Bobcats of the week of Sept. 14, 2009

Greg Watts '12
It wasn't the end result the Bates men's soccer team wanted in its season opener last Saturday against Connecticut College. But the Bobcats' 1-0 loss to the Camels was a solid effort that did nothing to tarnish the reputation of sophomore goalkeeper Greg Watts(West Chester, Pa.).Watts turned back 11 Camel shots, tying a career-high, in the loss. The sophomore is coming off an excellent freshman season in which he ranked sixth in the NESCAC in save percentage and seventh in goals-against average.Watts and the Bobcats will look to even their conference and overall records at 1-1 on Saturday at rival Bowdoin. On Sunday Bates hosts Husson University for a non-conference game at 1 p.m.
Olivia Schow '12
Bates junior middle blocker Olivia Schow(Costa Mesa, Calif.) had 11 kills and six service aces in a key win over rival Colby, and she went on to earn tournament MVP honors, the first of her career, at the Colby Invitational as the Bobcat volleyball team got off to a 4-0 start to the 2009 season.As Bates rolled to 3-0 wins over UMaine-Presque Isle, UMaine-Farmington and Husson and the 3-1 win over Colby, Schow had 24 kills with a team-best .475 hitting percentage, and also averaged a team-high 1.18 service aces per set.Bates hosts a NESCAC weekend this weekend, with its home opener against Trinity on Friday at 6 p.m. and an 11 a.m. match on Saturday against Amherst.