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Bobcats of the week of Oct 16, 2006

George Carr '07
Bates senior defenderGeorge Carr(Concord, Mass.) has played in 51 soccer games so far in his college career and logged thousands of minutes on the field. Yet he has been credited with a mere 15 shots taken over four years, and not until Saturday had he found the back of the net.On Saturday, Bates trailed defending NESCAC champion Wesleyan 3-1 with less than seven minutes left in the game. But junior Duane Pelz (Boulder, Colo.) scored to make it 3-2 and then, with 10 seconds left in the game and Cardinals defenders struggling to clear the ball from in front of their own goal, Carr raced into the penalty box and knocked the ball into the net. Bates and Wesleyan battled through two scoreless overtime periods, and the Bobcats became the first NESCAC team this season to deal the Cardinals (8-0-2, 5-0-1 NESCAC) anything but a victory.
Meg Coffin '07
From her sweeper position, Bates College senior Meg Coffin(Westford, Mass.) was the driving force behind the women's soccer team's three shutout wins in going 3-0 last week.On Monday, the Bobcats shut out Endicott, which was ranked No. 5 in New England, 5-0, limiting the Gulls to eight shots. In Bates' 1-0 win over Southern Maine two days later, the Huskies were limited to two shots. And in Bates' 1-0 NESCAC win over Wesleyan on Saturday, the Cardinals were held to nine shots.

Riding a four-game winning streak, Bates (9-3, 4-3 NESCAC) has climbed to No. 6 in the NSCAA New England Division III poll.