Connecticut College 2, Bates College 1 Lee's Penalty Kick in 72nd Minute Vaults Camels Past Bobcats

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Senior Andrew Lee (Darien, Conn.) buried a penalty kick in the 72nd minute to lift the Connecticut College men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory against Bates College.

The Camels improve to 7-3-1 with a 4-3-1 record in the NESCAC, while Bates slips to 3-7 with an 0-7 mark in league action.

Sophomore Billy Hawkey (Pennington, N.J.) netted his team-leading fourth goal in the first half for the Camels. Nick Maghenzani (Allendale, N.J.) assisted on the marker.

Bates College junior John Murphy (Yarmouth, Maine) accounted for the visitors' score with a goal in the 33rd minute of action.

Junior Casey Marini (Hampden, Mass.) stopped six shots to earn the victory in goal for the Camels. Senior Greg Watts (West Chester, Pa.) made three stops for Bates.

"We are confident with our defensive play right now," Lee said. "Mike Crosby, Isaac Hancock and I have been playing together for a couple of years now. I can't explain how much Isaac means to this team right now. He's such a leader. Everyone relies on him so much."

Scoring that first goal on Tempel Green is a moment Lee won't forget anytime soon.

"Wow, scoring for the first time here on the green was truly amazing," Lee said. "On a Saturday afternoon, what more could you ask for!"

The Camels will host Williams College Sunday afternoon for a 2:00 p.m. game in New London.