BIDDEFORD, Maine -- First-year Riley Turcotte gave the Bates women's soccer team an early lead but the University of New England Nor'easters rallied to win 2-1 Monday night in foggy conditions on Big Blue Turf.
The Bobcats (2-4) got out-shot 18-9 by the Nor'easters (5-1) on the night.
Early on, Bates gave UNE all they could handle. Sophomore Olivia Amdur (Chicago, Ill.) fired three shots on goal in the first 11 minutes of action, forcing UNE keeper Brielle Robinson to make three early saves.
At the 12:44 mark, a shot by junior Hannah Behringer (Old Lyme, Conn.) got blocked but less than a minute later Turcotte (Middletown, R.I.) scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season to put Bates up 1-0.
The Nor'easters responded by taking six of the next seven shots but did not find the back of the net until the 37th minute.
Brionne Turcotte found Anna Michaud who fired a shot from 25-yards out that went just under the cross bar for her first goal of the season, tying the match at one.
In the 45th minute, just before the conclusion of the first half, Ashley Sherman delivered a perfect cross from the right corner to Devon Wolfenden, who scored on a one-timer, giving UNE a 2-1 lead.
Neither team scored in the second half. Bates managed only three shots in the second half of action after tallying six in the first half. Robinson finished with six saves in goal for the Nor'easters while junior goalkeeper Sarah McCarthy (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) finished with three for the Bobcats.
Bates returns to NESCAC action this Saturday when they host Wesleyan at 11:00 a.m. on Russell Street Field.