Bobcats of the week of Nov 5, 2007
|Anthony Begon ’08
Somewhat lost in the disappointment of Bates’ 31-7 loss to Bowdoin on Saturday was a respectable performance by the Bobcat defense, which held the Polar Bears to just 116 rushing yards on 44 carries (a 2.6-yard average) and only 111 net passing yards.The clear leader of the Bates defense was senior Anthony Begon(Peabody, Mass.), who recorded a team-high and career-high 13 tackles, including nine solo takedowns, from a position not usually associated with high numbers in that category.
Four and a half of Begon’s tackles resulted in lost yardage for Bowdoin. Begon also collected one sack, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hurry. He leads Bates in tackles for a loss (10.0) and sacks (4.0), and ranks third in both categories in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
|Women’s XC ’08
Six out of seven members of the Bates women’s cross country team who competed on Saturday at the ECAC Division III Championships notched personal best times for a 6-kilometer course, resulting in a sixth-place finish out of 31 scoring teams at the meet. Bates moved up five places from its 11th-place showing at the 2006 ECACs.Sophomore Katie Bash (Wallingford, Pa.) covered Williams College’s 6-kilometer course first for Bates, 25th overall out of more than 200 runners, in 24:04.8. Close behind her her first-years Alexandria Alberto (Concord, Mass.) and Elizabeth Rowley (Evanston, Ill.), in 26th and 31st overall in 24:05.9 and 24:14.6, respectively.
Finishing the top seven for the Bobcats were first-year Megan McClelland (Keene Valley, N.Y.) at 24:51.9, senior co-captain Caroline Ginsberg (Belfast, Maine) in 24:54.9, first-yearChloe Bourne (Litchfield, Conn.) in 25:09.5 and sophomore Alison Leonard (North Granby, Conn.) in 25:47.7.
Bates competes at the New England Division III Championships at Connecticut College this Saturday at 11 a.m.