Bowdoin 3, Bates 1
Bowdoin (9-4-1, 4-3-1 NESCAC) 1 2 3 Bates (10-3, 5-3 NESCAC) 1 0 1 Scoring BOW, 13:41, Rachael Gordon (Alison Lavoie). BAT, 37:28, Kate Dockery (Kelly Reed). BOW, 60:21, Hillary Smith (Shelly Chessie). BOW, 82:33, Lavoie (unassisted). Goalies BAT, Kim Martell, 90 min, 10 SV, 3 GA. BOW, Emily Rizza, 90 min, 10 SV, 1 GA. Shots: BAT, 14-13. Corner kicks: 3-3.
BATES' PERFECT HOME RECORD SPOILED BY BOWDOIN, 3-1
LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bowdoin College women's soccer team (9-4-1, 4-3-1 NESCAC) scored twice in the second half to hand the Bates College Bobcats (10-3, 5-3 NESCAC) their first home loss of the season, 3-1, in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play.
Bowdoin opened the scoring at the 13:41 mark when senior midfielder Alison Lavoie (Nashua, N.H.) sent a long pass to rookie forward Rachael Gordon (Wayland, Mass.) who beat Bates goalkeeper Kim Martell (Needham, Mass.) to the far post. Bates tied the contest with just under eight minutes remaining in the first half when sophomore Kelly Reed (Southwest Harbor, Maine) sent a free kick that slipped through the hands of Bowdoin keeper Emily Rizza (Pennington, N.J.), and onto the foot of Bobcat senior forward Kate Dockery (New York, N.Y.), who tallied her 14th goal of the season.
Bowdoin took advantage of a Bobcat defensive slip-up to score the game-winner as junior Shelly Chessie (Fredericton, N.B.) led an odd-man break, sending the ball to sophomore Hillary Smith (Denver, Colo.) in the 60th minute. The Polar Bears added an insurance goal late in the game when Lavoie's corner kick curled over the outstretched arms of Martell and into the net.
Both Martell and Rizza made 10 saves in the contest. With the win, Bowdoin clinched a berth in Sunday's NESCAC tournament first round at Bates, while the Bobcats, who are already in the tournament, now need to defeat Connecticut College on Saturday to claim the No. 2 seed in the tournament.
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