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Women's soccer wins 9-0 at UMaine-Farmington

Amanda Sirianni '12 scored her second career goal on a free kick in the first half. (File photo)

FARMINGTON, Maine -- The Bates women's soccer team rolled to a 9-0 non-conference victory on Tuesday at UMaine-Farmington, Bates' most lopsided victory since an 11-0 win over St. Joseph's in the 2002 season.

Eight Bobcats scored goals, with only sophomore Kara Stefaniak (Needham, Mass.) scoring more than once. Stefaniak finished with two goals and an assist. Senior back Amanda Sirianni (Holliston, Mass.) netted her second career goal with a free kick, and senior Tina Tobin (Lowell, Mass.) got the scoring going in the 10th minute with her team-best sixth score of the season.

The Bobcats improved to 3-4-2 overall, with a trip to NESCAC rival Connecticut College slated for Saturday at 11 a.m.

Sophomore Abby Alexander (Harvard, Mass.), sophomore Jaimie Cappucci (Saugus, Mass.), senior Lauren Dobish (Chambersburg, Pa.), junior Sam Rose (Toronto, Ontario) and senior Courtney Talcott (Millbury, Mass.) also scored for the Bobcats. Recording assists were sophomore Julia Rafferty (Reading, Mass.), sophomore Rosie Hale (Winchester, Mass.), junior Camille Smith (Henniker, N.H.) and sophomore Wally Pierce (Weston, Mass.).

Beth Lebel (Lewiston, Maine) and Crystal Johnson (Cornville, Maine) split netminding duties for UMF with Lebel making four stops and Johnson five. The Beavers were outshot 33-8 in the match.

Senior Annie Burns (Topsfield, Mass.) worked the first 51:49 in between the pipes for Bates and finished with four saves. Sophomore Anabel Schmelz (Monmouth Beach, N.J.) finished out the shutout with one save over the final 38:11.

The Beavers slipped to 4-7-3 and are scheduled to host the University of Maine at Fort Kent Saturday at 2 p.m.

STATS: Bates 9, UMaine-Farmington 0