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Brady scores for field hockey in loss to No. 2 Tufts

Brady

Beaton

Donaldson

McEnroe

MEDFORD, Mass. -- Senior Tamara Brown scored three goals and added an assist as No. 2 nationally ranked Tufts University defeated the Bates College field hockey team 7-1 at Tufts' Bello Field on Saturday.

Tufts came out gunning. Sarah Cannon got them going just 50 seconds in, wristing home a nice pass on a penalty corner from senior Tess Guttadauro. Behind Brown's offensive prowess, the Jumbos then took the game over. She scored three goals in 11 minutes - one with 30:39 remaining in the first, another with 26:33 remaining and finally the hat trick with 19:39 remaining to put Tufts up 4-0.

Tufts outshot the Bobcats 18-0 in the half and held the advantage on penalty corners 11-0. Senior goalie Katie McEnroe (Hockessin, Del.) made four saves in the half for Bates.

The second half saw similar results, but the Bobcats were able to break through on the scoreboard on a nice chip in by sophomore Michelle Brady (Milton, Mass.) on an assist from junior Lyndsay Beaton (West Newbury, Mass.). At the time, that made the score 5-1 Tufts 10 minutes into the second half.

McEnroe finished the game with eight saves for the Bobcats, while senior captain Zoe Donaldson (Bronxville, N.Y.) came up with a defensive save. Marianna Zak faced no shots in the first half for the Jumbos. Katie Stuntz saw the first action of her career at Tufts in the second half and made two stops for the victors.

The Jumbos move to 6-0 and 4-0 in NESCAC, sharing first place with Bowdoin. The Bobcats fall to 1-6 and 0-5 in the league. They are idle until hosting Williams next Saturday, during Parents & Family Weekend, at 11 a.m. The game will be viewable by live video streaming at First Team Broadcasting's Bates website.

STATS: Tufts 7, Bates 1