The Week That Was in Bates Sports

November 5-12, 1995

Bates Football Downed By Hamilton, Capture Part of CBB Title

The Bates College Football team fell to Hamilton College, 34-14, ending their season. Despite their losing effort, the Bobcats gained a share of the CBB title, as Bowdoin defeated Colby, 24-3.

In the first quarter, the Bobcats had an early turnover which led to a Hamilton touchdown to start the game. But they recovered on an 80-yard drive with first-year fullback Jon Schlafman scoring on a one-yard plunge into the endzone. The Bobcats tied it up with the extra point from Wes Matthews. Hamilton fumbled the kickoff giving the Bobcats good field position and another opportunity to score. But Hamilton stopped the Bobcats, and Matthews missed a field goal, which kept the score even. The second quarter saw Hamilton score again to take a 14-7 halftime lead.

Hamilton came out running in the second half, scoring on just their second play from scrimmage on a 56-yard run from Scott Milleisen, his third touchdown of the day. Bates scored again on a 33-yard pass from junior wide receiver Wyatt Crosswhite to Joe Cugini to cut the Hamilton lead to a touchdown. But the fourth quarter saw Hamilton pull away, scoring two touchdowns and sealing the victory.

For the Bobcats, P.J. McGrail rushed for over 100 yards for the second consecutive week, tallying up 144 yards on 27 carries. First-year Shawn Nee also had a 100 yard performance, with 109 yards on 17 carries. Junior wide receiver Tom Spiro caught 5 passes for 88 yards.

Bates finishes their season at 1-7, and earns a spilt of the CBB crown with Colby and Bowdoin with their streak-ending victory over Bowdoin.

Cross Country Teams Compete in NCAA New England Qualifiers

The Bates College cross country teams competed in the NCAA New England Qualifying Meet, with the women finishing third and the men finishing ninth overall. The women's third place finish qualified them for the NCAA Championships. First-year student Adelia Myrick was the top finisher for the Bobcats, running a time of 18:49, and finishing 10th. Bates also took the 21st and 22nd spots as well, with Abigail Phelps and Melissa Leier finishing respectively. For the men, Justin Freeman qualified for nationals individually with a 10th place finish out of 195 runners. The runners will travel to Wisconsin to compete at the national level.
Up Next:
11/18 NCAA Championships @ University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse

Volleyball Loses in the First Round of the ECAC Tournament

The Bates College Volleyball team was knocked out in the first found of the ECAC Tournament, losing to Tufts, 13-15 in the fifth and deciding game of the match. The Bobcats finished the season with a record of 24-19.

Bates Begins Winter Athletics

The winter athletic season is getting underway this weekend, with almost all of the teams in competition. The men's basketball team is at the Plattsburgh St. Tournament in Plattsburgh, New York on the 17th and 18th of November. The women's basketball team is at the University of Maine at Farmington for a tournament on the 17th and 18th as well. The swim team will host Clark University on the 19th. The men's squash team will compete at the Williams Invitational the 16th through the 18th. The women's squash team will host Middlebury on the 19th.

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