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Wiener's goal lifts women's soccer over Monks, 2-1





LEWISTON, Maine -- Rookie midfielder Emily Wiener (Portland, Ore.) scored the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute, 72 seconds after St. Joseph's College of Maine had tied it up at 1-1, to lift the Bates College women's soccer team to a 2-1 non-conference victory over the visiting Monks on Tuesday.

Bates (6-5-1) went ahead on its first shot of the game, in the third minute, and looked to make it a lopsided game, outshooting St. Joseph's 19-4 in the first half.

But the Monks (6-7-1) hung in defensively to keep the game at 1-0 until 9:37 remained in regulation time, when first-year Jessica Capozzi (Saugus, Mass.) evened the game up at 1-1 with her third goal of the season. First-year Ashley Beaulieu (Durham, Maine) took a shot that passed Bates junior goalie Annie Burns (Topsfield, Mass.) but was stopped by Wiener on the goal line. Capozzi was there to clean up the rebound and tie the game.

With 8:25 left, Wiener took a pass from junior Alix Vandeventer (North Attleboro, Mass.) and scored from the top of the Monks' penalty area for the eventual game-winner, Wiener's second goal of the season.

Vandeventer assisted on Bates' first goal as well, dribbling into the Monks' box from the left side and dishing to junior Tina Tobin (Lowell, Mass.) for an easy finish with 42:01 left to play in the first half. Tobin and Vandeventer are tied atop the team scoring list, with three goals and four assists for both players.

St. Joseph's first-year goalie Jaci Lorenzen (Windham, Maine) made 10 saves in the loss for the Monks, while Burns made two saves for Bates. It was the final home game for the Bobcats' lone senior, midfielder Meredith Poore (Duxbury, Mass.).

Bates plays at NESCAC rival Middlebury on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Stats and Play by Play: Bates 2, St. Joe's 1