LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College field hockey team had to wait nine days to complete its first victory of the season, defeating Husson University by a 4-1 final after the game picked up from where it was suspended due to lightning on Sept. 9.
With Bates assuming its 4-0 lead with 10:52 left in the first period, Husson (1-4) scored the only goal of the final 46 minutes to narrow the final deficit to three goals. With 15:08 left in the second half, Hanna Jordan found the back of the cage on a penalty corner play, assisted by Olivia Plaisted.
Four different players scored for Bates (1-2) in the opening 24 minutes on Sept. 9. First-year Adah Lindquist (Wayne, Pa.) struck first on an assist by senior Claire Markonic (Millerton, N.Y.) in the sixth minute of the game, on the first shot of the game.
First-year forward Jessie Moriarty (Springfield, Mass.) got into the act with a goal in the 12th minute. Husson goalie Kaitlin Dolloff saved Moriarty's shot on a penalty corner, but Moriarty was seized upon the rebound and knocked it in for her first collegiate tally and a 2-0 Bates lead.
Senior captain Shannon Beaton (West Newbury, Mass.) made it 3-0 in the 21st minute, driving up the middle and taking advantage of a sagging defense, ripping a shot into the lower left corner after entering the circle.
Just before play was suspended, Markonic was awarded a penalty stroke and converted it for a 4-0 Bates lead.
The Bobcats had outshot the Eagles by an 8-2 margin to the point of suspension, and finished with an 18-6 advantage. Husson drew six penalty corners to Bates' four.
Bates goalie Cristina Vega (Needham, Mass.) finished with one save, while Dolloff finished with six saves.
Bates will host Thomas College in another non-conference contest Wednesday at 7pm.
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