NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College field hockey team fell to Bates by a 3-1 score in its annual Play4TheCure game on Saturday afternoon at Silfen Field.
Bates (4-5, NESCAC 2-4) scored three times in the opening half to pull away. Emily Gianunzio opened the scoring when she split the defense, dribbled around freshman goalkeeper Andi McGraw (Sheffield, Mass.) and fired the ball into the open cage in the ninth mnute. Jessie Moriarty then doubled the advantage by redirecting a shot that off a Camel defender's stick in the 21st minute, and Caroline O'Reilly added insurance just before the break for finishing a short pass which came from Emma Patterson.
Connecticut College, which still outshot the Bobcats by a 17-14 count in the contest, came out stronger in the second half and was able to get on the board in the 64th minute on a play that was started by junior Lauren Hirshom (Walpole, Mass.). Enya McGarry (Woodstock, Md.) received a short pass from the Camel defender and sent a dangerous ball inside the arc which was redirected by junior Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.) for the score. Unfortunately, the initial three-goal deficit would prove to be too much to overcome.
Adelae Durand was credited with the victory for Bates by making two saves in over 40 minutes of action. McGraw suffered the setback after redirecting five shots.
Connecticut College (3-8, NESCAC 1-7) will next host Wellesley on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m.