The Week That Was in Bates Sports

March 31-April 6, 1997


Women's Lacrosse

Women's Lacrosse (2-1) Falls to Williams 14-7 at Maine Maritime Academy

Because of field conditions at Bates, the women were forced to host Williams College at Maine Maritime Academy on April 5. The Bobcats came out slowly and trailed 8-4 at the half. The Ephs kept the pressure on in the second half, outscoring Bates 6-3 for the final score of 14-7. Sophomore Suzie Arnold (East Falmouth, Mass.) and Julie Lundman (Worthington, Ohio) scored two goals and had one assist apiece. Sophomore Abby Fierman (Newton Centre, Mass.) also added two goals. First-year Blaine Hudson (Madson, Conn.) chipped in with her fourth goal of the season.

up next:

4/13 at Trinity, 1 p.m.

Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis (3-2) Splits Indoor Matches

Paul Gastonguay '89's men's tennis team traveled to Waterville on April 3rd to take on the host Colby College White Mules. After having fallen to CBB rival Bowdoin earlier in the season, the Bobcats were looking to get back in the CBB title chase by defeating Colby. They did just that, winning a closely contested 5-4 battle, with two singles matches going three sets. Senior captain, and number one player for Bates, Lonnie Klein (Riverdale, N.Y.), won his match by going 7-5 in the second set. Sophomore Brian Kend (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) continued to roll at number two, winning 6-2, 6-0. The only other singles victory came from first-year John Tucker (Chestnut Hill, Mass.), who won his match in three sets 7-6, 4-6, 6-3. In doubles action, Bates' number one and two teams picked up two of the three doubles points. First team members are Klein and Kend, while second team members are first-years Dave Carlson (Ramsey, N.J.) and Pete Dalrymple (Salt Lake City, Utah).

April 5th saw the Bobcats in Waltham, Mass., taking on the host Brandeis Judges. Once again, the Bobcats took the match to the wire, this time losing, 5-4. Brandeis took victories in the number one and two doubles matches, while Tucker, and Mike Ferrari (Medway, Mass.) took the number three doubles match for Bates 8-4. Tucker and Ferrari also won both of their singles matches. Tucker won his match 7-6, 6-4, while Ferrari went the distance 1-6, 6-1, 6-3. Kend also won his match 7-6, 6-3. Kend is now 25-5 in his career in dual matches.

Up next:

4/16 at Wesleyan, 4 p.m.


Women's Tennis (5-5) Wins Spring Opener

The Bobcats finally got outside to play when they traveled to Milton, Mass. to take on the host Curry College Colonels. Coach Bob Flynn sent junior right-hander Chris Snow (Tewksbury, Mass.) to the mound for the Bobcats. Snow was the ace of the staff last year, and he performed up to expectations, pitching four innings and giving up just one earned run while striking out four in the 5-3 win. First-year Drew Blicharz (Rutland, Vt.) came on to close out the final three innings, allowing four hits and just one run for the save. Offensively the Bobcats had many multiple hit performances. Sophomore third baseman Scott McAuliffe (Concord, N.H.) led the way with two doubles and an RBI single. Senior left fielder Ryan Nofsinger (Amherst, N.H.) opened his season in fine fashion with three singles and an RBI. First-year catcher Frost Hubbard (East Walpole, Mass.) and classmate center fielder Austin Philbin (Clinton, Mass.) each contributed two hits apiece and one RBI.

In the second game five errors and seven men left on base proved too much for the Bobcats to overcome, as they fell, 8-6. Senior right hander Jon Smith (Laconia, N.H.) started for the Bobcats going three innings allowing one earned run on four hits while striking out two. First-year right hander Dave Sprague (Southern Pines, N.C.) came on in relief pitching 2 2/3 innings giving up two earned runs on five hits while striking out two. Junior right hander Dan Chisholm (Westfield, Mass.) came on to stop the bleeding in the sixth facing two batters walking the first before striking out the second to end the inning. The Bobcats had two chances in the seventh to tie the game with two men on second and third but could not deliver. Senior short-stop Pat Cosquer (Westfield, N.J.) smashed a three-run homer and added a single for a three-RBI performance. Hubbard added three singles and a RBI, while Smith had two singles.

up next:

4/5 at Tufts (DH)
4/6 Maine-Presque Isle


Men's Track Takes Second at Bowdoin

After snow canceled the scheduled track meet at Tufts, an improptu six team meet was held at Bowdoin. Head coach Al Fereshetian led the men's team to a second place finish, behind Bowdoin and three points ahead of third-place Colby. Southern Maine, Westfield State and Amherst rounded out the field, finishing in that order.

The throwers led the scoring for Bates, taking second through fifth place. In the hammer throw, senior All-Americans Paul Kolter (Manchester, N.H.) and Spencer Potter (Waitsfield, Vt.) finished second and third, while sophomore Billy McEvila (Hartford, Conn.) finished fourth. Senior Sammy Martin (Salem, Mass.) finished fifth for the Bobcats. In the shot put junior Walter Jackson (Hartford, Conn.) finished third with a toss of 44'-6.25 inches, and McEvila finished finished 5th with a throw of 43'-8.5". In the discus, first-year Lucas Adams (Nottingham, N.H.), finished second with a throw of 136-7. McEvila picked up a third place finish with a throw of 125-5. Sophomore Aron Shapiro (Lexington, Mass.) won the javelin with a throw of 53.9 meters while teammate and classmate Mike Tricomi (Braintree, Mass.) finished third with a throw of 47.07 meters. First-year Kevin Stroman (New York, N.Y.) won the triple-jump with a mark of 12.89 meters and he also finished fourth in the long-jump with a mark of 6.09 meters. First-year Jeff Snyder (Glastonbury, Conn.) high jumped his way to a fourth place finish with a mark of 6 feet. Sophomore Jeff Crowder (Fort Washington, Pa.) finished second in the pole vault with a vault of 13 feet even. First-year Adam Thompson took fourth place with a vault of 11 feet. Senior Alec MacLachlan (Newburyport, Mass.) finished third in the 200 meters with a time of 23.36, he also finished fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 11.76 seconds. Senior Steve Beardsley (Melrose, Mass.) won the 1500 meters with a time of 4:09.0. First-year Mike Danahy (South Windsor, Conn.) finished second in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:58.3.

The women's track team competed in their second straight non-scoring meet when Tufts was unable to hold their scheduled event. The Bobcats had a pair of double winners. Sophomore Amy Taylor (Orono, Maine) won the long jump with a school-record leap of 17 feet 1.75 inches, then took the triple jump with a jump of 32 feet, 3.75 inches. Classmate Adelia Myrick (Kodiak Alaska) was victorious in the 800- and 1500- meter runs with times of 2:24.6 and 4:54.8, respectvely. Senior Sarah Gill (Grand Rapids, S. D.) took 200-meter dash honors in 27.91, while senior Shannon Walker (Weston, Mass.) was victorious in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:11.7.

Up next:

4/12 men at Colby, 1 p.m., women at MIT


The following contests have been postponed or canceled.

Original Updated
Sport Opponent Site Date Time Site Date Time
Baseball Bowdoin A April 1 3:30 p.m. A April 16 3:30 p.m.
Baseball UMPI/DH H April 6 noon H April 12 1 p.m.
Baseball Tufts/DH A April 5 1 p.m. H April 27 1 p.m.
M Lax Plymouth State H April 2 3:30 p.m. H May 1 4:30 p.m.
Softball UNE H April 2 3:30 p.m. Cancelled
Softball UMPI/DH H April 5 1 p.m. Cancelled
W Lax Colby H April 6 2 p.m. H April16 4 PM

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