|Bates College||Tufts University|
MEDFORD, Mass. — The Bates women’s soccer team got goals from Olivia Amdur and Brigid Quinn in the second half, but a slow start to the match hurt their chances in a 5-2 loss to Tufts Saturday afternoon.
The Jumbos (3-0-1, 2-0 NESCAC) tallied three goals in the first half and an early goal in the second half to jump out to a 4-0 lead over the Bobcats (2-3, 0-3 NESCAC).
The teams alternated shots on goal to start the match, with each goalkeeper making two saves apiece through the first 12 minutes.
An early opportunity came up just short when junior Hannah Behringer‘s (Old Lyme, Conn.) shot hit the post at the 5:29mark.
After Emily Bowers made a save on a shot from first-year Riley Turcotte (Middletown, R.I.) at the 11:27 mark, neither team got a shot off again until the 24th minute.
The Jumbos struck first at the 24:59 mark when Chandler Quintin found Alex Aronson for her first goal of the season.
Each goalkeeper made a pair of saves after Aronson’s goal before Lexie Miller found the back of the net in the 32nd minute. Quintin and Taylor Koscho both got credit for an assist on the play.
The Jumbos really put the Bobcats in a hole less than two minutes later when Margaret Zahrah flicked the ball into the left side of the net off an assist from Taylor Koscho.
Down 3-0 at the half, Bates showed significant improvement in the second half but not before Tufts extended their lead to 4-0.
Quintin added to her two assists with her first goal of the season in the 51st minute off a ball that rebounded off the Bates defense into the box to set up Quintin who put the ball in the right side of the net.
In the 60th minute, Bates brought in junior Allegra Sacco (Medway, Mass.) to replace junior Sarah McCarthy (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) in goal. McCarthy finished her day with seven saves in just over 60 minutes of action.
Bates got on the board in the 60th minute. Senior Hannah Graves (Weston, Mass.) delivered a corner kick into the box that first-year Adena Bernot (Old Westbury, N.Y.) headed to Amdur ’19 (Chicago, Ill.) who found the back of the net for her third goal of the season.
But the Jumbos answered in the 71st minute with their fifth goal of the match. Alessandra Sadler scored her first goal of the year off a deflected ball to give the Jumbos some insurance.
Behringer found Quinn for her second goal of the season in the 76th minute to cap off the scoring for both sides in the match. Sacco made three saves in just under 30 minutes off action in goal off the bench.