Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bobcats on a Roll

The Bobcats earned two big wins this weekend over Smith (6-0) and UConn (5-2). After beating Smith 5-1 last weekend at home, Bates traveled to MA for a rematch. Kara Sullivan '10 opened the scoring with 4 minutes left in the first period, and Sammi Landino '13 scored just 17 seconds later on a breakaway. Sullivan got her second goal of the game halfway though the second period. Shauna Mulvihill '12 stepped up on forward and earned a goal, while Kathleen Boyland '11 scored two in the third to bring the final score to 6-0. Lauren Slipp '10 had three assists in the win, and Kailey Worboys '13, Annie Cravero '13, and Boyland chipped in with one apiece. Chelsea Bolton '12 played a solid game in net for the shut-out.

Bates continued their winning streak with a 5-2 win over UConn at home on Sunday. Down 1-0 late in the first, Liz Lawson '13 found the back of the net with 43 seconds left to tie the game. Bates came out hard in the second and took the lead again thanks to Nola Palombo '10. UConn fought back with a goal of their own, but Lauren Slipp '10 put Bates back on top with 4 minutes left in the second. Rachel Laaff '10 added a powerplay goal at the beginning of the third, and Kara Sullivan '10 had a nice tip in to end the game at 5-2. Slipp earned three assists, and Sullivan, Jenny Tu '13 and Sammi Landino '13 each contributed one. Chelsea Bolton had another great game in goal to secure the Bobcat victory.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weekend of Mixed Results

Saturday, the Bobcats traveled to Burlington, VT to take on the University of Vermont (UVM) Catamounts. After enjoying views of the frozen Lake Champlain and doing some rink hopping, the Bobcats came out strong and led 1-0 after one period. Difficulties in the final period resulted in UVM securing a 4-1 victory.

After returning home after a long road trip, Bates came out roaring at home against Smith on Sunday, dominating control of the puck. Scoring contributions by many first-years led to a 5-1 victory for Bates.

Next weekend, the Bobcats will travel to Western Massachusetts to take on Smith again before returning home to face UConn.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

UVM Game Location Change

The game on Saturday at UVM will be played on the shores of Lake Champlain at Leddy Arena (not at Cairns Arena, as previously reported).

Monday, January 18, 2010

Showcase Results

In a hockey-filled weekend at Underhill Arena, the Bobcats gave their home crowd plenty of excitement as they competed and hosted the showcase tournament. Friday evening, Bates fell to the University of Maine, 1-5, in a non-league game. Eve Boonseng '11 provided the Bobcats' lone goal as Kristy Zera '12 minded the net. Saturday afternoon, the Bobcats met their first competitors from Delaware Valley, defeating the University of Maryland 7-3. Sunday morning, the Bobcats were down 1-2 against American University, but came back with less than a minute left in the game to tie things up 2-2. The score remained tied after overtime. Concluding her season in style was Eve Boonseng '11, who will soon be leaving Maine to study abroad in South Africa.

Thanks again to all the teams for coming to the showcase, especially those who had a long trek to make.