Women's Lax Handles Bates

April 18, 2007

Middlebury won its 14th straight meeting with Bates as they handed the Bobcats an 18-5 loss on Kohn Field. The Panthers entered the game ranked third nationally and will play at Wesleyan on Saturday.

Middlebury jumped out quick with three goals in the game's first 2:41. Bates scored two of the next three before the Panthers went on another three-goal run to take a 7-2 lead with 16:04 left in the first half. Kim Walker tallied two of her three first half goals during the spurt. Molly Wagner scored for Bates at the 12:39 mark, with Middlebury scoring the final two of the half for a 9-3 lead at the intermission.

Bates scored 29 seconds into the second half, before Middlebury went on a four-goal run with a pair from Mimi Schatz, to make it a 13-4 game at the 23:03 mark. Avery Masters scored Bates' final goal with 22:14 remaining as Middlebury netted the contest's final five goals.

Walker and Schatz scored four apiece to lead Middlebury, while Amanda Smith and Liza Humes each had two goals and two assists. Four different players scored for Bates, with Wagner earning and goal and an assist.

Blaire Bowie picked up the win with six saves in 55 minutes, while Katie Nickerson made 20 saves between the pipes for the Bobcats.

Bates SCORING: GOALS: Molly Wagner 1; Molly Dilworth 1; Katelyn Drake 1; Avery Masters 1; Rachel Harmeling 1. ASSISTS: Caroline Thomas 1; Molly Wagner 1.

Middlebury SCORING: GOALS: Mimi Schatz 4; Kim Walker 4; Liza Humes 2; Amanda Smith 2; Katherine Entwisle 2; Dana Heritage 2; Claire Edelen 2. ASSISTS: Liza Humes 2; Mimi Schatz 2; Amanda Smith 2; Claire Edelen 1; Katherine Entwisle 1; Dana Heritage 1; Kim Walker 1.

GOALIES - BAT: Katie Nickerson (60:00 minutes, 38 shots-20 saves, 18 GA); MIDWLX: Blair Bowie (55:10, 11-6, 5) , Whitney Wildrick (04:50, 2-2, 0).