Bates 4, Connecticut College 1
Bates (9-3) 2 2 4 Conn. (4-9) 1 1 2 Scoring: B, 1, 30:52, Ginny Hurley. B, 1, 7:43, Abby Lenhart. CC, 1, 7:03, Molly McAuliffe (Patty Peters). CC, 2, 32:38, Brett Wiss. B, 2, 30:11, Hurley. B, 2, 21:56, Hurley. Goalies: B, Peggy Ficks, 70 Min, 2 GA, 15 SV. CC, Katie Stern, 70 Min, 4 GA, 5 SV. Shots: CC, 17-9. Penalty Corners: 9-9.
HURLEY RECORDS SECOND STRAIGHT HAT TRICK IN 4-2 WIN OVER CONN. COLLEGE
NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Bates sophomore forward Ginny Hurley (Revere, Mass.) recorded her second hat trick in as many game to lead the Bobcats to a 4-2 victory over the host Connecticut College Camels.
Hurley, who scored three goals in Wednesday's game with Plymouth State College, put Bates ahead with an unassisted goal just 4:08 into the contest, while junior Abby Lenhart (Bethesda, Md.) extended the margin with 7:43 left in the first half. The Camels answered 40 seconds later on a goal by sophomore midfielder Molly McAuliffe (Yarmouthport, Mass.) and tied the game early in the second half when senior Brett Wiss (Dingman's Ferry, Pa.) scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season just 2:22 after halftime.
The Bobcats responded, as Hurley tied the game just over two minutes later. Hurley completed the hat trick, giving the Bobcats some breathing room at the 21:56 mark.
The win was the Bobcats' ninth in their last 10 contests. The last time Bates won nine games in a season was 1984. The Bobcats will go for their first 10-win season since 1983 against Southern Maine on Tuesday.