Maine field hockey team records third straight victory

Posted Sept. 04, 2011, at 10:07 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 04, 2011, at 11:24 p.m.

ORONO — Alexa Binnendijk and Annabelle Hamilton each scored two goals as the Maine Black Bears earned their third straight field hockey victory, 7-3 over Bryant University on Sunday.

Stephanie Gardiner, Holly Stewart, Jocelyn Mitchell each added a goal for Maine and Sydney Kolysher made four saves.

Rosie Bird scored twice to lead Bryant.

Maine outshout Bryant 24-9.

Oneonta State 6, Southern Maine 2

At Oneonta, N.Y., junior Megan Warning scored a hat trick as the Oneonta State University Dragons defeated the University of Southern Maine Huskies n the first game of the 2011 Oneonta State Invitational Saturday.

Senior Jacqueline Camp and junior Ashley Morgan added a goal each for 1-0 Dragons. Junior Rachel Trafton and senior Haley Carter each netted goals for the Huskies, now 0-2. Tess Tracy earned the win for the Dragons making five saves.

USM’s Kayla Kennedy faced 22 shots, making eight saves.

Utica 3, Southern Maine 1

At Oneonta, N.Y., Mallory Mariano scored twice to lift Utica College ( 1-1) past the University of Southern Maine Sunday.

For 0-3 USM, Natalie Harkins scored unassisted and Kayla Kennedy made 13 saves.

Women’s soccer

Gordon 1, USM 0

At Portland, Rachael Bailey’s goal lifted the Gordon College Fighting Scots by the University of Southern Maine Saturday.

Bailey broke a 0-0 tie for the Fighting Scots in the 49th minute, finishing a cross in the 6-yard box from freshman Hannah Midwinter. Kari Christensen earned a shutout, making five saves on nine shots for 1-1 Gordon College.

Kat Rothe made six saves on 13 shots for 0-2 USM.

Maine 1, Iona 1

At Orono on Sunday, Maine’s Caroyne Nellis snapped a scoreless tie 30 minutes into the game with her fourth game of the season, but Iona answered with a second-half goal from Melissa Frederick and the game finished in the overtime stalemate.

Nellis scored when a ball deflected off an Iona defender and back to her where she fired it past Iona goalie Trista Rivera.

Rivera finished with 10 saves for 1-3-1 Iona while Meagan Price-Leibdenzeder made six saves for 1-1-1 Maine.

Men’s soccer

Salve Regina 7, Southern Maine 1

At Portland, Zachary Kraft and Junior Patrick Vierengel netted two goals to lead the Salve Regina University Seahawks by the University of Southern Maine Saturday.

Sean McAllister added a goal for the 2-0 Seahawks, while Devin L’Heureux and Jake Weinshank tallied one each. Buddy Reid scored the lone goal for the University of Southern Maine, now 1-1. Kyle Kureczka three saves on six shots for the Seahawks.

Jeremey Turner made one save for USM and Ian Dollen-Oliveto had four.

MIT 3, Saint Joseph’s 1

At Portland, John Kramer scored the game-winning goal late in the second half as the MIT Engineers prevailed Saturday.

Kramer finished a well-placed through ball from tourney MVP Zach Kabelac in the 72nd minute to give the 2-0 Engineers the lead. Kabelac and Alexander Dago added a goal each. Mike Sanfilippo scored for the 1-1 Monks of Standish and Kenny Grade made five saves.

Football

So. Florida 23, Notre Dame 20

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It got sloppy on the field for Notre Dame before the rains ever came.

Before two severe weather delays that stopped the game for a total of nearly three hours Saturday, the No. 16 Fighting Irish hurt themselves with five turnovers — three inside the South Florida 10-yard line — in a 23-20 loss to the Bulls.

Not even a switch in quarterback from struggling Dayne Crist to Tommy Rees after a 2-hour, 10-minute halftime could rescue them.

“Today was probably the strangest game any of us have ever been a part of,” said Rees, who completed 24 of 34 passes for 296 yards with two TD passes and two interceptions.

Crist had a miserable first half, hitting just 7 of 15 passes and drawing the ire of head coach Brian Kelly on the sidelines. Crist had won a camp competition with Rees to regain his starter’s role following his second straight season-ending knee injury a year ago.

“All week, both of us competed and prepared like we were going to play and you just have to keep your head about you during the week and be ready to play,” Rees said.

Rees had led the Irish to four straight wins to close last season as a starter, but Kelly chose the more experienced Crist to lead the 2011 Irish. Now he’ll have to look at it again.

Boise St. 35, Georgia 21

ATLANTA — Kellen Moore and those BCS Busters from Boise State are off and running again, coming into the heart of mighty SEC country to beat up Georgia.

Moore threw for three touchdowns — giving him 102 in his career — and the No. 5 Broncos romped past the 19th-ranked Bulldogs 35-21 Saturday night, boosting their hopes of making another run to a major bowl while dealing a huge blow to embattled Georgia coach Mark Richt.

Moore, the nation’s top-rated passer last season and expected to be a leading Heisman contender, carved up Georgia’s 3-4 defense after a sluggish start. He completed 28 of 34 for 261 yards, with his first scoring pass — a 17-yarder to freshman Matt Miller — giving him 100 for his brilliant career.

He had two more before to lead the Broncos to yet another marquee opening victory.

In the last three seasons, Boise State has started the season with victories against Oregon, Virginia Tech and now Georgia.

Ohio St. 42, Akron 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Starting his first game for Ohio State, quarterback Joe Bauserman ran for a touchdown and threw for three to tight end Jake Stoneburner to lead the No. 18 Buckeyes to a 42-0 win over Akron on Saturday in a sweltering season opener.

Luke Fickell made his head-coaching debut for the Buckeyes, elevated from defensive assistant to take the place of Jim Tressel, shoved out in the wake of an ugly NCAA scandal.

Stoneburner became the first Ohio State tight end to catch three TD passes in a game.

Bauserman, starting for the first time since he was a senior in high school in Strasburg, Va., eight years ago, ran for a 15-yard score and threw TD passes of 28, 11 and 2 yards to Stoneburner.

The nearby Ohio State Medical Center reported several people were treated for heat-related illnesses

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