For the first time this season, Bates scored first. After a Snow punt pinned the Cardinals on their own eight yard line, sophomore defensive lineman Brendan Cullen picked up his first sack of the season, dropping the Wesleyan QB in the end zone for a safe ty. Unfortunately, that was all the scoring the Bobcats could muster in the first half, as they entered the locker room down 14-2.
The 'Cats clawed their way back in the third quarter, however. Snow led them on a six play, 80-yard march, connecting on all five pass attempts for over 15 yards, including a 20-yard strike over the middle to junior wideout Tom Spiro (4 catches, 66 yds, 1 TD) and a 22-yard touchdown toss to sophomore tight end Ryan MacDonald (3 catches, 34 yards, 1 TD), cutting the Wesleyan lead to 14-9. The Cardinals scored the next nine points on a field goal and a touchdown with a missed extra point to go up 23-9.
With about eight minutes to go in the game, Snow was forced out of the game with a shoulder injury. Hooley entered the game for two drives. On the second, he led the Bobcats 88 yards on 8 plays in 1:30, including a 26-yard strike to sophomore tailback P.J . McGrail and catches of 20 and 12 yards for Spiro, the last for a touchdown. Unfortunately, the subsequent onside kick was recovered by the Cardinals, who hung on for 23-16 win.
The Bobcats dominated N.E.C. on Saturday, outshooting their opponent 23-2. Meghan McGrath and Rosie Lenehan scored the two Bates goals. The Bobcats' record now stands at 6-4.
On Saturday, the Bobcats scored three first half goals, including two within 35 seconds of each other. Breck Smith opened the scoring for Bates and Colleen McCrave made the score 2-0 only 35 seconds later. Meghan Lockwood assisted both of the first two go als and Julie Lundman tallied the final goal.
Gordon College scored its lone goal with ten minutes left in the game spoiling the Bates shut-out. The Bobcats' record now stands at 5-5.
The Bates golf team had one of their best outings of the season at the University of Southern Maine Invitational on Sunday and Monday. Tom Sargent shot the single best round of the tournament, a 75 on Sunday, but was unable to compete on Monday. Mark Behn shot a 160 (81-79) and was tied for third overall, while Jim Montgomery's 164 (85-79) tied him for 6th place. Also finishing strong was Mike Talmanson with a 169 (80-89). As a team, Bates finished 2nd to Husson by just one stroke, 658-659.
10/17 CBB Tourney @ Colby
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