NEW LONDON, Conn.--Four different Bobcats scored as the Bates College field hockey team rallied for a 4-1 NESCAC victory over Connecticut College this afternoon.
The Bobcats are now 2-1 overall and 2-1 in NESCAC play. The Camels fall to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in conference action.
Connecticut College scored first just 9:47 into the game. Meghan Gazard found the back of the goal after a pass from Gillian Iacobucci.
The Bobcats evened the score late in the second period. With 45 seconds left in the opening half, first-year Kami Lambert (Augusta, Maine) tied things up for Bates. It was Lambert's first collegiate goal. Bates would score one goal in the third period and add two in the fourth to secure the victory.
Junior Emily Gianunzio (Darien, Conn.) took advantage of a penalty corner to put the Bobcats on top 9:51 into the third period. It was her first goal this season. First-year Paige Cote (Auburn, Maine) scored Bates' third goal in the 56th minute. She maneuvered around her defender and fired her shot into the far corner of the goal for her second goal this fall. With 1:11 remaining, junior Elsbeth Caulo (Amherst, N.H.) added the final goal of the game, her first of the season, off a penalty corner, and senior Victoria McGee (Scarsdale, N.Y.) earned the assist.
Sophomore Ellie Bauer (Denver, Colo.) played the opening 30 minutes for Bates and made two saves. First-year Grace Biddle (State College, Pa.) came in for the second half and finished with one save. Jackie Mountford played all 60 minutes in goal for the Camels and made 11 saves.
The Bobcats finished with a 20-6 advantage in shots. Bates logged 11 corners, while Connecticut College had three.
The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, Sept. 15, when they travel to Endicott for a non-conference contest at 1 p.m.