Newton sets record, leads Maine field hockey team by Providence

Posted Sept. 16, 2011, at 9:29 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 17, 2011, at 12:24 a.m.

PROVIDENCE — Senior co-captain Kelly Newton, who is already the University of Maine’s all-time leading field hockey point-producer, became the school’s all-time leading goal scorer with her 48th and she added two more along with two assists as nationally-ranked Maine won its seventh straight, 5-0 over Providence Friday.

She tipped in a Jocelyn Mitchell shot to open the scoring and set up Alex Binnendijk’s fifth goal of the season off a penalty corner to make it 2-0.

Newton swept in her own rebound for career goal No. 49, set up Mitchell’s goal and capped the scoring off a Lelia Sacre feed for the 7-1 Black Bears.

Newton broke the record of 47 set by Janet Hoskin from 1978-81.

Brittany Fleck made three saves on eight shot as Maine extended its shutout streak to 255:03.

Shannon DiStefano and Kathi Weidman combined for nine saves on 24 shots for 2-5 Providence.

Women’s soccer

Massachusetts 1, Maine 0

At Amherst, Mass., Moa Mattsson scored an unassisted goal from 20 yards out with 2:17 remaining in the second half to lift the Minutewomen to victory over the Black Bears.

Emily Cota was forced to make only one saves on five shots for 4-2-1 Massachusetts.

Megan Price-Leibenzeder made five saves on 18 shots for 3-2-1 University of Maine.

Football

Boise State 40, Toledo 15

TOLEDO, Ohio — Kellen Moore was just about perfect again, throwing for 455 yards and five touchdowns to lead No. 4 Boise State to a 40-15 victory over Toledo on Friday night.

Moore misfired on his first two throws but didn’t miss many after that, connecting on 32 of 42 passes.

Still, the Broncos’ offense sputtered early after not playing for nearly two weeks following their season-opening win against Georgia.

It looked for a while as if Toledo (1-2) might give Boise State a scare just six days after the Rockets came within a play or two of knocking off No. 17 Ohio State. But the Rockets couldn’t stop Moore.

He appeared to be playing pitch and catch at times, spreading short throws to nine different receivers all over the field.

The Broncos (2-0) were leading 13-6 when they got the ball back with 1:22 left in the first half and marched right down the field for a key touchdown.

Moore connected on six consecutive passes to get down to the 1. He then lofted a throw into the corner to Tyler Shoemaker for a little breathing room.

Moore also tossed a 26-yard pass to Shoemaker to give the Broncos a 7-6 lead with 6:56 left in the first quarter. On their next possession, Doug Martin dashed through Toledo’s defense on a screen pass for a 71-yard score.

Moore’s only glaring error came at end of the third quarter, when he was intercepted by Jermaine Robinson. He also missed a play earlier in the period after he stumbled while landing during a throw. But he came back on Boise’s next possession.

Moore also was impressive in the Broncos’ opening 35-21 victory against Georgia. He finished with the highest completion percentage (82.6) in school history for a quarterback making more than 30 attempts in a game.

Boise State came into Toledo hoping to get its running game after rushing for just 129 yards against the Bulldogs. But the Broncos had only 26 yards on the ground in the first half. Leading rusher Martin finished with 70 yards on 19 carries.

Toledo kept it close early on, but had a couple of costly mistakes. The Rockets dropped a sure touchdown pass in the first half and fumbled inside the Broncos’ 10 in the third quarter.

It was the first time the Rockets lost to a Top 25 team at home in five games. The Broncos, though, were the highest-ranked team to play in the Glass Bowl.

Boise State got back one of three players suspended two weeks ago by the NCAA for undisclosed reasons — starting safety Cedric Febis. They didn’t know he’d be available until just two days ago.

Febis, who didn’t start, finished with four tackles.

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