WATERVILLE, Maine — Down to the final minutes of her collegiate career, Bates College senior Hannah Graves scored with just 3:43 left in the second overtime to help the Bobcats to a 2-1 victory over Colby College in NESCAC women’s soccer Tuesday.
Bates finished the season at 5-9-1 overall and 1-8-1 in the conference, while the Mules ended the year at 6-9 overall and 1-9 in the league.
Olivia Amdur, who had an assist on the first Bates goal, ripped a shot from about 25 yards out that hit the crossbar. Torri Pelletier tracked down the ball and quickly fed a pass to Graves, who was running into the box and hit a low shot to the left corner for the winner.
The Bobcats, who had a 24-11 shot advantage, scored at 29:54 of the first half when Amdur crossed the ball from the left side to the center for Hannah Behringer for the score. Behringer scored her fourth of the season.
Colby tied the game at 1-1 on the fourth of the year for senior Aliza Van Leesten. Nora Mabie won a ball on the left side of the field and pushed it to Van Leesten, who dribbled about 20 yards and lifted a shot from the corner of the 18-yard line on the left side to the far right corner of the goal at 40:07.
While Bates had the decided shot advantage, Colby had more shots on goal. Bobcat goalkeeper Sarah McCarthy made seven saves on the Mules’ 11 shots. Colby goalkeeper Sam Rizzo made five stops, including two in overtime.