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Bobcats of the week of Sept. 20, 2010

Greg Watts '12
Bates junior goalkeeperGreg Watts'diving save of a laser shot by Bowdoin's Ben Denton-Schneider late in the second half was the highlight play of a thrilling 0-0 tie between the Bobcats and Polar Bears, which ended Bowdoin's seven-match win streak over Bates. Watts made 12 saves in the shutout, which was the seventh of his career. He made four saves, all in the second half, on Tuesday in a 2-1 non-league win over UMaine-Farmington, leading the Bobcats to a 1-0-1 record for the week with a save percentage of .941.For his efforts, Watts (West Chester, Pa.) was named the NESCAC Men's Soccer Player of the Week on Monday. Watts is Bates' first NESCAC Player of the Week since Oct. 27, 2008, when teammate Patrick Jackson (Durham, N.H.) won the honor.

Watts and the Bates men's soccer team play at Trinity on Saturday at 12 p.m., seeking their first conference win.

Jaimie Cappucci '14
The Bates women's soccer team's rookie forward Jaimie Cappucci(Saugus, Mass.) scored her first collegiate goal with 18:28 left in the second half against rival Bowdoin on Saturday, tying the game at 1-1 and sending the contest into overtime. Sophomore midfielder Sam Rose(Toronto, Ontario) sent a through-ball to Cappucci in the box, where the first-year knocked it in from about eight yards out, for Bates' first goal against the Polar Bears in the teams' past four meetings.Cappucci followed that performance this week with a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over Wellesley. She leads Bates (2-1-1) in scoring heading into this Saturday's NESCAC game at Trinity (11 a.m.).