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Connecticut College 1, Bates College 0 Paiva & Pianucci Propel Camels to First NESCAC Win

Connecticut College 1, Bates College 0 Paiva & Pianucci Propel Camels to First NESCAC Win

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Katlyn Paiva (Rehoboth, Mass.) scored 1:56 into regulation to lead the Connecticut College field hockey team to a 1-0 NESCAC victory against Bates College here in New London today.

Paiva has tallied 13 goals in her first two seasons with the Camels. Sophomore forward Colbi Vaillancourt (Manchester, N.H.) made a nice feed to Paiva in the center of the circle to earn the assist on the difference making score.

The Camels improved their record to 2-9 and are 1-7 in NESCAC action. The Bobcats fell to 5-4 and 2-4 in conference action.

Rookie net-minder Lauren Pianucci (Glen Gardner, N.J.) made three saves en route to the first shutout of her career.

Cristina Vega (Needham, Mass.) stopped nine shots in the loss for the Bobcats.

The Camels received solid contributions from their entire defensive corps that included junior Maggie Wells (Darien, Conn.), sophomore Jacqueline Murphy (Danvers, Mass.) and first year defender Mackenzie Hilton (Madison, Conn.).

Amanda Jacobsen (Stafford Springs, Conn.) was active all afternoon up front on the forward line.

Senior forward Shannon Beaton (West Newbury, Mass.) recorded four shots in the loss for the visitors.

For the second straight year, Connecticut College Field Hockey Coach Chrissy Needham and the Camels hosted their Play4TheCure game today. The Camels raised funds for the National Foundation for Cancer Research.

 "Cancer has touched the lives of many of our student-athletes and our Play4TheCure game each year is a way for us to show our support for our loved ones lost to this terrible disease as well as those currently battling it," Coach Needham said.

 Bates will return home to host Babson Wednesday for a 4:00 p.m. game in Lewiston, Maine.

 The Camels will visit Eastern Connecticut State University Tuesday afternoon for a 4:30 p.m.