The Bobcats had a solid win against Worcester State last Tuesday, kicking off the season with a quality 4-0 shutout. Yet another victory by the Bates field hockey team followed this past Saturday against Hamilton, moving the team to a 2-0 start. This victory was huge considering it was Bates’ first NESCAC game of the season. With this being the team’s first win against Hamilton since 2012, there are high hopes for the game against Bowdoin this evening. The Polar Bears lost to Middlebury in the Division III championship last year, and have a reputation for dominating the competition.

Despite Bowdoin’s status, the Bobcats are back this year with even more hunger to knockout their competitors. The team has strengthened its offense, demonstrated by back-to-back goals this past Saturday within four minutes of each other during the first half. With many first years, the team has been quick and fluid, working even stronger as a unit than last year. Jessie Moriarty‘19 demonstrated high intensity by scoring the final goal at the end of the game against Hamilton Saturday. Bates outshot Hamilton 18-11. With extreme concentration and strategy the team has shown on the field, their trajectory will hopefully lead the Bobcats to a great season this Fall and a victory against Bowdoin this evening at 7 PM.