Connecticut College 3, Bates College 0
Gaffny, Fitzgerald & Morgan Contribute with Goals for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.-The Connecticut College field hockey team coasted to a 3-0 victory against Bates College in a NESCAC game played on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Saturday.
Senior Lauren Gaffny (North Andover, Mass.) and junior Brittany Fitzgerald (Ridgefield, Conn.) tallied first half goals and first year forward Jennifer Morgan (Orange, Conn.) added an insurance marker in the second stanza.
The Camels improve to 6-5 with a 2-5 mark in the NESCAC, while the Bobcats fall to 3-8 with a 1-6 mark in league play.
Rookie net-minder Becca Napolitano (Hamden, Conn.) stopped four Bobcat shots en route to the shutout. Sophomore Becca Otley (Cumberland, Maine) made eight saves in the opening half and was relieved by Jillian Conway (Andover, Mass.) who had 11 stops in the second half for the visitors.
Connecticut College held a 22-to-4 advantage in shots and enjoyed an 18-to-5 edged in penalty corners.
But both teams worked together to convey the most important message Saturday.
The Bates and Connecticut College field hockey teams partnered with the Play 4 the Cure Foundation to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer through the "Play Pink" initiative.
"Play Pink" is a nationwide, unified effort by field hockey teams to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the field, across campuses, in communities and beyond.
Both teams will play tomorrow at noon. The Camels will host Williams in New London while the Bobcats travel to Tufts for their noon-time match up with the Jumbos.
October 15, 2011