SCARBOROUGH — The University of Maine-Fort Kent continued its domination of the Sunrise Conference soccer ranks during Saturday’s league championship games.
The Bengals men won their fifth straight Sunrise title with a 4-0 victory over UMaine-Machias, while the UMFK women captured their third consecutive conference crown with a 2-0 victory over UMaine-Presque Isle.
In the men’s game, UMFK scored three first-half goals en route to the victory. The undefeated Bengals (21-0) must wait to see if they will host an NAIA National Championship opening-round match.
Luka Odak, Keith Williams II, Jermaine West and Amine El Moumen scored to power the UMFK offense. Spencer Jacoby tallied two assists. David Girouard earned the shutout by saving four shots.
Kyle Lancaster made 10 saves for the 26-10 Clippers.
In the women’s game, UMFK shut out UMPI to earn an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship first round, which begins Saturday.
Freshman Victoria Dubois-Iredale scored in the 40th minute on a direct kick from 20 yards out to power the 19-2 Bengals. Whitney Sinclair added an insurance goal in the 68th minute. Liz Morneault saved one shot to earn the shutout.
Taylor Ussery turned away eight shots for the 12-4 Owls.
William Paterson 2, Thomas 1
At Middlebury, Vt., William Paterson scored two second-half goals Saturday to defeat Thomas College of Waterville in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament.
Julian Valerio and Kene Eze scored to lead 14-3-3 William Paterson. Anthony Ferrer and Valerio had the assists. Zach Collins turned away one of four shots.
Dence Manguda scored off a Dylan Keller assist 31:37 in the first half for the 11-6-2 Terriers. Mikkail Crockwell four of 12 shots.
At Auburn, Saturday
UM-Fort Kent (3-2) 70
Boyd 5-2-16, Loiselle 8-1-21, Elias, Brylowski 1-0-2, Murff 0-2-2, Bouchard 1-0-3, Dockery 3-0-7, Thornhill, Odugbela 5-2-13, Belizaire 2-1-6
UM-Augusta (0-3) 48
Gaul 1-0-2, Campbell, Smith, Holmes 4-1-11, G. Peaslee, Davey 4-0-8, Walter 3-3-10, Prior 4-0-10, Ridley 2-0-4, D. Peaslee 1-0-3
3-pt. goals: Boyd 4, Loiselle 4, Bouchard, Dockery, Odugbela, Belizaire; Holmes 2, Walter, Prior 2, D. Peaslee
Halftime: UMFK 35-23
At Auburn, Sunday
UM-Fort Kent (4-2) 77
Boyd 4-2-14, Loiselle 4-9-18, Brylowski 1-0-2, Murff 0-2-2, Bouchard, Dockery 9-1-24, Thornhill 1-1-4, Odugbela 4-4-13, Belizaire
Apprentice School (2-1) 74
Archer, Palmer 2-0-4, Harrison 4-2-12, Demiel 4-0-11, Woods 3-2-8, Henderson 5-3-14, Andrews 9-0-19, Fenton 2-2-6
3-pt. goals: Boyd 4, Loiselle, Dockery 5, Thornhill, Odugbela; Harrison 2, Demiel 3, Henderson, Andrews
Halftime: Apprentice 40-30
Boise State moves to No. 3
NEW YORK — Boise State jumped back ahead of TCU in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday after the Horned Frogs played their closest game of the season.
No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Auburn held their places, though the Ducks’ narrow escape in a 15-13 victory Saturday night at California cost them 11 first-place votes and left them with 38.
Auburn, which erased an early 14-point deficit and beat Georgia 49-31, picked up 10 first-place votes for a total of 12.
The big move came at Nos. 3 and 4.
TCU moved ahead of Boise State last week after a 47-7 victory against previously unbeaten Utah. But that win didn’t look quite so impressive after the Utes were beaten 28-3 at Notre Dame on Saturday. The loss by Utah combined with TCU’s 40-35 victory against San Diego State and Boise State’s 52-14 win at Idaho on Friday night caused a 41-point swing.
The Horned Frogs led the Broncos by 25 points last week. This week they trail by 16.
Boise State picked up two more first-place votes this week to give it nine. TCU lost a first-place vote but still has one.
The rest of the top 10 was nearly unchanged with No. 5 LSU followed by Wisconsin, Stanford, Ohio State and Nebraska. Alabama jumped one spot to No. 10, while Michigan State slipped a spot to No. 11 after a week off.
Dropping out of the rankings were Central Florida, which lost its first game as a ranked team 31-21 to Southern Mississippi, and Florida, which lost 36-14 to South Carolina.
No. 20 Southern California and No. 24 Miami both moved back into the poll for the third time this season.
Oklahoma State was No. 12, followed by Arkansas, Virginia Tech and Missouri, while Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Nevada and USC round out the top 20.
The final five began with Iowa, which slipped eight spots to No. 21 after losing to Northwestern, Mississippi State, which dropped five after losing at Alabama, and Arizona, which also dropped five places after a loss to USC.
Then came the Hurricanes and Utah, which tumbled 10 spots after its second consecutive loss.