Simmons at Bates, Sept. 10, 1997
The Bates College Bobcats (1-0) opened their season with a strong
performance today, shutting out the Simmons College Sharks (0-1), 3-0.
Senior forward Jesse Klein
(Montpelier, Vt), last season's top goal scorer for the Bobcats led the
way with a pair of goals, while first-year midfielder Abby Lenhart
(Bethesda, Md.) had two assists. First-year forward Carlin Aloe (Pittsburgh, Pa.) had the
other goal, while junior Amanda Schall (Chevy Chase, Md.) had an assist. First-year goalie Peggy
Ficks (Washington, Conn.), making her first career start, and junior
co-captain Wendy Zimmerman combined to make nine saves in the victory.
Bates 3, Simmons 0
Simmons (0-1) 0 0 0
Bates (1-0) 2 1 3
Team H Time Player (assists)
B 1 22:30 Jesse Klein (Abby Lenhart)
B 1 15:31 Carlin Aloe (Lenhart)
B 2 29:25 Klein (Amanda Schall)
Player (team) MIN GA SVS SHOTS ON
Peggy Ficks (Bates) 35 0 3 3
Wendy Zimmerman (Bates) 35 0 6 6
Roxy Peters (Simmons) 70 3 12 15
Bates at Middlebury,
1997 - After getting off to a strong start on Wednesday, the Bobcats
(1-1) faced a tough opponent in perrenial power Middlebury (1-0) on their
home field and fell, 5-0. The Bobcats had a goal disallowed with 10
minutes left in the first half when junior Amanda Schall (Chevy
Chase, md.) was judged to have brought the stick too high on the
shot. Bates first-year goalie Peggy Ficks (Washington,
Conn.) made an astounding 22 saves, but was done in by a Middlebury front
line which featured an All-American who scored all five Panther
Middlebury 5, Bates 0
Bates (1-1) 0 0 0
Middlebury (1-0) 2 3 5
Scoring Summary: M, 1, Heidi Howard, 9:19; M, 1, Howard (Nina Johnson),
8:22; M, 2, Howard (Katie Whittlesey), 20:31; M, 2, Howard, 15:46; M, 2,
Goalkeeping: B, Peggy Ficks, 59 Min, 22 SV, 5 GA; B, Wendy Zimmerman, 11
Min., 5 SV, 0 GA; M, Laura Parmalee, 35 Min, 5 SV, 0 GA; M, Shannon
Macauley, 35 Min., 3 SV, 0 GA.
Shots: Bates 19, Middlebury 33.
Trinity at Bates, Sept. 20,
1997 - In their second straight game with a 1996 postseason qualifier,
coach Stacey Watts field hockey team (1-2) lost a difficult 2-1 decsion
to Trinity (2-0). The Bantams' only two goals came on penalty strokes,
while first-year forward Carlin Aloe (Pittsburgh, Pa.) redirected home a
shot from just inside the circle off the stick of junior Rosie Lenehan
(Concord, N.H.) with less than a minute remaining in the first half to tie
the game at one. First-year goalkeeper Peggy Ficks (Washington, Conn.) had
another outstanding game in goal, allowing just the the two penalty stroke
to get past, while making 27 saves.
Trinity 2, Bates 1
Trinity (2-0) 1 1 2
Bates (1-2) 1 0 1
Scoring Summary: T1, Kate Leonard, 27:19; B1, Carlin Aloe (Rosie Lenehan)
0:50; T2, Amanda Tucker, 9:24.
Goalie Saves: B, Peggy Ficks, 27; T, Kristen Skedd, 5.
Bates at Stonehill, Sept. 25,
1997 - Coach Stacey Watts got an outstanding performance from her
defense as the Bobcats posted a 1-0 shutout over Division II Stonehill
College Thursday. Junior Rosie Lenehan (Concord, N.H.) scored the only
goal of the game at the 25 minute mark of the second half. Stonehill
was on the wrong end of a controversial call later in the game when a
goal was disallowed because it was shot from outside the circle and not
touched before it went in the net. First-year goalkeeper Peggy Ficks
(Washington, Conn.) made 10 saves for her second career shutout.
Bates 1, Stonehill 0
Bates (2-2) 0 1 1
Stonehill 0 0 0
Scoring: B, Rosie Lenehan (Molly McMahon), 60:09.
Goalie Saves: B, Peggy Ficks, 10; S, Sisko, 21.
Tufts at Bates, Sept. 27,
1997 In a well played, back-and-forth game, the Bobcats (3-2)
score twice in the second half to defeat Tufts (2-3) for the first time
since 1994. In the first period, the Jumbo were able to convert a scramble
in front of the net into their only goal of the game. Sophomore Kate
Orellana (Middlebury, Vt.) notched the equalizer three and a half minutes
into the second half, converting a penalty corner from junior Amanda
Schall (Chevy Chase, Md.). Seven minutes later, First-year player Carlin
Aloe (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored her third goal of the season, redirecting a
shot from the top of the circle off the stick of classmate Nicole St. Jean
Bates 2, Tufts 1
Tufts (2-3) 1 0 1
Bates (3-2) 0 2 2
Scoring Summary: T, 1, 27:42, Becca Litt; B, 2, 31:32, Kate Orellana
(Amanda Schall); B, 2, 24:18, Carlin Aloe (Nicole St. Jean)
Goalie saves: B, Peggy Ficks, 11; T, Schell, 8.
