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No. 11 Wesleyan holds men's soccer at bay

Ethan Hirshberg '13 attempted a team-high three shots against Wesleyan. (File photo)

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- No. 11 nationally ranked Wesleyan University defeated the Bates College men's soccer team on Saturday by a 3-0 score, keeping the Cardinals undefeated this season and the Bobcats winless in NESCAC play.

Wesleyan's (8-0-2, 7-0-1 NESCAC) Rory O'Neil scored twice, sandwiching a goal he assisted, while Walter Rodriguez added a goal and an assist. Wesleyan only outshot Bates by a 17-10 margin and only attempted one corner kick in the game, but the Bobcats failed to put a shot on goal, allowing Adam Purdy to register a shutout with no saves. Senior Greg Watts (West Chester, Pa.) had six saves for Bates.

The Bobcats (2-6, 0-6 NESCAC) play host to Husson on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The game can be followed online via live video webcast and by live stats.

STATS: Wesleyan 3, Bates 0