Bates College senior Tony Hooks makes one of his 23 tackles, a new program single-game record, during the Bobcats’ 21-14 win over rival Bowdoin on Saturday at Garcelon Field in Lewiston. Theophil Syslo/Bates College photo

LEWISTON — Tony Hooks set a new program record and Colton Bosselait factored into all three Bates touchdowns as the Bobcats survived a late scare from Bowdoin to win Saturday night’s CBB rivalry football game 21-14 at Garcelon Field.

Hooks, a senior linebacker and captain, finished the game with 23 tackles, surpassing the Bates record of 21 set by Mike Holte in 1996.

Bosselait opened the scoring with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Jackson Hayes in the first quarter. The sophomore QB ran for another score from 12 yards out in the second quarter to send Bates (2-3 New England Small College Athletic Conference) into halftime up 14-0.

After Bowdoin (1-4 NESCAC) cut it to 14-7 on Andre Eden’s 10-yard touchdown run just over six minutes into the third quarter, Bosselait ran for a 60-yard touchdown less than five minutes later to make it 21-7.

Andrew Boel’s 31-yard touchdown pass to Brendan King cut the Polar Bears’ deficit to 21-14 with 1:25 left in the fourth quarter.

Bowdoin’s ensuing onside kick attempt went out bounds, giving the ball to the Bobcats, who were able to kneel down twice to end the game.


Bosselait finished 10 of 18 passing for 187 yards, with the one touchdown pass to go along with an interception. He added 83 yards rushing on nine carries.

Christian Olivieri caught three passes for 108 yards, and Jamil Mouehla ran the ball eight times for 66 yards. Archie Green Jr. connected on all three of his extra-point attempts.

Hooks’ 23 included nine solo tackles and one for a loss. A few other Bates defensive players also racked up tackles: Mohamed Coulibaly finished with and Thomas Formus had nine.

For Bowdoin, Boel was 30 for 50 passing for 281 yards, and he also threw an interception. Eden ran the ball 21 times for 73 yards.

UMF 1, MMA 0: Zach Chaisson scored the game’s lone goal in the 14th minute as the Beavers (5-4-2, 4-2-1 North Atlantic Conference) edged the Mariners in Castine.

Yusuf Mohamed notched the assist on Chaisson’s goal. Lisbon grad Jonah Sautter only needed to make one save to earn the shutout in goal for University of Maine at Farmington.


Trevor Gray also made one save for Maine Maritime Academy.

BATES 0, TUFTS 0: Nico Hessel made six saves for Bates as the Bobcats (5-4-3, 1-4-3 NESCAC) fought to a scoreless draw against Tufts (5-2-5, 2-2-4) in Lewiston.

UMF 2, MMA 0: Abby Lash scored 1:08 into the game and Grace Mahmood also found the back of the net for the Beavers (6-5-2, 4-1-2 North Atlantic Conference) in a win over the Mariners in Castine.

Mahmood’s goal in the 41st minute gave University of Maine at Farmington a 2-0 lead just before halftime.

Oak Hill grad Paige Gonya didn’t face a shot on goal while getting the start in net for UMaine-Farmington. Lily Souza made three saves in the second half to keep the shutout intact. Bess MacArthur made two saves for Maine Maritime Academy.

BATES 2, TUFTS 1: Elizabeth Patrick scored twice to lead the Bobcats (4-6-2, 1-5-2 NESCAC) past the Jumbos (8-3-1, 4-3-1) in Lewiston.


TUFTS 2, BATES 1: Kylie Rosenquest and Ashley Zolin scored to lead the Jumbos (10-3, 7-1 NESCAC) past the Bobcats (7-6, 3-5) at Lewiston.

Kami Lambert scored for Bates, with an assist from Paige Cote.

BENTLEY 5, MAINE 1: Josh Latta’s tiebreaking goal started a three-goal second period that carried the Falcons (1-2) past the Black Bears (1-2) in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Harrison Scott added a pair of goals as Bentley overcame an early 1-0 deficit, following a goal by Maine’s Thomas Freel at 5:51.

LIU 1, MAINE 0: Maggie Culp’s unassisted goal with 8:18 remaining gave the Sharks (2-5) a win over the Black Bears (4-3) in Orono.

LIU goalie Tindra Holt made 32 saves. Maine’s Brooklyn Oakes finished with 21 saves.

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