There are games that are close, and then there are games that are remarkably one-sided. The Bates women’s lacrosse team moved to 3-0 on the young season after handling Wesleyan on Garcelon Field, 12-0. Wide margins of victory are not uncommon for the team; in fact, with the win over Wesleyan, the Bobcats brought their goal total to 41 to only 12 conceded.
Before taking down Wesleyan, the team defeated Wellesley behind the efforts of senior goalie Hannah Jeffrey, who made 13 saves on the day. Complimenting her on the offensive side of things, All-American and senior Moriah Greenstein recorded four goals, while sophomore duo Allison Dewey and Camille Belletete scored three goals apiece.
Not only did Greenstein score the four goals, but she also set a Bates all-time record for assists with 69, pulling ahead of Joan O’Neill ’12, who had 68.
Against Wesleyan, the women held their opponent scoreless for the first time since 2007. Jeffrey again was stellar in net for the ‘Cats, getting the ten-save shutout, while Greenstein scored five of the Bobcats’ 12 goals. For her outstanding efforts, Jeffrey was recognized as NESCAC Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week.
For the game, the Bobcats had 28 shots on net to Wesleyan’s 11. The ‘Cats had 16 turnovers to their opponents’ 13, four of which were caused by Dewey.
The team will again be in action on Wednesday against Babson on Garcelon Field at 5:00 PM.