Sports Digest: Northeastern takes 5-0 victory over UMaine men’s hockey
Jordan Harris scored one goal and two assists on Friday night as Northeastern (4-3, 1-2 Hockey East) claimed a 5-0 win over Maine (0-4-1, 0-1) during a men’s hockey game at Matthews Arena In Boston.
Riley Hughes and Sam Colangelo each added a goal and an assist, and Jack Hughes and Matt Demelis also scored for Northeastern. Devon Levi made 32 saves.
Maine goaltender Matthew Thiessen stopped 37 shots.
WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Ally Johnson, Alyssa Wruble, Courtney Colarullo and Ali Beltz scored to lead Maine (3-7) to a 4-2 victory over Holy Cross (1-8) in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Loryn Porter stopped 32 shots for Maine.
• Jordan Colbert, Shannon Colbert and Shannon Douglas each scored a goal and an assist as the University of Southern Maine won their season opener, 4-1 over the University of New England in Biddeford.
Zoe Solomons also scored and Haley McKim stopped 24 shots for the Huskies.
Keely Kasputis scored and Delanie Corcoran made 19 saves for UNE.
SUN BELT CONFERENCE: Marshall moved to the Sun Belt Conference, becoming the ninth school to reveal plans to leave the waning American conference.
Earlier this week, the Sun Belt announced that C-USA Southern Mississippi and Old Dominion schools will join the conference by 2023. The additions will give the Sun Belt 13 football players.
The Sun Belt also pursues the power of FCS James Madison.
NCAA VIOLATIONS: South Florida was fined $ 10,000 and three years probation for NCAA violations committed by the women’s football and basketball programs.
ECHL: The Trois-Rivières Lions scored two goals in the third period to beat the Maine Mainers 2-0 at Cross Insurance Arena.
Oliver Archambault scored 2:19 in the third to break a scoreless tie. Alex D’aoust then scored 11 minutes later to make it 2-0.
Jon Gillies of South Portland stopped 18 shots for the Mariners.
PGA TOUR: Taylor Pendrith had five consecutive birdies on the turn and flirted with an under-60 round until he was content with two closing starts and a 10-under 61 at Port Royal in Southampton, Bermuda, giving him a one-shot lead over Patrick Rodgers entering the weekend at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.
Rodgers, who had to return to the final of the Korn Ferry Tour to collect his PGA Tour card, had the good end of the draw and took advantage of it. He followed a 68 in windy conditions with a 64, closing in on the eagle towards the end of his turn.
Vincent Whaley (67) was two strokes behind, followed by Danny Lee (67) and David Skinns, a 39-year-old recruit from England who was still 67.
NBA: Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams will be out for four to six months after injuring his left wrist Thursday night in a 104-103 home loss to the New York Knicks.
Williams, 20, needs surgery to repair torn ligaments.
Williams was selected by Chicago with the No.4 pick in last year’s draft. He averaged 9.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 71 games during his rookie season.
• Trae Young was fined $ 15,000 by the NBA for contacting a referee. The star goalie was penalized for his actions with 6:41 left in the second quarter of Atlanta’s 122-111 loss to Washington on Thursday.
OPEN TRANSYLVANIA: Seeded Simona Halep advanced to the semi-finals in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, but US Open champion Emma Raducanu lost to another teenage girl in less than an hour.
Third seed Raducanu lost 6-2, 6-1 to 19-year-old Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine after struggling with her serve throughout the game. Raducanu committed seven double faults and won less than half the points in her service matches as Kostyuk advanced to her third semi-final of the season.
Kostyuk will aim to reach her first career final when she takes on Halep, who beat fellow Romanian Jacqueline Cristian 6-1, 6-1.
No.2 seed Anett Kontaveit also advanced to the semi-finals, beating Ukraine’s Anhelina Kalinina 6-3, 6-1 for her 13th consecutive indoor victory, after titles in Ostrava and Moscow.
OPENING OF THE ERSTE BANK: Jannik Sinner extended his home hard court winning streak to 11 games and 22 sets by beating Casper Ruud 7-5, 6-1 in the quarter-finals in Vienna.
The seventh-seeded Italian will face American qualifier Frances Tiafoe for a place in Sunday’s final. In the other semi-final, Alexander Zverev faces Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz, who beat seventh-ranked Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5).
Football: Mount Ararat borders Spruce Mountain to reach eight-player grand southern final