Tufts 15, Bates 7

LEWISTON — Tufts University salted away its’ first win of the season
with a 15-7 triumph over Bates College in football action Saturday

The Bobcats’ (0-2) lone score came on an impressive Cam Evans’
interception and 12-yard return in the second quarter, which pushed
Bates ahead 7-3.

The Jumbos (1-1) regained the lead later in the quarter on an
11-yard pass from Tom McManama to Nick Croteau, making it 9-7 after a
failed piont-after-attempt.

Bates possessed the ball for over nine minutes of the third quarter,
but scored no points to show for it. Tufts extended its lead when
McManama flung the ball across the field, over the outstretched arms of
Bates safety Kyle McAllister, and into the hands of Pat Bailey, who
scampered the rest of the 71 yards to the end zone.

Bates outgained Tufts in total offense, 304 yards to 280, and
notched 19 first downs to the Jumbos’ 13. Bates quarterback Ryan Katon
completed 14 of 30 passes for 152 yards for Bates. Tom Beaton rushed
eight times for 63 yards in a revived Bobcat rushing attack and Matt
Greg led the receivers with eight receptions for 91 yards.

Amherst 13, Bowdoin 12

AMHERST, Mass. — The Bowdoin College football team dominated in
total yardage and time of possession, but struggled in the red zone and
comitted four turnovers in a 13-12 loss to Amherst College on Saturday.

The Polar Bears (1-1) made seven trips inside the red zone but
managed only four field goals, all on the foot of junior Bill Donahue.

The Jeffs (2-0) got inside the red zone twice and found paydirt on
each occassion. The first was on an Aaron Rauh six-yard run in the
second quarter and the other on a passing touchdown with only 2:43 to
play in regulation.

The game-winning drive began on Amherst’s 36-yard line and trailing
12-6. The Jeffs finished off the drive with a five-yard touchdown pass
from junior Alex Vetras to senior Brandon Bullock. The extra point by
sophomore Matt Rawson provided the margin of victory.

Bowdoin’s comeback attempt ended abruptly as senior quarterback
Oliver Kell was picked off by Fred Argir on the first play of the
ensuing drive.

 Middlebury 45, Colby 0

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Quarterback Donald McKillop threw for 364 yards and three touchdowns to lead Middlebury College to a 45-0 rout over Colby College in football action Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers (1-1) had five scoring drives of 60 yards or more and scored a touchdown on an interception run. Colby’s offense moved the ball as well only to be hurt by four turnovers.

Nick Kmetz threw for 195 yards and had 48 yards rushing for the Mules (0-2). Michael Cuqua finished with 49 yards on eight rushes. Spencer Merwin caught four balls for 61 yards, while Matt Helliner added five catches for 47 yards and Patrick Burns caught three balls for 43 yards.

The Mules had a 125-85 advantage in rushing over the Panthers. Chris Copeland led Colby’s defense with 12 tackles.

Gallaudet 10, Husson 7

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gallaudet University senior quarterback Jimmy Gardner lunged into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown in the final two minutes of play to lift the Bison past Husson University, 10-7, in football action Saturday afternoon.

P.J. Dowe put the Eagles (2-2) on the board first with an eight yard pass reception from Jack Hersom. Gallaudet senior Justin Wilcox kicked a 31-yard field goal in the second quarter as Husson led 7-3 at the half.

Gardner finished the game with 22 carries for 61 yards and one touchdown. The Bison (3-2) defense held Husson to 100 yards rushing and forced three turnovers.

Men’s soccer

Bates 0, Tufts 0

LEWISTON — The Bates College men’s soccer team battled Tufts University to a scoreless deadlock through two overtimes on Saturday.

The Jumbos (1-4-2) missed a scoring opportunity in the 88th minute when a shot on goal went past goalie Greg Watts but was stopped by a Bates defender. The Bates player was red-carded for using his hands, but the penalty kick went just high and hit the cross bar.

Senior backs Ben Trook and Peter Litwin were on top of their defensive game for the Bobcats (2-4-1). Sophomore goalie Watts recorded two saves for Bates.

UMaine-Farmington 3, Green Mountain 0

FARMINGTON — Nile Rozie, Nickolas Grim and Zachary Good each netted a goal to pace the University of Maine at Farmington to a 3-0 victory over Green Mountain College in NAC men’s soccer action Saturday.

Rozie opened the scoring with a left-footed blast at 14:52 ast eh Beavers (4-4) took a 1-0 lead into intermission.

Erik Corcoran worked the first 71:10 in goal for Farmington with a saves, and Paul Dupre completed the netminding duties with a save. Nate Kishbaugh hauled in eight saves for the Eagles (0-7-1)

Women’s soccer

Tufts 3, Bates 0

LEWISTON — The Bates college women’s soccer team lost a hard-fought 3-0 NESCAC game to Tufts University on Saturday afternoon.

The Jumbos (4-3) jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead. Sophomore Alix Michael tallied a pair of goals for Tufts.

Sophomore goalie Annie Burns turned back seven shots for the Bobcats (2-4-1), while seniro Kate Minnehan recorded just one save for the Jumbos in the winning effort.

UMaine-Farmington 0, Green Mountain 0

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington and Green Mountain College battled to a 0-0 stalemate in NAC women’s soccer action Saturday.

Eight minutes into the second half, Danica Wilson had a pair of close shots blocked by Green Mountain defenders and Melissa St. Amand was snubbed by Eagle (1-5-1) netminder karen Davidson.

Green Mounain outshot the Beavers (3-6-1) by a margin of 4-2 in the two 10-minute sudden death overtimes, but neither team could find a score.

Field Hockey

Tufts 3, Bates 1

LEWISTON — Senior midfielder Margi Scholtes scored the eventual game-winner at the 19:28 mark of the first half as Tufts garnered a 3-1 victory over Bates in field hockey action Saturday afternoon.

Down 2-0 at the half, the Bobcats (1-6) gained some momentum with a penalty corner in their first possession of the second half.

The ball was inserted by sophomore Jenna Dannis to senior defender Sammy Rothkopf at the top of the circle. Rothkopf put a shot on goal that was deflected by a defender, but first-year Michelle Bray managed to pick up the loose ball and knock it in past junior goalie katie Hyder to make it a one-goal game with 24:30 left in regulation.

The Jumbos (7-0) took advantage of a defensive miscue less than three minutes later as senior Michelle Kelly found senior Amanda Russo, who beat the Bates defense for a cushion goal.

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