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Women's soccer ties unbeaten Trinity on the road, 1-1

Tina Tobin scored her second goal of the young season to put the Bobcats ahead. (File photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Bates College women's soccer team picked up another conference point against unbeaten Trinity in a NESCAC women's soccer match on Sunday, tying the Bantams 1-1.

Bates struck first when sophomore midfielder Jaimie Cappucci (Saugus, Mass.) fed senior co-captain Tina Tobin (Lowell, Mass.) to break the scoreless tie 20:46 into the contest. Trinity's Jenny Ley then hit Katie Giberson in front of the Bates goal to tie the game with just under four minutes remaining in an exciting first half that saw the squads combine for 20 shots and the goalkeepers total 12 saves between them.

Trinity stays unbeaten at 3-0-1 and moves to 1-0-1 in the NESCAC, while Bates is now 0-2-2, both overall and in the league.

Trinity senior Lily Pepper (Princeton, N.J.) and Bates senior co-captain Annie Burns (Topsfield, Mass.) stopped six shots apiece in the first half and combined for nine more in the second stanza while holding each team without a goal through the second 45 minutes. Burns added game-saving stops against Trinity forward Leigh Howard and Giberson in the first overtime.

Bobcat senior Courtney Talcott (Millbury, Mass.) came up with the Bobcats' closest chance to score in the first overtime, just missing wide left on a hard shot from the top of the box in the 93rd minute. There were few scoring opportunities in the second extra period, although Ley and Giberson nearly connected once more with two seconds on the clock but Giberson's one-timer off pass from the right wing by Ley was just wide right as time expired.

Bates plays at Saint Joseph's College of Maine on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the team's first non-conference game of the season. The game can be followed by live video webcast and via live stats.

STATS: Bates 1, Trinity 1