Saturday September 21, 1996, Bates College used strong front
running and the home field advantage to upset MIT in a triangular
meet with Tufts at the Springbrook Golf Course in Leeds, Maine. The
meet featured three of the best teams in New England Division III
cross country. Tufts won the meet with 28 points followed by Bates
with 49 and MIT with 52.
Leading the way for Bates was the tandem of First-year runner Matt
Twiest (Albuquerque, N.M.) and junior Justin Freeman (Franklin,
N.H.). They were able to pull away from a pack of five runners over
the last 300 meters to finish first and second with times of 26:31 and
26:33. For Twiest, it was his first career collegiate win. Freeman, an
Academic All American and individual national qualifier, improved
his best time on the course by 39 seconds in finishing second.
Other top finishers for Bates were, first-year runners Mike Danahy
(S. Windsor, Conn., 11th, 27:22), Matt Payson (Union, Maine, 17th,
28:17) and Brendan Hahesy (Melrose, Mass., 18th, 28:25). Senior Co
Captain Steve Beardsley (Melrose, Mass.) and first-year runner John
McGrath (Merrimack, N.H.) closed out the top seven for Bates.
Prior to the meet Tufts was ranked second in New England, MIT 5th
and Bates 9th. MIT was also ranked 20th Nationally. "This meet was
a tremendous lift for our team, as they proved that we can run with
some of the best teams in the region. Although we still have a long
way to go the team can now see that our goals are realistic," head
coach Al Fereshetian said.
9/28 Codfish Bowl at Franklin Park, Boston, Mass.
Women's Cross Country Takes 8th at UMass-Dartmouth
Amidst a competitive field of 20 teams, the Bobcats took eighth
place, once again led by the tandem of sophomore Adelia Myrick
(Kodiak, Alaska) and junior Abigail Phelps (Chesterton, N.H.). Myrick
came in 6th place overall and fourth among Division III runners with
a time of 18:57, while Phelps was 11th in 19:23. The Bobcats' other
scorers were senior co-captains Ilse Abusamra (Byfield, Mass., 35th,
20:25) and Heather Alcock (Belmont, Mass., 60th, 21:33) and first-
year runner Sterling Tomkins (Aspen, Colo., 46th, 20:56). Bates' 158
points placed them just behind hosts UMass-Dartmouth (151 pts.)
and Springfield College (156 pts.).
9/21 at Lyndon State
Field Hockey's (1-3) Offense Sputters
Field hockey suffered a difficult weekend, losing 5-0 to Trinity Sept.
21 and 1-0 to Elms College in overtime Sept. 22.
Against Trinity, the tone was set early when the Bantams scored just
30 seconds into the game. By the time the first period ended, the
Bobcats had surrendered four goals, the last coming with just 49
seconds remaining. While the Bobcats' defense picked up a bit in the
second half, they were still unable to generate any offense, as all
nine shots were turned away.
The Bobcats played Elms even for all of regulation, but suffered a let
down in overtime, as the Blazers' top forward broke free and fired a
shot past sophomore goalkeeper 'Cil Bloomfield (Exeter, N.H.) to earn
9/28 at Tufts
Football (0-1) Sticks with Trinity; Holte Takes Home Defensive
Player of the Week Honors
Though they were on the short end of the 20-11 score against
Trinity, the Bates Football team did not go down without a fight.
Especially fiery was senior co-captain linebacker Mike Holte, who
had 15 tackles total (five solo), five sacks and a forced fumble,
helping hold Trinity running back Ray Jones to 40 yards under his
season average from a year ago, and earning Holte NESCAC Defensive
Player of the Week Honors and a place on the ECAC Weekly Honor
After wasting 20 rushing yards by junior P.J. McGrail (Westwood,
Mass.) with 28 penalty yards on their opening drive, the defense
first showed its teeth by thwarting a Trinity drive that had reached
the Bates 16. The Bobcats came up with a pair of sacks on third and
fourth down. On the ensuing drive, Bates went 51 yards to the
Bantam 16, where first-year kicker Rob Sanderson (Gainesville, Fla.)
hit his first field goal of the season, a 34-yarder to put Bates up 3-0,
which lasted until the end of the period. Trinity scored on the their
first possession of the second quarter, converting a third and eight
play-action pass into six points. The extra point made the score 7-3
Trinity, a score which stood until the second quarter.
Jones returned the opening kickoff to the Bates 31. Trinity was
poised to score on a quarterback sneak two plays later, when Holte
stripped the ball lose and senior defensive back Greg McCabe
(Stoneham, Mass. - 9 tackles, 2 solo) recovered at the Bates four-yard
line. The Bobcats not escape the shadow of their end zone, and Jones
returned junior punter Chris Snow's (Tewksbury, Mass.) punt back to
the four, from where Jones punched it in two plays later. The missed
extra point made the score 13-3.
The defenses held until late in the fourth quarter when senior
quarterback Dan Hooley (Bristol, Conn. - 14-26, 221 yards, 1 TD, 1
INT) playing in front of a hometown crowd started a drive with 5:45
remaining. He drove the Bobcats 65 yards on 5-of-8 passing in two
minutes and seven seconds. the drive was highlighted by a 32-yard
reception on third and 15 in traffic by first-year wideout Paul
Fantasia (Watertown, Mass. - 2 catches, 46 yards). Hooley then
connected with senior wideout Wyatt Crosswhite (West Hartford,
Conn. - 4 catches, 64 yards, 1 TD) from 12 yards out for Bates' first
touchdown of the season. The 2-point conversion was good to senior
wideout Tom Spiro (Randolph, Mass.), cutting the lead to 13-11 with
3:38 remaining. Trinity recovered the ensuing onsides kick and ran
the ball nine straight times, the final rush a Jones 5-yard touchdown,
making the final score 20-11.
