CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The defending NCAA champion Bates College women’s rowing team didn’t repeat as Women’s Collegiate Eights champions on Sunday at the 51st Head of the Charles, but the Bobcats still performed like the No. 1 team in Division III.

Bates’ first varsity eight placed third overall and Bates’ second varsity eight took sixth place out of 32 boats, well ahead of many rivals’ first eights.

Bates men’s take 19th
 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Bates men’s rowing team’s two varsity eights placed 19th and 36th out of 41 boats in the Men’s Collegiate Eights race Sunday at the 51st Head of the Charles.

Bates’ first varsity eight finished 2.8 seconds ahead of 20th-place Georgia Tech, finishing the serpentine, 4,800-meter course in 16:05.019. The Bobcats trailed St. Joseph’s University by just 0.036 seconds. Bates’ MV8 was sixth among Division III boats. Hobart College won the race in 15:32.704.

Field hockey

Amherst 3, Bates 0

LEWISTON — Elizabeth Turnbull and Sara Culhane both scored and assisted each other’s goals as Amherst College defeated the Bates College field hockey team 3-0 Sunday afternoon at Campus Avenue Field.


Amherst (8-4, 4-4 NESCAC) won for the third time in its past four New England Small College Athletic Conference games to even its NESCAC record.

After falling behind 3-0 before halftime, Bates (6-6, 2-6 NESCAC) regrouped with a strong second period, outshooting Amherst 7-2 and earning three penalty corners to Amherst’s one over the final 35 minutes. First-year forward Adah Lindquist put two shots on goal in the final five minutes, both turned away by Amherst goalkeeper Emily Horwitz, who earned her fifth shutout of the season.

Women’s soccer

Bowdoin, 1, UMF 0

FARMINGTON —Bowdoin College (7-4-1) held onto a 1-0 non-conference win over the University of Maine at Farmington (5-9-1) women’s soccer team behind Maggie Godley’s eventual game-winning goal at Leib Field on Sunday

Godley tallied the only goal of the contest in the 18th minute. The Polar Bears were on the attack as Brigit Bergin lined a shot on goal but UMF goalie Kiana Thompson (Mt. Blue) was able to deflect it away. As the Beavers tried to clear it, Godley was able to come away with the ball and booted in her first goal of the contest.


UMF’s best scoring chance came before Godley’s goal in the 10th minute. The Beavers forced a turnover, which led to Lydia Roy having a breakaway opportunity, but the freshman got just behind her shot attempt enough so it sailed high over the crossbar.

Men’s soccer

Amherst 3, Bates 0

LEWISTON — Amherst’s Nico Pascual-Leone scored all three of his team’s goals on Sunday in a 3-0 loss for the Bates men’s soccer team.

The Bobcats (7-4-1, 2-4-1) didn’t match up well against the bigger and faster second-ranked and undefeated Lord Leffs (12-0-0, 7-0-0).

Pascual-Leone scored his first goal when another shot deflected off the gloves of Bates keeper Sam Polito. The ball found the foot of Pascual-Leone and he drilled it into the back of the net in the 22nd minute to give Amherst a 1-0 lead.

Playing without leading scorer Peabo Knoth, Bates struggled offensively, tallying eight shots but only three shots on goal.

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