Posts Tagged ‘Black Bears’


Positive attitudes buoy UMaine swimmers

By Robby MacDonald on Oct. 28, 2010, at 5:49 p.m.
“We have positive attitudes. We like to have fun and they are training hard,” University of Maine swim coach Susan Lizotte said. The Black Bears travel to Rhode Island for a Friday dual meet against Bryant University and then race Saturday at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston. Friday’s …

Five UMaine women’s soccer players honored

BDN staff reports on Oct. 27, 2010, at 9:32 p.m.
Senior midfielder Kelsey Wilson of Gorham was named to the All-America East second team by the league’s coaches on Wednesday and she will lead the Black Bears into their America East quarterfinal at Hartford tonight at 6. Maine is 7-8 overall and earned the sixth seed with a 3-5 league …

Bears prevailed despite sluggish offense, ailing defense

By Pete Warner on Oct. 23, 2010, at 12:07 p.m.
KINGSTON, R.I. — A different result might have crushed the spirit of the struggling University of Maine football team. Instead, the Black Bears made a critical play with their backs against the goal line and a game on the line Saturday afternoon. Rhode Island quarterback Steve Probst was stopped on …

Stony Brook edges UMaine women; Black Bears in tourney contention

on Oct. 21, 2010, at 10:34 p.m.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Dominique Adamo scored her second goal of the game at the 43-minute mark Thursday night, giving Stony Brook the eventual game-winner in a 2-1 America East women’s soccer victory over the University of Maine. Adamo had given the Seawolves (5-9-2, 4-2-1 AE) a 1-0 lead five …

UMaine men’s hockey capsule vs. North Dakota

on Oct. 21, 2010, at 7:42 p.m.
N0. 11 MAINE vs. NO. 2 NORTH DAKOTA Time, site: Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono Records: Maine 1-1-2, North Dakota 3-0-1 Series, last meeting: UND leads 11-6-1, Maine 3-1 on 10/21/06 Key players: Maine — LW Spencer Abbott (4 goals, 3 assists), C Robby Dee (3 …

UMaine hockey hosts No. 2 North Dakota for two-game series

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 21, 2010, at 7 p.m.
ORONO — Robby Dee recalls attending games between the University of Minnesota and archrival North Dakota when he was a teenager growing up in Plymouth, Minn. “I’ve seen them play so many times,” said Dee, the University of Maine’s senior center. “Back then, 10 years ago, North Dakota and Minnesota …
Gerald McLemore (left) of the University of Maine men's basketball team sits down for an interview with WABI-TV sports director Tim Throckmorton, while Black Bears women's coach Cindy Blodgett (second left, behind)) chats with reporter Melissa Kim of WLBZ-TV during Wednesday's UMaine basketball media day at the Memorial Gym in Orono.

UMaine basketball: Men’s expectations high; women seek improvement

By Pete Warner on Oct. 20, 2010, at 9:19 p.m.
ORONO — Expectations and excitement filled the air Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium. Members of the University of Maine men’s basketball team discussed being picked to finish third in America East this season. And while the men hope to live up to high expectations this season, the Black Bears women …

Breton goal lifts Maine by Hartford

BDN staff reports on Oct. 17, 2010, at 9:17 p.m.
ORONO — Hannah Breton’s first-half goal lifted the Maine Black Bears to a 1-0 women’s soccer victory over the Hartford Hawks Sunday. Breton controlled a rebounded shot off the goalie and drained the ball into an empty net as the Bears went on to improve to 7-6 overall and 3-3 …
Villanova running back Angelo Babbaro (22) races out of the hands of Maine linebacker Donte Dennis (10) and down the sideline for a  touchdown in the second half of their NCAA college football game in Orono, Maine, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Michael C. York)

Villanova’s versatility plagued Maine; URI next for Bears

By Pete Warner on Oct. 16, 2010, at 2:54 p.m.
ORONO — Villanova University may not possess quite the level of talent and cohesiveness that carried it all the way to the Football Championship Subdivision national title last season, but it remains a formidable challenger this season in the Colonial Athletic Association. Saturday afternoon, the sixth-ranked Wildcats demonstrated the benefits …

