|Bates College||Thomas College|
WATERVILLE, Maine — Leading 1-0 through 49 minutes, the Bates women’s soccer team scored five more goals in a span of 18 minutes in the second half en route to a 6-1 non-conference victory at Thomas College Wednesday night.
Bates (5-1-1) extended its unbeaten streak to four games, after entering the NCAA New England Division III top 10 rankings for the first time in years earlier in the day. The Bobcats outshot the Terriers (2-7) 34-1, including a 20-0 difference in the first half; corner kicks were 13-0 in Bates’ favor.
First-year So Kim (Thornhill, Ontario) scored the only goal of the first half, served up on an assist by sophomore defender Adena Bernot’s (Old Westbury, N.Y.) assist, the second of her career.
Junior forward Olivia Amdur (Chicago, Ill.) broke a 21-minute scoreless stretch with a score in the 50th minute on an assist by sophomore defender MacKenzie Kelly (Dallas, Texas), a goal that would hold up as her fourth game-winner of the season. Amdur has six goals in seven games and 14 goals in her career.
Amdur struck again less than five minutes later with an unassisted tally to make it 3-0. The junior two-time All-NESCAC selection connected on both of her two shots in the game.
Sophomore forward Sarah DiPillo (Medway, Mass.) made it 4-0 less than three minutes afterward with an unassisted goal, her second score this season. Sophomore Riley Turcotte (Middletown, R.I.) added her second goal this season in the 61st minute, as Kelly collected her second assist of the game and of her career.
In the 68th minute, sophomore midfielder Charlotte Alberts (Alexandria, Va.) scored her first career goal on a helper by first-year Caroline Bogue (Glastonbury, Conn.) for a 6-0 Bates lead.
First-year Katherine Nuckols (Los Angeles, Calif.) started and played the first 55 minutes for the Bobcats in her first collegiate appearance. First-year Nicki Lane (Washington, D.C.) also made her college debut, playing the final 35 minutes and allowing Thomas’s lone goal, an unassisted tally by Molly Carroll.
Bates plays its first home NESCAC game this Saturday at 11am against Trinity.