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April 2, 2008

Bobcats dominate Mules in men's lacrosse, 9-2

Paddock

Simon

Wade

Medeiros

Blake

Morin

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Senior captain goalie Will Paddock (Denver, Colo.) finished with 16 saves and had a shutout for more than three quarters as the Bates College men's lacrosse team took a 9-2 win over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Wednesday night at Bill Alfond Field.

Bates (3-6 overall, 2-3 NESCAC) won every quarter against the rival Mules (5-2, 2-2 NESCAC).

Senior Justin Simon (Canaan, N.H.) paced the Bobcats with a pair of goals. Junior Les Wade (Randolph, N.J.), senior captain Mike Medeiros (Concord, Mass.), and senior captain Craig Blake (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) all had one goal and one assist. Senior captain Brent Morin (Hanover, N.H.) also had a pair of points with two assists.

Bates only led 1-0 after the opening quarter, but scored three times in the first 10:24 of the second quarter to go up 4-0 at halftime. The Bobcats extended the lead to 5-0 after three quarters.

Colby cut the lead to 6-2 with 9:50 left in the game, but Bates scored the final three goals in the last 5:32 of play to pull away again.

Todd Boertzel (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) and Whit McCarthy (Darien, Conn.) had goals for the Mules.

Bates next plays at NESCAC rival Connecticut College Saturday at 2 p.m.

BOX SCORE: Bates 9, Colby 2

Bates College

2 Andrews Road

Lewiston, ME 04240

Phone: 1-207-786-6255

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