SCARBOROUGH — Whitney Sinclair had a hat trick and three assists in leading top-seeded University of Maine at Fort Kent to a 7-0 victory over No. 4 State University of New York-Canton in the semifinals of the Sunrise Conference women’s soccer championship Friday.
Victoria Dubois-Iredale had a goal and two assists for the 18-2 Bengals. Donique Ferriera and Theresa Biggs both had a goal and an assist. Jenn Colpitts also scored. Liz Morneault saved three of four shots.
Holli-Jo Cota and Aubrey Parrish combined to save 14 of 37 shots for 6-10 SUNY Canton.
UM-Fort Kent 9, SUNY Canton 1
At Scarborough, Amine El Moumen scored five goals and assisted another goal as top-seeded University of Maine at Fort Kent beat No. 4 State University of New York-Canton in the semifinals of the Sunrise Conference Championship.
Luka Odak had a goal and an assist for the 20-0 Bengals. Henly Comrie, Walford Stewart and Pierre-Luc Couturier also scored. David Girouard saved four of 10 shots.
Chris Cumella scored a second-half goal for the 7-10 Roos. Homero Flores saved 10 of 29 shots.
Maine 2, Northeastern 2
At Orono, the University of Maine scored two goals in a span of 16 seconds to tie it midway through the third period as the Black Bears and Northeastern University skated to a tie in overtime.
Missy Denk scored 11:08 into the third and Danielle Ward scored 16 seconds later to tie it at 2-2. Myriam Croussette, Jennie Gallo and Dawn Sullivan had assists. Brittany Ott saved 29 of 31 shots for the 4-6-2 Black Bears.
Claire Santostefano scored off a Siena Falino assist in the first period for 7-2-4 Northeastern. Casey Pickett scored a power-play goal 1:12 into the third. Kristi Kehoe and Stephanie Gabronsky tallied the assists. Florence Schelling saved 24 of 26 shots.
Auburn mum on Newton
AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn officials aren’t talking about embattled quarterback Cam Newton’s status for the second-ranked Tigers’ game Saturday with Georgia.
Athletic department spokesman Kirk Sampson said Friday the school had “no comment” when asked about Newton’s status. Coach Gene Chizik had said Wednesday the Heisman Trophy front-runner “will be playing Saturday,” but hasn’t spoken publicly on the issue since.
Newton boarded the team bus Friday evening to head to the hotel in Montgomery, where the Tigers stay the night before home games. Dozens of fans attended the send-off, with one group holding up signs spelling out, “Lean on us Cam (nbr)2.”
Newton and his father, Cecil, have both said they did nothing wrong during the player’s recruitment. Two former Mississippi State players — Kenny Rogers and Bill Bell — say Cecil Newton sought money during that school’s recruitment of Newton.
NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said in an e-mail Friday to The Associated Press that the governing body doesn’t talk about “current, pending or potential investigations” when asked if the NCAA had advised Auburn of eligibility questions involving Newton.
Rogers’ attorney, Doug Zeit, told the AP that the NCAA wants to meet with his client, but that the meeting had not taken place. Zeit said Rogers hopes the meeting “will happen sooner rather than later.” Zeit said Rogers has not been contacted by the FBI.
Former Mississippi State quarterback John Bond is scheduled to meet with the FBI on Tuesday. Bond told Mississippi State officials in January that he had been approached by a man — identified by ESPN.com as Rogers— who said it would take up to $180,000 to secure Cam Newton’s signature.
On a radio show in Dallas on Thursday, Rogers said that Cecil Newton wanted between $100,000 and $180,000 for his son to sign with Mississippi State. Rogers said he, Cecil Newton and two MSU assistants met at a Starkville hotel on Nov. 27, 2009, and that one of the coaches responded, “No, no I don’t want to hear that.”
Rogers denies he ever spoke with Bond, a statement his attorney reiterated to the AP on Friday. Rogers said Bell was his intermediary with Bond.
Bond told ESPN.com he has phone records that prove the two men spoke.