NEW LONDON, Conn. -- The Bates women's soccer team fell 3-0 at No. 16 nationally ranked Connecticut College on Saturday, with the host Camels controlling play from wire to wire.
Connecticut College (9-1-1, 5-1-1) outshot Bates 27-5 overall and 12-2 in shots on goal, earning its sixth shutout of the season. The Camels remain in sole possession of second place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
Bates (5-4-1, 2-3-1 NESCAC) lost their third straight game, all of them NESCAC contests played in the past eight days. The Bobcats are now tied for seventh place in the NESCAC with Bowdoin, who defeated the Bobcats earlier this week.
Kat Norton scored on both of her shots in the game, tallying her fifth and sixth goals of the season. Norton opened the scoring in the game's sixth minute on an assist from Mackenzie Kingston, then scored again with 30 minutes remaining in the game on a breakaway.
Caroline Kelleher netted the Camels' second goal, her first of the season, in the 29th minute.
Bates senior captain Sarah McCarthy (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) made nine saves in the game. Bryanna Montalvo made one save in 66 minutes of work for Connecticut College, and Sarah Williams added one save in 24 minutes.
Senior captain Hannah Behringer (Old Lyme, Conn.) attempted two of Bates' four shots in the game. First-year So Kim (Thornhill, Ontario) and senior defender Ainsley Jamison (Scarborough, Maine) both put shots on goal for the Bobcats.
The Bobcats return to Lewiston on Sunday for a non-conference game against Elms College on Russell Street Field at 2pm.