May 2, 2000  

Contact: Adam Levin
Phone: (207) 786-6411


Bates 20, Babson 10
at Lewiston, Maine


LEWISTON, Maine - The Bates College women's lacrosse team (4-6) won for the second day in a row, defeating the visiting Babson College Beavers (6-9) , 20-10, on Lafayette Street Field today.

Bates jumped out to a 6-1 lead with eight minutes remaining in the first half and never looked back. The Bobcats were led by Blaine Hudson (Madison, Conn.), who matched her season high with six points. The team's lone senior, Hudson recorded three goals and three assists in her final regular season home contest. She was one of 10 Bates players to score a goal, and one of four to notch a hat trick. Other Bobcats with three goals were junior Erin Flynn (Newton, N.J.) and rookies Liz Lawler (Dublin, N.H.) and Kathrene Tiffany (Boston, Mass.). Sophomore goalkeeper Maria Sparks (Marblehead, Mass.) made 11 saves in her first start since March 31.

For Babson, senior Katie Matthews (Melvin Village, N.H.) had a game-high five goals, while junior Laura Hayes (Troy, N.Y.) added three goals. Rookie goalie Abby Howe (Sanborton, N.H.) made 12 saves in the losing effort.

			1	 2	 F
BABSON (6-9)		3	 7	10
BATES (4-6)		7	13	20

Goals: BAT - Blaine Hudson 3, Erin Flynn 3, Kathrene Tiffany 3, Liz Lawler
3, Jen Sall 2, Liz Coulson 2, Staci Bafford, Leora Seri, Suzanna
Andrew, Lauren Desiderio. BAB - Katie Matthews 5, Laura Hayes 3, April
Huff, Ashley Andre.

Assists: BAT - Hudson 3, Flynn, Tiffany, Sall, Coulson, Sarah Hughes.
BAB - None

Goalies: BAT - Maria Sparks (60 Min, 11 SV, 10 GA). BAB - Abby Howe (60
Min, 12 SV, 20 GA).


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