BEVERLY, Mass. -- The Bates field hockey team got goals from Shannon Beaton and Caroline O'Reilly, then withstood a late Endicott goal to pick up a 2-1 non-conference victory Wednesday night at Endicott College.
Bates (5-3) won for the fifth time in six games. It is the Bobcats' second straight win, with both of them coming against opponents with winning records at the start of the game.
Endicott (7-6) faced a 2-0 deficit for 43 minutes of the 70-minute contest before cutting the deficit in half off the stick of Samantha Crowley with 7:29 left in the game.
Beaton (West Newbury, Mass.) scored her team-high sixth goal in the first minute of the game, getting her shot to roll past Endicott goalie Rose Bradley for the 1-0 advantage. The goal was the captain's fifth in the past four games, and the 15th of her career.
Bates doubled its lead in the 20th minute, as O'Reilly (Longmeadow, Mass.) found the back left of the goal from a wide angle to the right, her first goal this season. Sophomore midfielder Lauren Foster (Pawling, N.Y.) assisted on the goal for her first career point.
The Bobcats outshot the Gulls 11-9 and had 11 penalty corners to Endicott's five.
Senior captain Cristina Vega (Needham, Mass.) made two saves in earning her fourth victory of the season. Bradley made three saves for the Gulls.
Bates will play at Connecticut College on Saturday at noon.
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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
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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
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