PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Josh Wilkins scored the tie-breaking goal with 3:10 remaining and third-seeded Providence rallied for a 4-3 win over Maine in Game 1 of the Hockey East quarterfinals Friday night.

Maine (18-15-4) led 2-0 in the first period after two goals by Tim Doherty, and Veli-Matti Tiuraniemi gave the Black Bears a 3-2 lead at 12:43 of the second period. Providence tied it for a second time on a goal by Scott Conway late in the second.

Doherty opened the scoring 38 seconds into the game. Nolan Vesey stole a breakout pass and set up Doherty for a one-on-one with goalie Hayden Hawkey. Doherty faked Hawkey out of position and slipped the puck inside the post.

Vesey also assisted on Doherty’s second goal at 8:10.

Providence quickly pulled even, though, getting goals from Erik Foley and Bailey Conger 41 seconds apart.

Jeremy Swayman finished with 37 saves for Maine


Game 2 of the best-of-three series is at 7 p.m. Saturday.


BOWDOIN 66, SCRANTON 54: Kater Kerrigan scored 12 of her game-high 16 points in the second quarter as part of a 24-6 run, and the Polar Bears (27-2) beat the Royals (28-2) in the third round of the NCAA Division III tournament in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Bowdoin advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2007.

Kerrigan added 13 rebounds, and reserve Abby Kelly finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The Polar Bears trailed 16-14 after the first quarter, but led 38-24 lead at halftime.


Bowdoin faces NESCAC rival Tufts at 6 p.m. Saturday.


NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: University of Southern Maine wrestlers Peter Del Gallo and Austin Shorey were eliminated on the opening day of the NCAA Division III championships in Cleveland.

Del Gallo, a sophomore from Gardiner, earned a 15-7 win over Brennen Doebel of Wartburg in his first match in the 125 division, then lost 8-6 in overtime in the quarterfinals against Carlos Fuentez of Wheaton (Illinois). That sent Del Gallo to the consolation bracket, where he surrendered a takedown with 3 seconds left in a 6-5 loss to top-seed CJ Pestrano of Central.

Shorey, a former Noble High wrestler, was the first USM freshman to qualify for the NCAA championships, but he lost both of his matches – 7-2 against David Flynn of Augsburg, and 6-4 against Kevin Kelly of Loras.



DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIPS: Tufts senior Brittany Bowman of Camden won the 5,000 meters and Bowdoin took first place in the women’s distance medley relay at the NCAA Division III championships in Birmingham, Alabama.

Bowman set a school record with her time of 16 minutes, 31.32 seconds – 5 seconds ahead of defending champion Taryn Cordani of Ithaca. Bates senior Katherine Cook was third in 16:38.72.

Bowman, now a six-time All-American, is also scheduled to race in the 3,000 on Saturday.

In the distance medley relay, Bowdoin’s quartet of Caroline Shipley, Sara Roy, Claire Traum and Sarah Kelley posted a winning time of 11:37.18.

Yarmouth’s Emma Egan, a sophomore at Williams, earned All-America honors in the pentathlon with an eight-place finish.



ST. JOSEPH’S SPLITS WITH EMERSON: Ben Gravel hit an RBI double as part of a four-run first inning as the Monks (3-4) earned a 4-2 win over Emerson (3-6) in a doubleheader opener in Auburndale, Florida.

Joe Murphy started the scoring with an RBI single, driving in Jared Gagne.

Simon Gonzalez earned the win, allowing two runs, one hit and one walk in five innings.

Emerson won the second game, 6-2.


BATES WINS TWICE: Payton Buxton doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Mary Collette in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Bates (7-1) a 4-3 win over Northwestern (Minnesota) at Clermont, Florida.


Buxton and Tori Fitzgerald each hit an RBI single, and winning pitcher Kristen Pelletier struck out nine.

Later in the day, Caroline Bass had four hits and scored four runs, and the Bobcats got 10 runs in the sixth inning to invoke the mercy rule in a 15-1 victory over Wheelock.

Andrea Russo added three hits and three runs, and Buxton, Fitzgerald and Paige Ahlholm each drove in two runs.

ST. JOSEPH’S LOSES TWICE: Quinn Sobieszczanski hit a two-run homer to lead John Carroll (5-6) to a 5-1 win over St. Joseph’s at Kissimmee, Florida.

Libby Pomerleau and Melodie Bailey each had two hits for the Monks, who got their run in the first inning on a single by Kaylee Burns that drove home Meghan Elliott.

The Monks (2-8) also lost 14-4 to Ohio Northern (8-2), despite three hits apiece from Bailey, Madeline Wood, Kaylee Burns and Maizie Lee.



ST. JOSEPH’S 18, UMAINE-FARMINGTON 2: Elyse Caiazzo scored seven goals, including three in the opening 10:22, as the Monks (2-0) rolled past the Beavers (0-1) in Standish.

Madison Beaulieu and Kara Kelly each added three goals, and Kaya Kelly had two goals and three assists.

Keilly Lynch scored both goals for UMF.

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