Bates 8, Simmons 0
Simmons (2-10-1) 0 0 0 Bates (6-3) 7 1 8 Scoring: B, 1, 28:40, Johie Farrar (Julia Price). B, 1, 28:13, Farrar (Ginny Hurley). B, 1, 26:30, Price (Hurley). B, 1, 21:03, Farrar (Hurley). B, 1, 16:16, Hurley (Amanda Slocum). B, 1, 7:17, Price (Abby Lenhart). B, 1, 6:47, Price (Kara Conceison). B, 2, 27:38, Kate Orelanna (Lenhart). Goalies: S, Nicole Canzani, 70 Min, 8 GA, 10 SV. B, Peg Ficks, 35 Min, 0 GA, 0 SV. B, Lindsay Gary, 24 Min, 0 GA, 0 SV. B, Amber Jimerson, 11 Min, 0 GA, 0 SV. Shots: B, 18-2. Penalty Corners: B, 7-4.
BATES FIELD HOCKEY ROUTS SIMMONS, 8-0
LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College field hockey team had two players record hat tricks as the Bobcats (6-3) recorded their highest scoring output since 1994 with an 8-0 victory over visiting Simmons College (2-10-1). First-year forwards Johie Farrar (W. Paris, Maine) and Julia Price (Mansfield, Mass.) each scored three goals in the first half to lead the Bobcats. Farrar got the outburst started by scoring twice within a 23-second span just over seven minutes into the contest, with Price picking up an assist to go with her three goals. By the time Farrar completed her hat trick, the Bobcats were up 4-0 with 21:03 left in the first half.
The Bobcats also got three assists and one goal from sophomore forward Ginny Hurley (Revere, Mass.). The three assists in one game were one short of the Bates single-game record. One particularly nice goal came when Hurley took a shot from outside the circle that was deflected by Shark goalkeeper Nicole Canzani (Lima, Peru) right onto Farrar's stick, and Farrar tucked the rebound home for the goal.
Bates goalkeepers Peg Ficks (Washington, Conn.), Lindsay Gary (San Diego, Calif.) and Amber Jimerson (Charlotte, Vt.) all saw time in goal, though none recorded a save. The Bobcats' nine-goal outburst came was their biggest since a 9-0 defeat of New England College in 1994. Bates, who has won six of their last seven contests, will travel to Henniker, N.H., on Sunday to face play New England College. The Pilgrims, at 10-1, were ranked 19th in the most recent NFCHA Division III national poll.