LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates women's soccer team came back from a 1-0 deficit with three goals in the second half, defeating UMaine-Farmington 3-1 in a non-conference game played at Garcelon Field.
McKenna Brodeur, the Beavers' (4-8-1) leading scorer entering the game with five goals and eight assists, put the visitors ahead 1-0 in the 10th minute with a laser from 35 yards away that cleared the reach of Bates first-year goalie Elizabeth Crawford (Indianapolis, Ind.) and tucked inside the near (left) post. Emily Boyle earned the assist on her throw-in to Brodeur.
It was the only shot attempted by UMF in the half, but the visitors took the lead into intermission in spite of a 12-1 disparity in shots. Beavers goalie Callie Hammer made five saves in the half to preserve the lead.
Bates senior Sarah DiPillo (Medway, Mass.) evened the game in the 61st minute with her team-high third goal of the season and the eighth of her career. Bates junior Caroline Bogue (Glastonbury, Conn.) tracked down a long forward pass from senior defender MacKenzie Kelly (Dallas, Texas) and outraced a UMF defender into the penalty area. With Hammer charging forward at her, Bogue centered the ball. The pass was tipped by a defender, but DiPillo backed up to gather it and measure her shot into the bottom right corner.
Bates senior Riley Turcotte (Middletown, R.I.) followed with the 13th goal of her career in the 74th minute, giving Bates the lead for the first time. Sophomore defender Annie Doig (Wayne, Pa.) served up a long free kick into the middle of the box, where Turcotte ran forward to meet it with a perfectly timed jump and headed it into the right corner of the goal. Doig notched her first career point on the play.
First-year Elizabeth Patrick's (Ipswich, Mass.) goal in the 86th minute made it 3-1. A clearing ball sent by UMF went straight to senior Laura Jarry (Calgary, Alberta), camped 25 yards in front of the Beaver goal. Jarry one-touched a perfect pass to Patrick, who carried into a clear spot and unleashed a low left-footed shot into the right corner. The goal was Patrick's second of the season.
The Bobcats outshot the Beavers by a 36-3 margin, including 24-2 in the second half, and had an 8-0 edge in corner kicks. Hammer made 13 saves for UMF, while Crawford made no saves but picked up her first career win in her first career start.
Bates (2-8-1) will next play at Williams Saturday at 11am. UMF hosts SUNY Canton Saturday at 2:30pm.