Like the men’s squad, the women’s team split a weekend home series against Hamilton and Middlebury. While the ‘Cats started the season 0-5, they have preformed much better recently, posting a 5-5 record over their last ten games and going 2-1 in the past week. First-year head coach Alison Montgomery has the program heading in the right direction, and with only one senior, a lot of talent will continue to improve heading into the final month of the season.
Against Hamilton, junior Allie Coppola did what she does best, record double-doubles. For the game, the forward had 13 points and 10 rebounds, recording her seventh double-double of the season. Sophomore Nina Davenport, who is the current scoring leader for the Bobcats, tallied a game-high 17 points.
Overall, the Bobcat defense was pivotal in securing the win, forcing 15 Hamilton turnovers and a measly 25% shooting.
The next day against Middlebury, the Bobcats were in a nail biter. With the game tied after three quarters of action, the Panthers eventually secured the victory with the help of their hot shooting, which saw them convert 45% of their field goal attempts. For the ‘Cats, junior Bernadette Connors and Davenport had 17 points apiece.
The women will be back in action at home against Connecticut College on Friday, their third of five straight home games.