Molly Wagner '08
LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College women's soccer team pulled away from visiting Endicott College with four goals in the second half for a 5-0 non-league victory on Monday.
The visiting Gulls (12-2, 9-0 CCC), three-time defending champions of the Commonwealth Coast Conference, suffered their most lopsided defeat since the 2003 season. Bates outshot Endicott by a 32-8 margin.
Junior midfielder Molly Wagner (Longmeadow, Mass.) scored the game's first two goals, and her first two goals of the season, while Endicott junior forward Paula McGinn (Lynn, Mass.), who entered the game with 21 goals, was held to three shots without a goal.
Sophomore goalkeeper Mia Lidofsky (Providence, R.I.) made five saves and shared the shutout with junior Nini Spalding (San Francisco, Calif.). Endicott senior Tina Loguidice (Hyde Park, N.Y.) made nine saves for the Gulls.
Wagner took a feed from sophomore Julie Brown (Lynnfield, Mass.) into the box and scored on a hard strike into the upper left corner in the 30th minute of the game for the 1-0 lead. She made it 2-0 three minutes into the second half by knocking in a Loguidice deflection.
Senior Jessie Gargiulo (Boxborough, Mass.) notched her fourth goal of the season on senior Mary Bucci's (Norfolk, Mass.) third assist of the year to make it 3-0.
Bates senior forward Kim Alexander (Cumberland, Maine), who was named NESCAC Player of the Week earlier in the day, got into the act with her ninth goal of the season on sophomore Jen Marino's (Methuen, Mass.) team-high fourth assist with 25 minutes to play. Marino then added her third goal of the year on another assist by Brown with under seven minutes to play.
Bates plays at the University of Southern Maine on Wednesday at 4 p.m.; Endicott will play at Nichols at the same time.