UNE edges women's soccer 1-0 in Bobcats' home opener

Adelaide Armah and the Bates women's soccer team fell 1-0 to the University of New England on Sunday, September 15, 2019. (Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

LEWISTON, Maine -- Katie Beaudoin found the back of the net in the 32nd minute and the University of New England held on from there to defeat the Bates women's soccer team by a score of 1-0 Sunday afternoon on Russell Street Field. 

UNE's lone score came when Beaudoin took the ball from a Bates defender in the box and launched a shot top shelf to the back left corner of the net to put the Nor'easters (3-0-2) up 1-0 over the Bobcats (1-3).

Jenna Pannone made eight saves between the pipes for UNE while junior Katherine Nuckols (Los Angeles, Calif.) recorded three saves for Bates. 

The Bobcats out-shot the Nor'easters by a count of 19-7 on the afternoon, particularly controlling the second half when they out-shot UNE 11-2.

But none of those shots found the back of the net. First-year Elizabeth Patrick (Ipswich, Mass.) recorded four shots, two on goal. And junior So Kim (Thornhill, Ontario) tallied three shots, two on goal. Senior Sarah DiPillo (Medway, Mass.) and junior Elizabeth Bennett (London, U.K.) both tallied three shots, one on goal each. 

In the 83rd minute, Bates had one of its best chances of the match when Kim headed a cross that beat the keeper but ended up just wide left of the net. Bates kept the pressure on, but Pannone made a pair of key saves late to help UNE hang on for the win. 

The Bobcats look to get back on the winning track this Saturday when they visit Babson for a match that gets underway at 11:30am.