NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Bates College women's soccer team was edged 1-0 in a NESCAC contest this afternoon at Connecticut College.
The Bobcats are now 1-2-0 overall and 0-2-0 in NESCAC action, while the Camels (4-0-0, 2-0-0 NESCAC) won their fourth straight contest.
Bates is back in action tomorrow, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. The Bobcats host the University of New England for a non-conference match and their home opener on Russell Street Field.
Maya Johnson broke through for the Camels in the 34th minute, slotting the ball into the bottom left corner of the goal. Zoe Stublarec earned the assist on what proved to be the game winner.
With 21:35 left in the match, junior Katherine Nuckols (Los Angeles, Calif.) denied a scoring chance for the Camels. Her diving save kept the game at 1-0. She finished with five saves in all 90 minutes in goal for the Bobcats.
In the final two minutes of the game, the Bobcats held the ball in their offensive end. With just under two minutes remaining, sophomore Annie Doig (Wayne, Pa.) took a free kick after a Connecticut College foul. She lofted the ball into the box, but it was headed away by a Camel defender before any of the Bobcats could make a play. Bates was then awarded a corner with just under a minute remaining, but the Bobcats were unable to take advantage of the opportunity.
Katy Pelletier made two saves to earn the shutout for Connecticut College. The Camels finished with a 17-4 advantage in shots. Connecticut College logged eight corners, while Bates recorded four.