LEWISTON, Maine – The Connecticut College field hockey team came up just short against Bates by dropping a 2-1 decision to the Bobcats on Saturday afternoon at McDuffee Field.
Bates, which earned 13 penalty corners over the course of the game, scored its first when Isa Garcia-Moreno capitalized in the 15th minute. Camel senior captain Jamie Navoni (Northborough, Mass.) tied the match in the 28th minute with an unassisted tally, but the Bobcats had a quick answer when Riley Burns scored off Emma Patterson's feed just 5:23 later.
The Camels came out stronger in the second half and had its best opportunity to score in the 57th minute when the ball found junior Sophie Pollinger (Summit, N.J.) through a scrum. The forward had two point-blank looks at an open cage from about 10 yards out, but both of her shots were stopped within seconds of each other by reserve goalkeeper Ellie Bauer.
Bates (3-6, NESCAC 2-5) then turned it into high gear and took every single shot and penalty corner for the remainder of the contest. Mountford made five saves and the defense being anchored by senior Cara McConaughey (Scituate, Mass.) cleared five penalty corners, but it would not be enough, as the visitors had to settle for the one-goal defeat.
Adelae Durand only needed to turn away one shot to pick up the victory for Bates. Freshman Jackie Mountford (Sherborn, Mass.) made 10 saves in the losing effort for the Camels.
Connecticut College (2-9, NESCAC 0-7) will look to snap out of its skid when it hosts Endicott on Monday at 6 p.m.