Bates at Gordon, Oct. 2, 1997
- The Bobcats (4-2) extended their winning streak to three today by
defeating Gordon College on the road. Bates took a lead 20 minutes into
the first half on a goal from first-year forward Sarah McGrath
(Middlebury, Vt.) who converted a pass across the top of the circle from
sophomore Molly McMahon (Cumberland, Maine). The Scots tied the game in
the last seven
minutes of the half. Junior Rosie Lenehan (concord, N.H.) converted a
corner from classmate Amanda Schall (Chevy Chase, Md.) early in the second
half to put the Bobcats up 2-1. Gordon again tied the game, deflecting a
shot off a Bates defender seven minutes later. First-year forward Carlin
Aloe (Pittsburgh, Pa.), the team's leading scorer, notched the
game-winning goal with just over 10 minutes left in the game with an
assist from Lenehan. NESCAC Co-Player of the Week Peggy Ficks (Washington,
Conn.) made five saves in the win.
Bates 3, Gordon 2
Bates (4-2) 1 2 3
Gordon 1 1 2
B 1 15:31 Sarah McGrath (Molly McMahon)
G 1 6:24 Amy Bascom (Lisa Carlson)
B 2 29:17 Rosie Lenehan (Amanda Schall)
G 2 21:09 Tambrei Mentus
B 2 10:45 Carlin Aloe (Lenehan)
Goalie Saves: B, Peggy Ficks, 5; G, Mindy Pierce, 6.
Bates at Williams, Oct. 4,
1997 - The Bobcats (4-3) played well against the Ephs but were
unable to get on the board, falling 2-0. Williams first goal came off a
penalty corner in the first half. The second was scored on a three-on-one
breakaway. The Bobcats had several chances in close but could not convert.
First-year goalie Peggy Ficks (Washington, Conn.) had 18 saves in the
Williams 2, Bates 0
Bates (4-3) 0 0 0
Williams (6-2) 1 1 2
Scoring: W, 28:05, 1, Erin Burnett (Lauren Giola); W, 6:00, 2, Burnett
Saves: Williams, Julianne Austin 6; Bates, Peggy Ficks 18
Penalty Corners: W - 13, B - 8
UMaine Farmington at Bates, Oct. 8,
1997 - Junior Amanda Schall (Chevy Chase, Md.) scored her first
goal of the season and her second career overtime goal to lead the Bates
College Bobcats (5-3) to their fourth win in five games by defeating the
University of Maine-Farmington Beavers (5-5), 2-1. Schall's goal came
justover four minutes into the extra frame. Earlier in the OT, first-year
goalkeeper Peggy Ficks (Washington, Conn.) averted a Bates loss by coming
far out of the cage to break up a Beaver two-on-one break. Schall scored on
the ensuing trip down the field. The Bobcats got on the board first when
first-year forward Carlin Aloe (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored her team-leading
fifth goal of the season, redirecting a shot from classmate Sarah McGrath
(Middlebury, Vt.) with 20 minutes remaining in the first half. UMF
answered on a converted a rebound off a penalty corner at the 12:17
Bates 2, Maine-Farmington 1 (OT)
Teams 1 2 OT F
MAINE FARMINGTON (5-5) 1 0 0 1
BATES (5-3) 1 0 1 2
Tm. H Time Player (assists)
B 1 20:36 Carlin Aloe (Sarah McGrath)
UMF 1 12:17 Stacey Pinkham
B OT 10:54 Amanda Schall
Player (team) MIN GA SV
Peggy Ficks (Bates) 74 1 4
Erin Sylvia (UMF) 74 2 3
Elms at Bates, Oct. 13, 1997 -
Coach Stacey Watts' field hockey team (6-3) won their fifth game in six
tries, crushing Elm sCollege (0-8), 6-0, avenging a 2-1 overtime loss last
year. Junior Amanda Schall (Chevy Chase, Md.), who hadn't scored a goal
all season until notching the winner in overtime on Thursday, scored a
career high four in one game. Junior Rosie Lenehan (Concord, N.H.) was the
day's only other multiple scorer , picking up a pair of assists.
Goalkeepers Peggy Ficks (Washington, Conn.) and Wendy Zimmerman (Denver
Colo.) each played one half of the shutout.
