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LEWISTON, Maine — First-year So Kim scored her first career NESCAC goal but the Bates women’s soccer team fell 2-1 to Trinity Saturday morning on Russell Street Field.

The Bobcats (5-2-1, 2-1-1) suffered their first conference loss of the year while the Bantams (3-5-1, 2-3-0) won their second straight NESCAC match after an 0-3 start.

Trinity outshot Bates 19-6 on the day. However they didn’t get on the board until the 22nd minute when they earned a penalty kick thanks to foul in the box. Rhone O’Hara took the penalty kick and delivered a shot into the lower right portion of the goal to put the Bantams up 1-0. The goal marked O’Hara’s second of the season.

Kim (Thornhill, Ontario) tallied her first career goal on Wednesday at Thomas College and found the back of the net yet again on Saturday. In the 43rd minute, first-year Nellie Breen (Pasadena, Calif.) delivered a cross that Kim was able to volley into the net on the second touch to tie the match at one.

The Bantams took the lead for good in the 73rd minute. First-year Samantha March fired a shot from about 30 yards out that hit the right post and deflected into the back left of the net to give Trinity the 2-1 lead. The goal is March’s first of her career. She paced the Bantams with four shots on the day.

Junior Olivia Amdur (Chicago, Ill.) led Bates with two shots and senior captain Sarah McCarthy (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) made five saves in goal. Her Trinity counterpart Taylor O’Connor also made five saves on the day.

Trinity committed 19 fouls to the Bobcats’ six on the day, but the penalty in the box in the first half proved costly for Bates.

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