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Carter scores for field hockey team vs. No. 13 Tufts

Carter

Conway

McManus

Merck

LEWISTON, Maine -- No. 13 nationally ranked Tufts University turned a 2-0 halftime lead into a 5-0 second-half lead, en route to a 7-1 defeat of the Bates field hockey team on Sunday afternoon at Campus Avenue Field.

Lia Sagerman and Kayla Murphy scored two goals apiece for the Jumbos (10-2, 6-2 NESCAC), while Chelsea Yogerst and Brittany Norfleet added a goal and an assist apiece. Missy Karp recorded two assists.

Sophomore Lexie Carter (Saco, Maine) scored Bates' goal on a penalty corner, assisted by senior Kelly McManus (Plymouth, N.H.) after sophomore Polly Merck's (Beverly, Mass.) insertion.

First-year defender Jillian Conway (North Andover, Mass.), pressed into service as Bates' goalkeeper due to injuries to both goalies on Bates' roster, made 17 saves in the game.

Mariana Zak played the entire game in goal for Tufts, but went without a save. Tufts back Emily Cannon, however, made a defensive save on a shot by Kelly McManus in the opening minutes of the game that was headed for the left side of the Jumbo goal.

Murphy got the Jumbos on the board after the first 17 minutes of the game went scoreless, tipping in a shot by Karp that traveled toward the goal from a tough angle on the right.

Lindsay Griffith's goal made it 2-0 with 2:14 left in the first half, after Rachel Gerhardt passed it to her across the outside edge of the semi-circle on a penalty corner.

The Jumbos outshot the Bobcats by a 44-5 margin and had 13 penalty corners to Bates' three.

Bates (3-9, 1-7 NESCAC) next plays host to Middlebury on Saturday at 11 a.m. The game can be followed online via live video webcast.

Stats and Play by Play: Tufts 7, Bates 1