WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Bates field hockey team played No. 18 nationally ranked Williams to a scoreless draw through one half, but the host Ephs conjured three goals in the second half for a 3-0 shutout win on Sunday.
Rachel Brissette got the Ephs on the board in the 38th minute, 2:50 after intermission, on an assist by Annie VanWagenen. Williams tacked on two goals to its lead in the 54th and 65th minutes, both scored by Hannah Goodrick.
All four of Bates' shots in the game -- one each by senior Shannon Beaton (West Newbury, Mass.), first-year Adah Lindquist (Wayne, Pa.), first-year Emma Patterson (Denver, Colo.) and first-year Jessie Moriarty (Springfield, Mass.) -- were on target, but turned away by Williams, three times by goalie Margaret Draper. Williams put 11 of its 20 shots on the Bates cage, with senior goalkeeper Cristina Vega (Needham, Mass.) making a season-high eight saves.
Bates will host Trinity in another NESCAC game on Saturday, Oct. 3, part of Back to Bates Weekend.
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November 30, 2015 Caroline O'Reilly named all-region in field hockey
October 28, 2015 Field hockey wins 1-0 at Colby, earns first playoff bid since 2010
October 24, 2015 No. 3 Panthers move past field hockey 5-0
October 22, 2015 Field hockey falls on penalty strokes at Southern Maine, 4-3
October 18, 2015 Amherst tops field hockey 3-0 with three first-half goals
October 17, 2015 Field hockey falls 5-0 to No. 16 Jumbos
October 14, 2015 Bates field hockey stuns No. 9 Babson, 1-0
October 10, 2015 Connecticut College tips field hockey, 1-0
October 7, 2015 Beaton, O'Reilly score as field hockey wins 2-1 at Endicott
October 3, 2015 Beaton powers field hockey to 2-0 win over Trinity
September 27, 2015 No. 18 Williams pulls away from field hockey in second half, 3-0
September 26, 2015 Beaton, Lough lead field hockey past Wesleyan, ending NESCAC drought
September 23, 2015 Lough's hat trick marks 4-0 field hockey win over Thomas
September 15, 2015 Field hockey holds No. 2 Bowdoin close for a half, falls 5-0
September 12, 2015 Field hockey plays well in 1-0 loss at Hamilton
September 9, 2015 Field hockey finishes suspended game vs. Husson with 4-1 victory
September 8, 2015 Youthful Bates field hockey team eager to go in 2015