PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Senior co-captain Kelly Newton set the University of Maine’s career goal-scoring record, scoring three times Friday in the Black Bears’ 5-0 field hockey victory over Providence College.
Newton, who is UMaine’s all-time leading point producer, became the school’s top goal scorer with her 48th and she added two more along with two assists as nationally-ranked UMaine won its seventh straight game.
Newton 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.
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.