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Women’s Soccer Defeats Bates, 2-0, on the Road; Pelletier Stops Penalty Kick to Preserve Shutout

Katy Pelletier

LEWISTON, Maine – Freshman Marielle McEnaney (Orleans, Mass.) set up a pair of goals and sophomore Katy Pelletier (Topsfield, Mass.) stopped a penalty kick to help lead the Connecticut College women's soccer team to a 2-0 road victory over Bates at Russell Street Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Camels got all the scoring they needed in the first half. McEnaney first found sophomore Kat Norton (Hampton, Mass.) on a corner kick in the 10th minute before connecting with senior Alex Baltazar (Ludlow, Mass.) in the 23rd minute of action.

After the visitors dominated the first half, Bates (2-8, NESCAC 0-8) had plenty of opportunities to get on the board during a more evenly-matched second frame and most notably in the 55th minute. Caroline Bogue nearly scored when she headed a shot wide and Sophie Matt blasted a shot off the post just seconds later. The Bobcats then earned a penalty kick in the same minute, but Pelletier came up with a key save on a shot taken by Olivia Amdur to stay ahead by two goals for the remainder of the contest.

Junior Sarah Williams (Sherborn, Mass.) and Pelletier teamed up for the clean sheet by playing one half apiece for the Camels. Williams was credited with the victory by making two saves in the first half when the match was decided, while Pelletier made a pair of saves over the last 45 minutes of play. Katherine Nuckols was tagged with the loss for Bates after turning away one shot and surrendering both markers in the first half.

Connecticut College (7-3, NESCAC 2-3) returns to action when it hosts nationally-ranked Amherst on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. on Silfen Field.