Men's Cross Country Finishes 13th at Open New
The men's cross country team accomplished one of its
preseason goals by finishing in the top 15 at the Open New England
Championships, which pits the top teams from all three NCAA Divisions.
Their 13th place
finish was fifth amongst Division III schools, and placed them ahead of
six Division I schools. Junior
Justin Freeman (Enfield, N.H.) led the way for the Bobcats with a personal
record of 25:13, placing him 41st out of the 195 competitors. First-year
runner Matt Twiest (Albuquerque, N.M.) was not far behind in 56th place in
a time of 25:27. Classmate Mike Danahy (South Windsor, Conn.) also
finished in the top half of the field, coming in 93rd in 26:06.
10/26 NESCAC Championships at Williams
Women's Cross Country Takes 16th at
Open New England's
With another strong performance from their top two runners, the women's
cross country team finished in the top half of the 33 team field at the
Open New England championships. Sophomore Adelia Myrick (Kodiak, Alaska)
placed 45th overall and an impressive fifth amongst Division III runners
with a time of 18:43, while junior Abigail Phelps (Chester, N.H.), was
54th overall and eighth within the Division III ranks in 18:54. Such high
places should bode well for the Bobcats entering the NCAA Qualifiers in
10/26 NESCAC Championships at
Field Hockey (4-7) Splits 3-0 Decisions
In a weekend double-header, the field hockey team dropped a 3-0 decision
to Connecticut College and came back the next day to drop New England
College by the same score.
Against the Camels, Bates fell behind
quickly, giving up a goal less than five minutes into the game. They were
able to generate some offense, getting off 17 shots, but Conn. College was
even more potent, peppering 13 shots in each half. Sophomore Wendy
Zimmerman (Denver, Colo.) allowed two goals and had six saves in the first
half, while classmate 'Cil Bloomfield had eight saves and allowed one goal
in the second.
Just before the skies opened up on Oct. 20, the
Bobcats were able to take out their frustrations on New England College.
Sophomore forward Rosie Lenehan (Concord, N.H.) scored the Bobcats' first
goal midway through the first half on a penalty shot that just escaped the
Pilgrim's goalie. Junior forward Jessica Klein (Montpelier, Vt.) extended
the lead just before halftime on a feed from sophomore Amanda Schall
(Chevy Chase, Md.). Klein scored her fourth goal of the season in the
second half, unassisted, to round out the scoring. Zimmerman and
Bloomfield combined to make just three saves in recording their first
shutout of the season.
10/26 vs. Colby
Football (0-5) Second Half Effort Falls Short;
Hubbard Named Rookie of the Week
After falling behind 31-0 at the half, the defense held tough and the
offense rallied in the fourth quarter to close the final to 31-19. For his
efforts on the day, first-year linebacker Frost Hubbard (East Walpole,
Mass.) was named NESCAC Rookie of the Week. He had 16 tackles, five
unassisted, including one for a loss.
The Panthers, as Wesleyan
did the week before, scored a majority of their points on quick strikes.
Three of their five first-half scoring drives lasted less than two
minutes, including a 25-yard halfback option pass on a reverse for their
first touchdown. Their last TD came when a punt by junior punter Chris
Snow (Tewksbury, Mass.) was blocked and recovered in the end zone. In
contrast, only two of the Bobcats' drives in the first half gained
In the second half, the Bates defense held the
Panthers to just 43 yards of offense, forcing four turnovers, including
two interceptions by junior defensive back Enrico Herring (Middletown,
Conn.) and halting two fourth-down conversions. Meanwhile, the offense
turned things around, putting together a pair of scoring drives of more
than 10 plays and four minutes. First-year running back Paul Erickson had
touchdown runs of eight yards and one yard, while senior quarterback Dan
Hooley (Bristol, Conn.) hit tight end Jared Libby (Clinton, Maine) on a
five-yard touchdown pass for Libby's third scoring catch in the last three
games with three minutes left in the game. Senior defensive back Tim
Kelleher (Nashua, N.H.) recovered the ensuing onside kick, but the Bobcats
could not capitalize.
10/26 vs. Colby
Women's Soccer (9-1-1) Can't Solve Connecticut College
The women's soccer team's hopes for an undefeated season were dashed
in the closing moments against Connecticut College. The Camels held Bates
scoreless for the first time all season, 1-0, despite the return of the
NESCAC's leading scorer, first-year forward Kate O'Malley (Deephaven,
Minn.), from an ankle injury. The regionally fourth-ranked Bobcats and
ninth-ranked Camels were evenly matched, as the shots on goal were 19-18
in favor of Bates. The Bobcats maintained a 10-1 advantage in corner
kicks, though Connecticut College made their one count. With 8:15
remaining on the clock, the Camels got their lone opportunity when senior
goalkeeper Shannon Walker's (Weston, Mass.) clearing attempt after the
corner failed and was knocked by an opportunistic Conn. College forward.
Bates was able to get the ball in their opponents zone a couple of times
in the waning moments of the game, but could not convert a pair of corner
kicks and a direct kick.
10/23 vs. Bowdoin
10/26 vs. Colby
(4-4-1) Uses Late Scores to Avoid Losses
Thanks to a pair of goals by sophomore forward Eric Trickett with the
clock winding down, the Bobcats finished the week with a 3-1 win over
Husson and a 1-1 tie Connecticut College.
In a rain-delayed trip
to Husson on Oct. 15, the Bobcats fell behind, 1-0, three minutes before
halftime on an unassisted goal. Though Bates dominated the game,
outshooting the Braves, 24-8, they were behind until Trickett took a pass
from classmate Chad LaFauci (North Andover, Mass.) with 15 minutes to go
and converted it into his third goal of the season. In overtime, the
Bobcats used their c when Apstein was hauled down from behind on a rush
just outside the 16-yard line. Trickett was called on to take the direct
kick, which took nearly 30 seconds to get organized because the Camel wall
was lined up less than 10 yards from the ball. Coach George Purgavie's
protests were eventually heeded, and Trickett fired the ball through the
wall and past the goalkeeper to tie the game with 3:15 left in regulation.
Both teams had a couple of chances in overtime, the best a bicycle kick by
senior tri-captain Tom Murray (Marshfield, Mass.) which sailed just over
10/23 at Gordon 10/26 vs. Colby
Volleyball (6-19) Continues To Slide
Despite numerous close games, the volleyball team had trouble finishing
their opponents as they went 0-3 in the Amherst Invitational. They lost to
Amherst in three games, 14-16, 10-15, 11-15; took Trinity the distance,
7-15, 15-9, 15-8,. 13-15, 10-15; and fell to Tufts in straight games,
11-15, 5-15, 10-15.
10/22 vs. St. Joseph's 10/25-26
at Mt. Holyoke Tournament