LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates women's soccer team held visiting Trinity scoreless in the first half but the Bantams tallied a trio of goals in the second half to defeat the Bobcats 3-0 Sunday at Russell Street Field.
Delaney Markham and Kelly Lucas teamed up to find Amelia Kroschwitz for the first score of the afternoon in the 55th minute to put the Bantams (3-5-1, 2-3 NESCAC) up 1-0.
Trinity added to its lead later in the half thanks to a pair of goals from Colleen Lux.
In the 73rd minute, the Bantams earned a corner kick and Lucas delivered a nice left-footed feed to Lux who headed it in from 10 yards out to extend the Trinity lead to 2-0.
One minute later, Olga Koszykowska lofted the ball ahead into the box and Lux collided with the Bates keeper, getting her head on it enough to nudge the ball toward the net. The Bobcats attempted to clear the ball before it crossed the goal line but were unable to, making the score 3-0 in favor of the Bantams.
The Bantams tallied 21 shots and 12 shots on goal. Junior goalkeeper Katherine Nuckols (Los Angeles, Calif.) made nine saves on the afternoon for the Bobcats. Lux recorded three shots, with two of them finding the back of the net. Meanwhile Markham recorded two shots on goal to go along with her assist.
Trinity held Bates (1-7-1, 0-5 NESCAC) to just seven shots. Senior Sarah DiPillo (Medway, Mass.) paced the Bobcats with a pair of shots while first-years Elizabeth Patrick (Ipswich, Mass.) and Cecelia Pilgrim (North Kingstown, R.I.) each recorded a shot on goal, forcing Trinity keeper Taylor O'Connor to make a pair of saves.
Trinity earned six corner kicks to Bates' one. It proved to be a very clean match, with only 11 combined fouls called throughout the afternoon.
The Bobcats look for their first NESCAC win of the season when they travel to Wesleyan this Saturday for an 11am match.