Bobcats of the week of Mar. 28, 2011
|Gary Guinta ’13
After attempting just one shot this season prior to the Bates men’s lacrosse team’s home game on Saturday against Wesleyan, Bates sophomore attacker Gary Guintaunleashed 10 shots against the 13th-ranked Cardinals, scoring on four of them, to pace the Bobcat offense in Bates’ thrilling 12-7 victory.Guinta (Bay Shore, N.Y.) tallied the first goal of the game less than two minutes in. He then tied the game at 2-2 halfway through the first quarter on a feed from first-year Will Gilkeson(Cleveland Heights, Ohio), then closed the gap in the second quarter from 4-2 to 4-3 with his third goal of the game midway through the second quarter, on an assist by another freshman teammate, Wylie Leabo (Belmont, Mass.).
Early in the third quarter, Guinta finished off a quick score on a play initiated by junior Reed Brown, directly off the faceoff that followed another Bates goal. Guinta’s fourth goal of the game gave Bates a 7-4 lead, and the Bobcats never looked back in winning their first game over a ranked opponent in five years.
Guinta went on to tally two goals and an assist in Tuesday’s road win over Southern Maine. The Bobcats next play at NESCAC foe Amherst on Saturday at 1 p.m.
|Jenn Brallier ’13
Bates College sophomoreJenn Brallier(Chambersburg, Pa.) made huge contributions to both wins in the Bates women’s lacrosse team’s 2-0 week last week, which featured road wins over Babson and Wesleyan.In the Bobcats’ 12-7 win at Babson last Tuesday, she scored three goals and added three draw controls and a ground ball. In Bates’ 10-7 win at Wesleyan, Brallier netted a career-high four goals with one assist, one ground ball and three draw controls. She was named NESCAC Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week for her efforts, Bates’ first winner of that award since Rachel Greenwood ’09 on March 12, 2007.
Brallier has scored three or more goals in four out of Bates’ five games this season. The sophomore attacker ranks second on the team in goals (13), third in points (15) and third in draw controls (10). She is currently sixth among conference players in goals per game (2.60), with junior teammate Joan O’Neill(Westwood, Mass.) in fourth at 2.80.