The Bates Student - November 6, 1998



Sports Editor

Last weekend, after being tamed by the Mule (8-4-1) and relinquishing the CBB title for the first time since 1985, the mood on the Women's Soccer team (8-7) was grim. The prospect of playing Middlebury (6-7-2) on Wednesday in the opening round of the ECAC Tournament was not particularly appealing given that Bates suffered their worst loss of the season at the hands of the Panthers, a 5-0 drubbing in which the opposing goalkeeper could have been operating a full-service refreshments stand and still picked up the shutout. Perhaps a bit lulled by their previous meeting with the `Cats, Middlebury was slow to rile this time and paid dearly, losing to the host by a 2-1 score. Hot dog, anyone? Bates got on the board first in the 66th minute, with first-year forward Amanda Waterhouse barreling through the middle and converting a pass from Jolene Thurston '00. The Bobcats struck again just eight minutes later on a perfectly executed play off a long throw-in by Colleen McCrave '99. Junior forward Kate O'Malley headed the ball past a defender and directed it toward the far post for a sliding Jo-Ellen Rowley '02, who drove the ball past the diving Middlebury goalie. Middlebury struck home with four minutes remaining, but senior goalkeeper Susie Arnold (13 saves) came up big to stymie several Panther rushes in the closing minutes and chalk up the win for Bates. The Bobcats, seeded No. 3 in the tournament, will test their goal-scoring mettle against No. 2-seeded Wheaton this Saturday at Babson in the ECAC semifinals...Women's Volleyball (21-10) captured their second tournament win of the season last weekend, snaring the state title for the first time since 1993. They cruised past UMF and Bowdoin in the preliminary rounds, shutting both teams out, and then beat Colby for the fourth time this season without batting an eyelash. All-Staters Amanda Colby '00 and Kate Hagstrom '01, who recently broke her own season record for service aces, were instrumental in the 3-1 mauling of the Mule...Men's Cross Country soared to a third-place finish at NESCAC's last weekend. With 93 points, they put on an excellent show, but couldn't catch up to Tufts (63 points) or Williams (30 points). Matt Twiest '00 slashed more than 1:30 off his time from last year to finish fourth and pick up his third straight All-NESCAC honor. Mike Danahy '00 crossed the line three seconds after his teammate to seal up a fifth-place finish and a 1:10 improvement over last year. Other top point-getters for Bates were Steve Dutton '00 (26th), John McGrath '00 (28th) and John Cullinan '99 (39th). Bates gets another shot at nationally ranked Tufts (No. 14) and Williams (No. 3) this weekend at ECAC's...Adelia Myrick '99 became the first Bates woman to earn All-NESCAC honors for all four of her years as a Bobcat, leading Women's Cross Country with a 13th-place at last weekend's competition. The team finished 10th overall with 225 points, establishing a comfortable 59-point lead on NESCAC cellar dweller Wesleyan. Kate Parker '01 showed sure-fire potential with her 21st-place finish, but the next Bates runner, Jessica Young '00 (74th place) did not show up until more than 1:30 later...The Men's Soccer team (8-5) must still be shaking their heads after last weekend's 1-0 loss to Colby (7-41), in which two Bates goals were called back and the visiting Mules were outshot, 9-4. One apparent Bates score was reversed because the ref went upstairs for the video replay, which showed that the ball never touched the back of the net. Another goal came after a free kick from just outside the Colby box, when Drew Weymouth '02 fed Chad LaFauci '99 for the bangbang play, but the ref decided to call it a no-goal after consulting his inner id, which clearly favored the Mules on this day, saying that the ball had not completely stopped moving. Last Wednesday, Bates decided to take out their frustrations on the 5-13 USM Huskies, pounding them like a slab of Mule for the 6-1 win. Top sniper Andy Apstein '00 had the fifth twogoal game of his career, adding an assist for good measure on the first score of the game, at 1:35 by Chris Sporcic '01. Ted Martin '00 picked up his third career tally, while Drew Weymouth '02 and Erik Remsen '01 celebrated their first ever Bates goals. The regular season concludes this Saturday at Bowdoin, where the 11:00 a.m. start time should work perfectly for those who just can't wait for the football game to see some Polar Bear poleaxing.

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