Spartans topple Black Bears

BDN staff reports on Oct. 16, 2010, at 12:43 a.m.
EAST LANSING — University of Maine coach Tim Whitehead had hoped that his team would benefit from a couple of needed lessons entering its men’s hockey series finale against Michigan State on Friday night. First, Whitehead had hoped that the No. 8 Black Bears (1-1-2) would display more urgency after …

House, Dimmen CLASS Award finalists

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 15, 2010, at 8:18 p.m.
University of Maine senior center and captain Tanner House and senior defenseman and assistant captain Jeff Dimmen are two of 20 men’s hockey finalists for the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be Division I …

UMaine men 3rd, women 8th in AE hoop polls

By Pete Warner on Oct. 14, 2010, at 10:30 p.m.
College basketball coaches, as a rule, try not to put a lot of stock in preseason polls. That said, there is no denying a team’s place in the voting hierarchy is a reflection of what a program has done lately. Coach Ted Woodward’s University of Maine men were selected to …

UMaine athletics to announce $5.5M donation from Alfond Foundation

By Pete Warner on Oct. 14, 2010, at 9:06 p.m.
The University of Maine is expected Friday morning to announce a major gift to support the Memorial Gymnasium and Alfond Arena restoration projects. The gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation reportedly will total $5.5 million — $3.5 million for improvements to the hockey facility and $2 million toward the gymnasium …
Ryan Hegarty returns to the lineup Thursday night as the University of Maine men's hockey team opens a two-game series at Michigan State.

UMaine hockey to battle Michigan State

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 13, 2010, at 9:25 p.m.
University of Maine junior defenseman Ryan Hegarty spent two years in Michigan playing for the United States National Team Development Program’s Under-18 and U-17 squads. He was in Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan. Hegarty will return to the Maine lineup and to Michigan this weekend after missing …

Chemistry lacking for UMaine football team

By Pete Warner on Oct. 12, 2010, at 9:37 p.m.
It has been a thoroughly unsatisfying season thus far for the University of Maine football team — and its fans. The Black Bears have passed the halfway point of their schedule and head into their final five games with a 2-4 record, including a 1-2 mark in Colonial Athletic Association …

UMaine’s Ott sets saves record

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 12, 2010, at 8:36 p.m.
University of Maine women’s ice hockey goalie Brittany Ott said she didn’t have much trouble falling asleep after Saturday night’s school record-setting 69-save performance in a 5-2 loss to Mercyhurst College (Pa.), the nation’s third-ranked team. “I passed right out,” grinned Ott after making 45 more saves in Sunday’s 6-1 …
University of Maine defensive linemen Kevin Phanor (right) and Ryan Nani loosen up prior to Saturday's CAA football game against Delaware in Newark, Del.

Mistakes stall Bears in loss to Blue Hens

By Pete Warner on Oct. 09, 2010, at 11:12 a.m.
NEWARK, Del. — Looking back at the first half of the 2010 season, the University of Maine football team agonized over allowing potentially winnable games to slip away. Saturday afternoon, the Black Bears’ propensity for inopportune mistakes prevented them from making a run at the No. 2-ranked team in the …

Bears blank UMBC

BDN staff reports on Oct. 07, 2010, at 9:48 p.m.
ORONO — Courtney Harnais scored off a Nikki Misener assist just 31 seconds into the game as the University of Maine held on to beat UMBC 1-0 in an America East Conference women’s soccer game Thursday. Meagan Price-Leibenzeder saved three of seven shots for the 6-4 Black Bears. Lauren Kadet …

Maine college schedule

BDN staff reports on Oct. 07, 2010, at 9:30 p.m.
2010-11 BLACK BEARS SCHEDULE OCTOBER 8: UMass Lowell, 7 p.m. 9: Connecticut, 7 p.m. 14: at Michigan State, 7 p.m. 15: at Michigan State, 7:30 p.m. 22: North Dakota, 7:30 p.m. 23: North Dakota, 7 p.m. 30: at Vermont, 7 p.m. NOVEMBER 6: at Boston Univ., 7 p.m. 12: Northeastern, …

UMaine football team took advantage of extra chances

By Pete Warner on Oct. 02, 2010, at 6:07 p.m.
ORONO — It was a night marked by second — and sometimes third — chances. In the end, the University of Maine took advantage. Brian Harvey kicked a 37-yard field goal in overtime Saturday night, lifting the Black Bears to an improbable 16-13 Colonial Athletic Association football victory over 14th-ranked …
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