the White Mules (6-9, 1-9) for their first NESCAC victory of the season in Waterville.

Colby goalie Samantha Rizzo recorded five saves. Sarah McCarthy stopped seven shots for the Bobcats.


SALEM STATE 3, SOUTHERN MAINE 0: Nathan Russell finished a cross from Ryan Smith six minutes into the second half to spark Salem State (4-8-3) to a win over the Huskies (1-12-3) during a nonconference match in Gorham.

Goalkeeper Gus Savage made four saves to earn the shutout for the Vikings. USM’s Simon Hulbert had four saves.


BOWDOIN 2, TUFTS 1: Ely Spencer scored twice as the Polar Bears (8-3-4, 4-3-3) ended Tufts’ nine-game unbeaten streak with a NESCAC victory in Brunswick.

Spencer opened the scoring 1:08 before the half and gave Bowdoin a cushion with five minutes left in the match.

Noah Safian stopped 10 shots for Bowdoin.

WENTWORTH 2, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 0: Noah Martins scored in the 85th minute to lift the Leopards (11-3-4, 7-1-1) over the Nor’easters (3-11-4, 1-7-1) in a Commonwealth Coast Conference matchup in Biddeford.


BABSON 2, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 1: Ashley Tango hammered a shot from the top of the circle into the left side of the cage 2:31 into the second overtime to lift Babson (16-2) over the Nor’easters (15-3) in Biddeford.

Kelsi McDougle’s penalty corner set up the winning stroke.

Vonde Saunders’ goal from Nicole Matarozzo three minutes into the game pushed UNE into an early lead. However, Julie Mortimer countered with a penalty stroke 7:18 into the second half to tie the match.

Deirdre Barry finished with two saves for the Beavers, and Holly Smith 12 for UNE.

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