As a team the Bobcats totaled 9 sacks for 45 yards. Besides Holte's
five, sacks were recorded by junior defensive lineman Brendan
Cullen (West Roxbury, Mass.), sophomore lineman Jeff Konieczny (St.
Johnsbury, Vt.), senior linebacker Jeff Sisto (Millis, Mass.) and senior
co-captain defensive back Derek Werner (Bristol, Conn.).
9/28 at Tufts
Sargent Individual Medalist In Match with USM and St. Joseph's
The golf team finished just four strokes behind Southern Maine in a
triangular meet with the Huskies and St. Joseph's Sept. 19. Junior
captain Tim Sargent (Morrisville, Vt.) scored the team's lowest round
of the season to date with an 81, which tied him for first among
individuals. Also in the top five for the Bobcats was junior Simeon
Werner (Minnetonka, Minn.) with an 86 good for fifth, while junior
Matt Delehanty (Larchmont, N.Y.) and sophomore Peter Coleman (St.
David's, Pa.) each shot a 95 and tied for 9th place.
9/22-23 Bowdoin Invitational
9/27 State Tournament at Westbrook
Women's Soccer (4-0) Routs Trinity
The women's soccer team continued their domination of opponents so
far this season, defeating Trinity 5-0. The class of 2000 once again
starred, accumulating four goals and four assists in the game. The
Bobcats have now outscored their opponents 18-3 in four contests.
Sophomore forward Colleen McCrave (Walpole, Mass.) got the scoring
started early, connecting on a feed from first-year fullback Katie
Dodson (Westford, Mass.) 11 minutes into the game. First-year
fullback Kathleen Swinbourne (Topsham, Maine) was on each end of
the next two goals, scoring on a pass from classmate Jolene Thurston
(Post Mills, Vt.) at 39:12, and feeding the team's leading scorer, first-
year forward Kate O'Malley (Deephaven, Minn.) less than a minute
later. O'Malley's seven goals equals the output of last year's leading
goal scorer. Thurston and first-year fullback Kara Bristow each
scored second-half goals for the final margin. Senior Shannon Walker
(Weston, Mass.) and sophomore Suzie Arnold (Falmouth, Mass.)
combined for the Bobcats' second shutout of the season.
9/25 at St. Joseph's
9/28 at Tufts
9/29 at Babson
Men's Soccer (1-2) Loses Heartbreaker in Hartford
The Bobcats got on the board first against Trinity but could not hang
on to the lead, giving up two second half goals en route to a 2-1 loss.
The first half was a back-and-forth affair. With the score tied at the
33:32 mark of the first half, junior forward J.K. Werner (Arlington,
Vt.) went on a breakaway on the Trinity goal when he was hauled
down from behind by a Bantam defender, earning a penalty shot.
Sophomore midfielder Eric Trickett (Windham, N.H.) converted to
give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead, which held up into the second half.
The second half was played mostly in the Bates end of the field. At
the 50:17 mark, a mass of Trinity players managed to bludgeon the
ball past senior goalie Mike Marsh (Manchester, Conn.), who had nine
saves on the day. With just 12 minutes left in the game, the Bantams
headed a perfect crossing pass into the goal for the winning tally.
9/25 at St. Anselm
9/28 at Tufts
Remaining Players From Men's Tennis NCAA Team Semifinalists
At the Middlebury Invitational Tennis Tournament Sept. 21-22, the
top two returnees from last year's NCAA Regional qualifying team,
junior Lonnie Klein (Riverdale, N.Y.) and sophomore Brian Kend
(Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) had impressive debuts in the number
one and two slots. Each made it to the semi-finals of the A flight.
Klein dispatched Dave Pastel of Bowdoin, 6-1, 6-2, and Arturo Perez
of Coast Guard, 7-6, 6-3, before falling. Kend lost just three games in
each of his first two rounds and then took Bowdoin All-American
Clem Dobbins to a tie-break in the third set before bowing, 2-6, 6-3,
6-7. The first-year doubles team of David Carlson (Ramsey, N.J.) and
Peter Dalrymple (Salt Lake City, Utah) reached the semifinals of the
number two flight, topping opponents from Tufts 9-7 in the first
Up next: 9/27-28 ECAC Tournament
Volleyball (3-7) Tops UMF, Splits Matches in Round Robin
The volleyball team had the home court advantage last week, playing
five games in Alumni Gym. They finished the week at 3-2.
They started with a win over Maine-Farmington. In a match that
started fairly easily, but got tougher by the end, the Bobcats
triumphed in the games, 15-4, 15-6, 16-14. First-year hitter Amanda
Colby (Willimantic, Conn.) was the team's top offensive force with 13
kills, while senior co-captain and hitter Sundra Durkis had a .500 kill
percentage (7 kills, 1 error in 12 chances).
The Bobcats split their four games in the Bates Round Robin,
defeating both CBB rivals, including a thrilling five-set match with
Colby, in which Bates came from back from a two games to one
deficit (15-10, 1-15, 13-15, 15-9, 15-11). They had an easier time
with Bowdoin (15-9, 15-6,. 15-8), a match in which they had a .296
kill percentage as a team. In their other two games, the Bobcats
nearly came back against Middlebury, the eventual tournament
champs (5-15, 12-15, 15-12, 14-16), and fell for the second week in
a row to Gordon College (2-15, 15-6, 15-17, 5-15). Colby led the way
with 53 kills in the tournament, while senior co-captain and setter
Tasha Hawthorne (Belton, Mo.) has 93 assists.
9/25 at University of New England
9/27-28 at MIT Tournament