LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College field hockey team built a 3-0 lead and held off Husson College 3-2 in a non-conference matchup Wednesday at Campus Avenue Field. Bates raised its record to 3-5 overall, while Husson dropped to 1-5.
Bates sophomore forward Sema Kazarian (Providence, R.I.) scored the only goal of the game's first 58 minutes, finding the right corner of the net 11 minutes left in the first half.
Bates turned up the heat in the second half with 19 shots after maintaining a 9-4 edge in the first period. Senior Rachel Greenwood (Williamstown, Mass.) finally gave the Bobcats some breathing room with 11:35 left in the game when she scored unassisted on the rebound of her own shot.
Kazarian made it 3-0 50 seconds later with another unassisted goal, her team-best sixth of the season.
The Eagles made things interesting with two straight goals in the final eight minutes. Senior Erin Nason (Unity, Maine), stationed near the left goalpost, slammed home a Lorri Hiltz (Norridgewock, Maine) assist with 7:45 left in the game. Sophomore Skye Ellis (Belfast, Maine) closed the gap to 3-2 with 1:55 remaining, knocking in a rebound.
Bates sophomore Katie McEnroe (Hockessin, Del.) played the first half in goal, making 2 saves and allowing no goals. Junior Helena Turner (Manchester, Mass.) played the second half and made four saves. Sophomore Caroline Bochtler (Turner, Maine) made three saves, all in the second half, for Husson.
Bates will play host to NESCAC rival Connecticut College Saturday at 12 noon, as part of Parents & Family Weekend.