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Bates wins at Gordon in women's lacrosse, 17-8





WENHAM, Mass. -- Junior attacker Caroline Thomas (Barrington, R.I.) tied her career high with five goals to lead the Bates College women's lacrosse team to a 17-8 non-conference win at Gordon College on Wednesday.

Bates raised its record over the .500 mark to 6-5, while the Fighting Scots fell to 9-4. The Bobcats will play at NESCAC rival Tufts University on Saturday at 12 p.m.

Gordon College junior midfielder Annie Cameron (South Hamilton, Mass.) tallied her 100th career assist but the Fighting Scots fell to Bates College, 17-8, in non-conference action this afternoon at the Brigham Athletic Complex on the campus of Gordon College.

With two assists on the game, Cameron now stands just five away from the all-time career assists record at the college with three regular-season games remaining.

The Fighting Scots quickly took a 2-0 lead in the first half as senior midfielder Christine Arruda (Hampton, N.H.) scored her ninth goal of the season on a feed from junior midfielder Dani Zorn (Mercer Island, Wash.). Zorn added the second goal on an unassisted finish with 27:34 to play in the opening half.

The Bobcats came right back to knot the game at two goals apiece with unassisted goals from Molly Radis (Peaks Island, Maine) and Thomas with 23:24 showing on the clock. Bates’ Morgan Maciewicz (Marblehead, Mass.) made it a 3-2 contest before GC senior MaryRamsey Snell (Hollis, Mass.) tied the game once again with 16:07 to play in the half. The Bobcats would close out the half on a 5-1 run as Thomas added two more goals and the visitors led 8-6 at the break.

The Scots closed to within one, 8-7, in the opening minutes of the second half as Gordon College junior midfielder Annie Cameron (South Hamilton, Mass.) fed senior Amber Whalen (Colorado Springs, Colo.) in front of the net for the goal for Cameron’s 100th career assist. Radis got the goal back for the Bates less than a minute later and Arruda assisted freshman Veronica Pierce (West Hartford, Conn.) to make it a 9-8 game with 21:23 to play.

The Bates bench was just too deep for the Fighting Scots, as the Bobcats held the home team scoreless over the final 21 minutes and scored eight unanswered goals, including two from Thomas, three from senior Molly Wagner (Longmeadow, Mass.) and a pair from freshman Brianna Gross (Andover, Mass.) to secure the 18-7 victory.

The Bates defense forced 30 Fighting Scots turnovers and allowed GC to take just 19 shots. In goal for the Bobcats, first-year Mara Krueger (St. Louis, Mo.) made eight saves while Thomas took care of things on offense with five goals to lead all scorers.

Snell finished with three goals for the Fighting Scots while Cameron and Zorn each had two assists. In net, junior Chyanne Wilson (Pearl River, N.Y.), who leads the nation in save percentage, turned away 17 shots in defeat.

BOX SCORE: Bates 17, Gordon 8