Bates 3, Southern Maine 0
USM (9-8) 0 0 0 Bates (8-5) 1 2 3 Scoring: BAT, 25:32, Kate O'Malley (Molly Metcalf). BAT, 48:45, Rachel Cochrane. BAT, 50:15, O'Malley (Krissie Whiting). Goalies: BAT, Kim Martell, 52 Min, 3 SV, 0 GA. BAT, Erika Esch, 38 Min, 2 SV, 0 GA. USM, Samantha Whitman, 54 Min, 7 Sv, 3 GA. USM, Ashley Newton, 36 Min, 7 SV, 0 GA. Shots: BAT, 29-7. Corners: BAT, 7-1.
O'MALLEY SETS BATES SCORING RECORD IN 3-0 WIN OVER SOUTHERN MAINE
LEWISTON, Maine -- Senior forward Kate O'Malley (Deephaven, Minn.) scored a pair of goals to become the all-time leading scorer in Bates women's soccer history as the Bobcats defeated the visiting Southern Maine Huskies, 3-0, on Lafayette St. Field.
O'Malley scored the record-breaking goal midway through the first half. After Bates goalkeeper Kim Martell (Needham, Mass.) stopped a point-blank USM shot, she punted the ball to junior midfielder Molly Metcalf (Walpole, Mass.). Metcalf sent it ahead to O'Malley 30 yards from the goal, where the senior beat her defender one-on-one and blasted it inside the far post past USM goalkeeper Samantha Whitman (Saxtons River, Vt.) for her eighth goal of the season.
The Bobcats scored twice in the first six minutes of the second half to put the game away. First-year fullback Rachel Cochrane (Belfast, Maine) scored from just outside the 18-yard line after intercepting a clearing attempt by the Huskies, putting the ball just under the crossbar. O'Malley added her second goal of the afternoon less than two minutes later, knocking home a rebound off the foot of first-year forward Krissie Whiting (Contoocook, N.H.).
With four points today and 119 for her career, O'Malley surpassed Bethany Maitland '89 for first place on the Bobcats' all-time scoring list. She is tied with Maitland on the all-time goals list with 49 career goals.
Martell and sophomore goalkeeper Erika Esch (Joplin, Mo.) combined to record five saves for the Bobcats' second straight shutout and sixth of the season. Whitman and first-year keeper Ashley Whitman (Fairfield, Conn.) each had seven saves in the losing effort. The Bobcats (8-5) conclude their regular season at Colby on Saturday, while USM's campaign is over at 9-8, the most wins in Husky women's soccer history. # # #