Connecticut College put in strong performances over the weekend, winning two of three games against Bates College as well as two volleyball matches. The Camels also hosted a cross country running invitational on Saturday. The following information was provided by William Tomasian, sports information director at Connecticut College:
Men's Soccer: Conn College 2, Bates 1
Senior Andrew Lee (Darien, Conn.) buried a penalty kick in the 72nd minute to lift the Connecticut College men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory against Bates College.
The Camels improve to 7-3-1 with a 4-3-1 record in the NESCAC, while Bates slips to 3-7 with an 0-7 mark in league action.
Sophomore Billy Hawkey (Pennington, N.J.) netted his team-leading fourth goal in the first half for the Camels. Nick Maghenzani (Allendale, N.J.) assisted on the marker.
Bates College junior John Murphy (Yarmouth, Maine) accounted for the visitors' score with a goal in the 33rd minute of action.
Junior Casey Marini (Hampden, Mass.) stopped six shots to earn the victory in goal for the Camels. Senior Greg Watts (West Chester, Pa.) made three stops for Bates.
"We are confident with our defensive play right now," Lee said. "Mike Crosby, Isaac Hancock and I have been playing together for a couple of years now. I can't explain how much Isaac means to this team right now. He's such a leader. Everyone relies on him so much."
Scoring that first goal on Tempel Green is a moment Lee won't forget anytime soon.
"Wow, scoring for the first time here on the green was truly amazing," Lee said. "On a Saturday afternoon, what more could you ask for!"
Women's Soccer: Bates 1, Conn College 0
Senior forward Tina Tobin (Lowell, Mass.) scored in the 64th minute of action and the goal stood up as Bates College held on for a 1-0 victory at Connecticut College Saturday.
The Bobcats improve to 4-4-2 with a 1-4-2 mark in the NESCAC, while the Camels slip to 4-6-1 with a 1-5-1 record in the league.
Junior Camille Smith (Henniker, N.H.) assisted on the difference maker for the visitors. Annie Burns (Topsfield, Mass.) posted the shutout with four saves for the Bobcats.
Connecticut College rookie net-minder Natalie Signor (Glastonbury, Conn.) made seven stops in the loss for the Camels.
The Camels had their best shot to tie the game in the 80th minute of action. Celia Alvarez (Saugus, Mass.) fired a shot from the 18 yard line but Burns was able to make a diving stop to protect the lead for the visitors.
Connecticut College will host Williams College Sunday morning for an 11:00 a.m. game in New London. Bates will visit Tufts for a noon-time NESCAC match up in the Bay State.
Field Hockey: Conn College 3, Bates 0
The Connecticut College field hockey team coasted to a 3-0 victory against Bates College in a NESCAC game played on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Saturday.
Senior Lauren Gaffny (North Andover, Mass.) and junior Brittany Fitzgerald (Ridgefield, Conn.) tallied first half goals and first year forward Jennifer Morgan (Orange, Conn.) added an insurance marker in the second stanza.
The Camels improve to 6-5 with a 2-5 mark in the NESCAC, while the Bobcats fall to 3-8 with a 1-6 mark in league play.
Rookie net-minder Becca Napolitano (Hamden, Conn.) stopped four Bobcat shots en route to the shutout. Sophomore Becca Otley (Cumberland, Maine) made eight saves in the opening half and was relieved by Jillian Conway (Andover, Mass.) who had 11 stops in the second half for the visitors.
Connecticut College held a 22-to-4 advantage in shots and enjoyed an 18-to-5 edged in penalty corners.
But both teams worked together to convey the most important message Saturday.
The Bates and Connecticut College field hockey teams partnered with the Play 4 the Cure Foundation to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer through the "Play Pink" initiative.
"Play Pink" is a nationwide, unified effort by field hockey teams to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the field, across campuses, in communities and beyond.
Both teams will play tomorrow at noon. The Camels will host Williams in New London while the Bobcats travel to Tufts for their noon-time match up with the Jumbos.
Women's Volleyball: Conn College 3, Trinity 1; Conn College 3, Wesleyan 1
The Connecticut College volleyball team earned a 3-1 NESCAC victory against Trinity College Friday night.
The Camels, ranked #7 in New England, upended the Bantams, ranked #8 in New England on their home court, improving to 13-6 with a 5-3 record in league play.
The Bantams had their winning streak snapped at four and slip to 13-4 with a 4-2 mark in the NESCAC.
Senior Amy Newman (Los Angeles, Calif.) notched a double-double with 26 kills, 12 digs, one ace, while recording just six errors to lead the visitors.
Senior Ally Terlizzi (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) anchored the Camel defense with a team-best 16 digs in the triumph. Bianca Smith (San Jose, Calif.) chipped in with 11 digs for the winning side.
Junior setter Katie Ketcham (San Francisco, Calif.) dished out 42 assists for Connecticut College.
On Saturday, the Connecticut College volleyball team earned a 3-1 NESCAC victory against Wesleyan University in a match played at Trinity College.
With the win, the Camels improve their record to 14-6 with a 6-3 record in the NESCAC. The Cardinals fall to 5-15 with a 1-6 mark in the league.
The game scores were 21-25, 25-18, 27-25 and 25-16 in favor of the Camels.
Junior right side Rachel Schroff (Palos Verdes, Calif.) registered a .680 hitting percentage in the match with 16 kills and just one error on 22 attempts. Schroff added five blocks and a pair of aces in the triumph.
Senior Amy Newman (Los Angeles, Calif.) erupted with 17 kills in the victory. Bianca Smith (San Jose, Calif.) added eight kills.
Ally Terlizzi (Mount Kisco, N.Y.) chipped in with 13 digs and Katie Ketcham (San Francisco, Calif.) finished with 37 assists for the winning side.
Cross Country Running
The Camels placed second in the 14 team field with a score of 75 points. The Owls of Division II Southern Connecticut State placed four runners in the top five to win the invitational with a score of 52 points. SCSU junior Brian Nill posted a time of 25:27 on the 8k course to win the race.
The College of New Jersey was third with a score of 99 points.
Connecticut College sophomore Mike Leduc (Canton, Conn.) paced the Camels with a second place finish, posting a time of 25:35. Senior Doug Wright (Darien, Conn.) finished sixth in 26:09, while junior Andrew Duarte (Rocky Hill, Conn.) placed 11th in 26:14.
All three Camels garnered All-Invitational honors for finishing in the top 15.
Junior Tim Murtagh (Rowley, Mass.) posted a time of 26:39 to finish 22nd. Alex Mavrovic (Thetford Mines, Quebec) was 34th with a time of 27:06. Patrick Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) posted a time of 27:27 to finish 49th.
Colin Gallant (Ashford, Conn.) placed 63rd in the field with a time of 27:40.
The women's team scored 325 points to earn an 11th place tie with Salve Regina University. Division I Rutgers University placed two of the top four finishers in the field to win the invitational with a score of 48 points.
Connecticut College senior Lindsay Paiva (Coventry, R.I.) paced the Camels on the 6k course with a time of 23:35 en route to a 37th place showing. Lianne Swanson (Franklin, Mass.) was 80th with a time of 24:51. Kerry Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) checked in with a time of 25:02 in 91st place.
Junior Michelle Wesley (Millwood, N.Y.) was the 102nd finisher in 25:17. Libby Maret (Sandy Hook, Conn.) posted a time of 25:35 to finish in 113th place. Heather Rochford (Red Bank, N.J.) was the seventh Camel finisher in 120th place with a time of 25:48.