October 2, 2001  

Contact: Adam Levin
Phone: (207) 786-6411


Bates 1, Southern Maine
at Gorham, Maine

Bates (3-3)   0   1   1
USM (2-8-1)   0   0   0

BAT, 69:06, Dan Bradford (unassisted)

BAT, Dan Spector, 90 Min, 0 GA, 2 SV. 
USM, Jeff Gray, 90 Min, 1 GA, 4 SV.

Shots: BAT, 14-4.
Corner Kicks: 4-4.


GORHAM, Maine -- First-year midfielder Dan Bradford (Pepperell, Mass.) scored the only goal of the match at 69:06 to give the Bates College Bobcats a 1-0 victory over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a non-conference match Tuesday afternoon at the USM soccer pitch.

Bradford took advantage of a miscue by the USM defense to gain control of the ball just outside the 18-yard box. He dribbled into the box and curled a right-footed shot past the charging goalkeeper, sophomore Jeff Gray (Yarmouth, Maine), and off the far post. The goal was the first of Bradford's collegiate career.

Bates senior goalkeeper Dan Spector (Framingham, Mass.) needed to make two saves, both in the first half, for his first complete-game shutout of the season, and the 16th of his career. His best stop came in the first half when sophomore Simeon Allolding (Portland, Maine) broke through the Bobcat defense and ripped off a 15-yard shot. Gray finished the match with four saves.

The win leveled the Bobcats overall season record at 3-3-0. Southern Maine slipped to 2-9-1 overall. The Bobcats had a 14-4 advantage in shots. Both teams had four corner kicks. Bates travels to Williamstown, Mass., on Saturday for a match against conference foe Williams College. Southern Maine returns to action tomorrow (Wednesday) with a trip to St. Joseph's College for a makeup match that was postponed from September 11.

(taken from a Southern Maine press release)

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