April 14 against Gordon, the Bobcats dropped a tight game to Gordon College, 15-14, in overtime. The Scots jumped out to a 5-2 lead after the first period, but Bates reversed the trend in the second to go into half time tied at 7-7. Both teams traded goals over the next two periods with both scoring three in the third, and four in the fourth. The game went into overtime and the Bobcats won the all-important opening draw. The referees called a questionable offsides violation behind the play, giving the ball to Gordon, who scored the game-winner moments later. The 15-14 loss now leaves Bates with a (3-3) record.
First-year student Mike D'Addario broke the school record for most goals scored in a game with nine, surpassing Shane Kokoruda '95. He added an assist to his record performance to end with 10 points on the afternoon. Classmate Jon Miller (Canton, Mass.) finished with one goal and three assists for four total points.
4/15 Maine Maritime
4/19 at MIT
On April 13 the women traveled to Trinity to take on the host Bantams, who were ranked sixth in the IWLCA/Brine Division III National Poll. Trinity lived up to their ranking as they had three players score four goals. Sophomore Suzie Arnold (East Falmouth, Mass.) lead the way for Bates offensively with two goals, while first-year student Kim Holzer stopped 8 shots in goal for the Bobcats. The Bantams put the game away early by outscoring the Bobcats 16-4 in the first half.
The Bobcats first softball win of the season came against Brandeis, 7-6, on April 13. Becky Gasior (North Ridge, N.J.) picked up her first pitching victory of the season, going seven innings giving up twelve hits and striking out two. Sophomore catcher Liz Grace (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led the team offensively with two doubles and an RBI. Seven other Bobcats also had hits in the winning effort.
Later the same day Bates played the host Elms College. This game was all Bates from the start and the slugfest ended with a 22-12 victory.
The next day, the Bobcats played a pair at Wesleyan. In game one of the doubleheader, the Cardinals handed Bates their first loss of the season, 8-1. Bates was only able to come up with six hits through seven innings. Things were much different in game two as Bates rebounded to take a early lead 3-0 after two innings of play. Bates' bats continued to explode as they ended the game with 14 hits which resulted in a 10-6 Bates victory. Junior Tonie Taft (Liverpool, N.Y.) lead the offensive attack with three RBI bases loaded double, and four other Bobcats added two hits apiece.
4/25 at Thomas
Last weekend the men finished second at Bowdoin behind Bowdoin, but New England track power house MIT was not there for that meet. On this day Colby would surprise both Bates and Bowdoin finishing second behind MIT and just in front of Bowdoin who took third. Bates claimed fourth place, while Southern Maine rounded out the field finishing in fifth place. While Bates did not win the meet, the Bobcats did have three first place finishes on the day. First-year student Lucas Adams (Nottingham, N.H.) won the discuss with a throw of 141-2. Sophomore Bill McEvila (Hartford, Conn.) also scored points in the discuss for Bates by finishing third with a toss of 128-5. In the 5,000 meter run first-year Mike Danahy (South Windsor, Conn.) took first place with a time of 15:32.56, nearly 26 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Teammate Steve Beardsley (Melrose, Mass.) finished fourth for the Bobcats in the same race with a time of 16:02.53. Junior Walter Jackson (Hartford, Conn.) won the shot put competition with a toss of 45'-3.75". Sophomore Peter Beeson scored twice on the day by finishing third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.68, and he also finished fourth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.5 seconds. In the hammer throw Bates took three of the top four spots with senior Paul Kolter (Manchester, N.H.) finishing second with a throw 170-11. McEvila was second with a throw of 162-2, and senior Sammy Martin (Acton, Mass.) finished fourth with a throw of 160-4. In the Javelin sophomores Aron Shapiro (Lexington, Mass.) and Mike Tricomi (Braintree, Mass.) finished second and fourth with throws of 163-8 and 150-8 respectively.
For the women, limited team took fifth place in a meet with MIT, Colby, Bowdoin and Tufts. Bates scored 12 points on the evening, but they had good showings from their relay teams. Their 4X100 meter relay team finished third with a time of 53.19, while their 4X400 meter relay team finished third also with a time of 4:34.11.
4/16 at Swarthmore
4/19 at Eastern Mennonite
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