AMHERST, Mass. -- The Bates women's soccer team received a goal from junior midfielder Laura Jarry but fell 4-1 at Amherst College in a NESCAC game Sunday afternoon.
The host Mammoths (7-1-1, 3-1-1 NESCAC) scored twice in both halves and outshot the visiting Bobcats (2-7, 0-7 NESCAC) by a 23-4 margin.
"We saw a couple of old habits sneak into play today, and Amherst took advantage of them," said Bates head coach Kelsy Ross.
Amherst notched two goals early on to distance themselves from the Bobcats in the first half. Caleigh Plaut opened up the scoring in the 15th minute as she received a pass at the top of the box from Hayley Roy, where she turned and fired just under the crossbar. Amherst's second score came from Natalie Landau off a free kick, 30 yards out, that beat Bates sophomore goalkeeper Katherine Nuckols (Los Angeles, Calif.) on the inside post.
The Bobcats cut the deficit in half in the 41st minute, when Jarry (Calgary, Alberta) scored on an assist from first-year defender Abby Merk (Wilmette, Ill.). It is Jarry's second career goal and her first this season, and it is Merk's first collegiate point.
Maeve McNamara was able to find the back of the net in the 76th minute for her second goal of the season, off an assist from Sasha Savitsky. They were followed up three minutes later with the final mark of the game by Alex Juarez, who scored from an assist by Jordan Bailey.
Goalkeeper Antonia Tammaro made one save. Nuckols faced 13 shots for the Bobcats, making a career-high nine saves.
Bates returns to NESCAC play Saturday as they host Connecticut College at 11am, during Back to Bates Weekend.
"The improvements in our attacking movement (from the beginning of the season) resulted in more possession in our attacking third this weekend," said Ross. "We continue to be a encouraged by the resiliency and positivity of this team. The journey continues on Russell Street Field for Back to Bates weekend, where we hope fans will get out to support our team."