Bates 6, Elms 0
Elms (0-8) 0 0 0
Bates (6-3) 2 4 6
Scoring: B, 1, Amanda Schall (Stephanie Hellert), 20:24; B, 1, Schall
(unassisted), 15:26; B, 2, Jaime deSimone (unassisted), 31:42; B, 2,
Schall (Rosie Lenehan), 24:00; B, 2, Schall (Lenehan), 23:05; B, 2, Molly
McMahon (unassisted), 12:35.
Bates at Connecticut College,
Oct. 18, 1997 - The Bobcats' (6-4) two-game winning streak came to a
halt as they fell, 2-1, to Connecticut College (5-6) on the Camels'
homecoming weekend. After a scoreless first half, the Camels opened the
scoring less then ten minutes into the second. They added a much-needed
insurance goal with 8:37 left in the game, because junior forward Amanda
Schall (Chevy Chase, Md.) scored her sixth goal in the last three games
with 4:10 left in the game. Conn College was able to keep the ball away
from the Bobcats' offense in the remaining time, however, to maintain the
win. First-year goalkeeper Peggy Ficks (Washington, Conn.) had 15 saves to
keep Bates in the game.
Connecticut College 2, Bates 1
Bates (6-4) 0 1 1
Conn. College (5-6) 0 2 2
Scoring: CC, Barbara Lovelace (Brett Wiss), 44:22; CC, Jaimie Atlas (Sarah
Stebbins), 61:23; B, Amanda Schall (unassisted), 65:50.
Goalie Saves: B, Peggy Ficks, 15; CC, Paige Holmes, 10.
Bates at New England College,
Oct. 20, 1997 - Senior forward Jesse Klein (Montpelier, Vt.) notched
her first career hat trick as the Bobcats (7-4) clinched a .500 record for
the second time in three years with a 4-3 win at New England College.
Klein, who scored twice against the Pilgrims a year ago, scored her first
two goals less than three minutes apart in the first half. NEC came
back to score the next two goals, one with under five minutes left
in the half, the other eight minutes into the second. Klein broke
the tie with 12 minutes remaining in the game, but it was junior forward
Amanda Schall's (Chevy Chase, Md.) team-leading seventh goal of the season
with 1:40 left which proved to be the game-winner when the Pilgrims scored
with 34 second left. Schall (Chevy Chase, Md.) assisted Klein's first
goal, while junior halfback Molly McMahon (Cumberland, Maine) assisted the
next two. Sophomore Stephanie Hellert (Washington, D.C.) assisted the
game-winner. First-year goalkeeper Peggy Ficks (Washington, Conn.) and
junior goalie Wendy Zimmerman (Denver, Colo.) split time in goal. Ficks
made eight saves and allowed one goal, while Zimmerman had 10 saves and
Bates 4, New England College 3
Bates (7-4) 2 2 4
NEC 1 2 3
B 1 24:24 Jesse Klein (Amanda Schall)
B 1 21:40 Klein (Molly McMahon)
NEC 1 3:17 Lindsay Drake
NEC 2 28:19 Courtney Lockhart
B 2 12:31 Klein (McMahon)
B 2 1:40 Schall (Stephanie Hellert)
NEC 2 0:34 Kristie Baldwin
Goalie Saves: B, Peggy Ficks, 35 Min., 8 SV, 1 GA; B, Wendy Zimmerman, 35
Min., 10 SV, 1 GA; NEC, Joy Ducey, 70 Min., 11 SV, 4 GA.
Bates at Colby, Oct. 25, 1997
- The Bobcats (8-4) equaled their highest win total in the past 11 seasons
with a 1-0 victory over Colby (3-9). After a back and forth game over the
first 60 minutes, junior forward Amanda Schall (Chevy Chase, Md.) picked
up her team-leading eighth goal of the season, knocking home the ball
through a crowd with 6:47 remaining. First-year goalkeeper Peggy Ficks
(Washington, Conn.) made 10 saves in her fourth shutout of the season.
The Bobcats have now won four out of five and are ranked fourth in New
England East action with two games remaining.
Bates 1, Colby 0
Bates (8-4) 0 1 1
Colby (3-9) 0 0 0
Scoring: B, 2, Amanda Schall (unassisted), 6:47.
Goalie Saves: B, Peggy Ficks, 10; C, Jane Stevens, 13.
Bates at Southern Maine,
Oct. 29, 1997
Bowdoin at Bates, Nov. 1,
1997 - The Bobcats (8-6) played well, but lost out on a chance for the
CBB title, losing to Bowdoin (10-4), 2-0. The Polar Bears first goal came
on a scramble around the net, while the second resulted from a penalty
corner. First-year goalkeeper Peggy Ficks (Washington, Conn.) made 15
saves in the effort.
Bowdoin 2, Bates 0
Bowdoin (10-4) 1 1 2
Bates (8-6) 0 0 0
BOW 19:43 1st: Heather Hawes (Katherine Bruce)
BOW 23:03 2nd: Johanna Babb (Bruce)
Bo, Dana Krueger 3; Ba, Peggy Ficks 15.