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Bobcats of the week of Oct. 12, 2009

Sean Wirth '10
On a tough all-around day for the Bates football team on Saturday, a 31-7 setback at Williams College, senior tight endSean Wirth(Barrington, R.I.) was one of the team's bright spots.Wirth caught 10 passes for 102 receiving yards in the game, the highest total in both statistical categories since Dylan MacNamara '07 had 10 catches and 133 yards against Bowdoin in 2006.

Wirth is having an all-conference kind of senior season thus far for the Bobcats, leading the team in receptions (24), receiving yards (211) and receiving touchdowns (1). His 8.0 catches per game currently rank him fourth in the NESCAC, and his 70.3 receiving yards per game put him at ninth in the conference.

Wirth and the Bobcats play their second straight road game this Saturday at Wesleyan University.

Tina Tobin '12
With one career goal entering last week's action, Bates women's soccer team sophomore forward Tina Tobin (Lowell, Mass.) quadrupled those numbers with a three-goal performance over three games.Tobin scored two goals in the final 11 minutes of a 3-0 home win over the University of Southern Maine last Tuesday. Then in Saturday's game at Williams, Tobin's goal in the 88th minute knotted the score at 1-1 against one of the top teams in the region, though the Ephs were still able to escape with a win thanks to a last-minute goal.

Tobin and the Bobcats play at UMaine-Farmington on Wednesday, then at Wesleyan on Saturday.