MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- Senior Shannon Beaton scored the game-tying and go-ahead goals for the Bates College field hockey team, propelling a 3-1 NESCAC victory at Wesleyan University on Saturday, the Bobcats' first conference win of the year.
Bates (3-2, 1-2 NESCAC) also got an insurance goal from first-year Taylor Lough, Lough's fourth goal this week.
After Lauren Yue put the Cardinals (2-5, 0-2 NESCAC) on top in the 11th minute, Beaton (West Newbury, Mass.) answered in the 15th minute with her second goal this season. The captain notched another unassisted tally in the 47th minute of the game for a 2-1 Bates lead.
Lough (Little Compton, R.I.) scored in the 57th minute on an assist by sophomore Caroline O'Reilly (Longmeadow, Mass.), giving Bates three goals on eight shot attempts. The first-year forward scored three times in Bates' 4-0 win over Thomas on Wednesday.
The win snapped a 14-game winless streak in conference games for the Bobcats, dating back to a 2-1 defeat of Connecticut College on Oct. 5, 2013.
Bates' weekend on the road takes the Bobcats to Williams on Sunday for a noon start.
Senior Cristina Vega (Needham, Mass.) had one save in net for Bates, which outshot Wesleyan 8-7 and accumulated eight penalty corners to the Cardinals' six. Sara Grundy had four saves for Wesleyan.
March 23, 2016 Field hockey recognized by NFHCA for academic excellence
November 30, 2015 Caroline O'Reilly named all-region in field hockey
October 28, 2015 Field hockey wins 1-0 at Colby, earns first playoff bid since 2010
October 24, 2015 No. 3 Panthers move past field hockey 5-0
October 22, 2015 Field hockey falls on penalty strokes at Southern Maine, 4-3
October 18, 2015 Amherst tops field hockey 3-0 with three first-half goals
October 17, 2015 Field hockey falls 5-0 to No. 16 Jumbos
October 14, 2015 Bates field hockey stuns No. 9 Babson, 1-0
October 10, 2015 Connecticut College tips field hockey, 1-0
October 7, 2015 Beaton, O'Reilly score as field hockey wins 2-1 at Endicott
October 3, 2015 Beaton powers field hockey to 2-0 win over Trinity
September 27, 2015 No. 18 Williams pulls away from field hockey in second half, 3-0
September 26, 2015 Beaton, Lough lead field hockey past Wesleyan, ending NESCAC drought
September 23, 2015 Lough's hat trick marks 4-0 field hockey win over Thomas
September 15, 2015 Field hockey holds No. 2 Bowdoin close for a half, falls 5-0
September 12, 2015 Field hockey plays well in 1-0 loss at Hamilton
September 9, 2015 Field hockey finishes suspended game vs. Husson with 4-1 victory
September 8, 2015 Youthful Bates field hockey team eager to go in 2015