LEWISTON, Maine -- Five different players scored as No. 16 nationally ranked Tufts University rolled to a 5-0 NESCAC victory over the Bates field hockey team on Saturday at Campus Avenue Field.
The Jumbos (9-4, 6-2 NESCAC) moved into third place in the NESCAC with the victory, while Bates (6-5, 2-5 NESCAC) is in a three-way tie for eighth place with Colby and Wesleyan.
Hannah Park, Dakota Sikes-Keilp and Hanaa Malik each contributed a goal and an assist to the Jumbos' cause, as Tufts outshot Bates 22-4 and maintained an 11-2 advantage in penalty corners.
The first half was played in the middle of the field for the most part, with Maggie Chapman's 11th-minute goal standing as the game's only score for the first 31 minutes. On Tufts' first penalty corner of the game, Celia Lewis's pass from the top of the circle found Park near the face of the goal, and her short pass to Chapman was knocked in at the left goalpost.
Sikes-Keilp scored her third goal of the season in the 32nd minute, knocking in a rebound from 8 yards away off of a Tufts shot blocked by a Bates defender, to give Tufts a 2-0 lead at the half.
Rachel Terveer scored her third goal of the season just 42 seconds into the second half, poking in an easy finish after a cross from Malik found its way across the face of Bates' goal.
Malik added her third goal of the year in the 54th minute to make it 4-0, redirecting a shot by Sikes Keilp on a penalty corner. Park tacked on her sixth goal of the year, taking advantage of a loose ball in front of the Bates net in the 60th minute.
Emily Polinski had two saves for Tufts and Libby DesRuisseaux played the final 16 minutes in goal. For Bates, starting goalie Cristina Vega made four saves, then was relieved by Katie Knox, who made five more saves in the final 32 minutes.
Bates hosts Amherst on Sunday at 1pm.
March 23, 2016 Field hockey recognized by NFHCA for academic excellence
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
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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