College roundup

Posted Sept. 22, 2010, at 10:17 p.m.

PRESQUE ISLE — David Girouard saved five of six shots to earn the shutout and lead the University of Maine-Fort Kent to 4-0 men’s soccer victory over the University of Maine-Presque Isle Wednesday.

Andre Anderson scored twice for the undefeated 7-0 Bengals. Keith Williams II tallied a goal and an assist. Jermaine West scored a goal and Oniqueky Samuels recorded an assist.

Joshua MacKinnon made five saves off 10 shots for the 3-2 Owls.

UM-Farmington 2, St. Joseph’s 2 (2OT)

At Farmington, Paul Robbins scored on a penalty kick late in the second half as St. Joseph’s of Standish rallied to tie the Beavers.

Jack LaFreniere added a second-half goal for the 4-4-1 Monks. Nick Campasano had 10 saves on 23 shots.

Dillon Clark and Jordan Hale scored the goals for the 1-2-2 Beavers. Tennessee Peters saved 13 of 20 shots.

Women’s soccer

UM-Fort Kent 5, UM-Presque Isle 0

At Presque Isle, Marie-Pier Daze scored two goals as the University of Maine at Fort Kent shut out the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Theresa Biggs, Whitney Sinclair and Donike Ferriera also scored for the 6-2 Bengals. Callie Rigsby assisted Ferriera’s goal. Liz Morneault saved all three shots.

Taylor Ussery made eight saves off 15 shots.

Field hockey

UM-Farmington 2, Thomas 1

At Waterville, Emma Deans scored one goal and assisted on another by Hattie Laliberte to lead the University of Maine-Farmington Beavers past Thomas College.

Sarah Brown saved two of three shots for 4-1 UM-Farmington.

Ally Kennedy scored a second-half goal for 2-5 Thomas, with Ali Kriegel assisting. Megan Denby stopped 12 of 14 shots.

Football

South Carolina adjusting

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier and the 12th-ranked Gamecocks continue to prepare for Auburn and try to put the tragic death of former receiver Kenny McKinley behind them.

Spurrier said his players had a more spirited session practice Wednesday, two days after learned that the school’s all-time leader in catches and yards receiving was found dead near Denver. Authorities think McKinley killed himself Monday with a gunshot wound to the head.

“Yesterday was tough for us,” said tight end Patrick DiMarco, a senior captain. “We all loved Kenny and we’re going to miss him a lot. But we’re going to have go out there and play this game for him.”

The Gamecocks (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) hit the road for the first time this season to face No. 17 Auburn (3-0, 1-0) on Saturday night.

Spurrier said the players would wear a decal of McKinley’s No. 11 on their helmets. The coach also said that those players who were close with McKinley would be allowed to attend his funeral in Austell, Ga., on Monday.

After Auburn, the Gamecocks are idle Oct. 2.

McKinley was among Spurrier’s first South Carolina recruits and was one of the coach’s all-time favorite players. McKinley played from 2005-08 and became the school’s career leader with 207 receptions and 2,781 yards receiving. He also set a school record with at least one catch in 43 straight games.

Word of McKinley’s death first spread among South Carolina’s players and coaches at the end of Monday’s practice. Spurrier was teary-eyed then as he spoke with great affection about McKinley’s loss. DiMarco said that was also the general mood of the club during Tuesday’s session as the Gamecocks struggled to understand what happened.

Starting right guard Terrance Campbell, one of McKinley’s closest friends on the team, missed Tuesday’s practice to grieve but was back on Wednesday.

“He seemed to be OK today,” Spurrier said of Campbell. “Like I told, ‘We all got to move on. What’s happened is history.’ It’s time for us to move on and try and beat Auburn. That’s what we got to do now.”

Still, McKinley was on the minds of several Gamecocks. Sophomore receiver Alshon Jeffery recalls going out with Campbell and McKinley and enjoying the former star’s sense of humor.

Receivers coach Steve Spurrier Jr. said McKinley will always have a place in his heart.

“I loved him. He was a great player and a great person,” Spurrier Jr. said.

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