Strong Second Half Lifts Bates over Terriers

Strong Second Half Lifts Bates over Terriers

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College women's soccer team fell to Bates College, 6-1, in non-conference action on Wednesday night at Smith Field.

The Bobcats extend their unbeaten streak to four games at 5-1-1 while the Terriers snap their two-game streak at 2-7 (1-2 NAC).

Bates controlled play in their offensive end as they outshot the Terriers in the first half 20-0.  Thomas goalkeeper Nikki Bradstreet (Topsham, Maine) made eight saves on nine shots on goal, holding the Bobcats to one goal. 

Bates opened the scoring in the 29th minute as Adena Bernot sent a centering pass to So Kim in the box.  Kim's header went off the crossbar and in for a 1-0 lead before the break.

The Bobcats offense took over in the second half as Olivia Amdur netted back-to-back goals in the 50th and 54th to bring their lead to 3-0.  Bates added another goal just under three minutes later as Sarah DiPillo ripped a shot inside the left post from out front.  Riley Turcotte added a goal in the 61st while Charlotte Alberts tallied the final Bobcats marker in the 68th minute.

Thomas broke the shutout in the 70th minute as Molly Carroll's (Southwest Harbor, Maine) free kick from 25 yards out found the back of the net to finish the scoring at 6-1.  Bates received a penalty kick in the 83rd minute but relief goalie Devynn Turner (Casco, Maine) made a big stop on Laura Jarry.

Bates outshot the Terriers 34-1 on the evening and held a 13-0 advantage in corners.

Katherine Nucklos earned the victory in goal for the Bobcats after being relieved by Nicki Lane.  Bradstreet shouldered the loss for Thomas, turning aside 11 shots while Turner saved the two shots she faced.

The Terriers will return to conference play on Saturday, September 30 as they travel to UMaine Farmington.