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Field hockey team bests Connecticut College, 2-1

Bates (4-5, 1-4 NESCAC) responded in the 13th minute as senior Rachel Greenwood (Williamstown, Mass.) scored an unassisted goal, her fourth goal of the season. Congratulated by Morgan Maciewicz '10.

LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College field hockey team scored two goals in the first half and held off Connecticut College to earn its first NESCAC win of the season at Campus Avenue Field on Saturday.

Connecticut College (3-5 overall, 1-4 NESCAC) began the scoring in the fourth minute of the game. Sophomore Abby Hine (Madison, Conn.) scored her sixth goal of the season on a penalty corner,  assisted by junior Kristen Dirmaier (South Burlington, Vt.). 

Bates (4-5, 1-4 NESCAC) responded in the 13th minute as senior Rachel Greenwood (Williamstown, Mass.) scored an unassisted goal, her fourth goal of the season. The Bobcats continued to pressure the Camels, and in the 20th minute first-year Kelly McManus (Campton, N.H.) tallied the eventual game-winner, assisted by senior captain Abby Childs (Philadelphia, Pa.) on her second goal of the season. Bates held a 13-2 shot advantage at halftime. 

Though the Bobcats dominated play in the second half and doubled up the Camels' shot output at 10 to 5, neither team was able to net a goal. Bates sophomore goalie Katie McEnroe (Hockessin, Del.) and Connecticut College goalie Robin Edwards (Concord, Mass.) turned back seven shots each for the game. 

The Bobcats sported pink socks as part of their efforts to raise money to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The team successfully raised nearly $450 in two days toward the foundation's efforts to find a cure for breast cancer.

Bates will try for its second NESCAC victory at 16th ranked Trinity next Saturday. The Camels will host Babson on Thursday.

STATS: Bates 2, Connecticut College 1