Bobcats of the week of Oct. 3, 2011
|Trevor Smith ’13
Following Bates’ decisive 28-9 win over Tufts at Garcelon Field on Saturday, deserving accolades were bestowed upon two Bobcats: junior running back Patrick George (Gloucester, Mass.) won the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week award, while senior linebacker Brett McAllister (Exeter, N.H.) won Defensive Player of the Week honors from the NESCAC, ECAC and the Beyond Sports College Network. It could be the rare instance in which a quarterback’s terrific performance gets obscured somewhat. Bates junior Trevor Smith(Malvern, Pa.) submitted the most complete performance of his career in the game, directing a Bobcat offense that rang up 21 points before halftime, committed no turnovers and kept the ball for over 35 minutes of the game.Smith rushed for a career-high 83 yards on 22 carries, and he scored Bates’ second touchdown of the game on a 13-yard bootleg run. He also completed 17 of 24 passes, to seven different Bates receivers, for a career-high 70.8 completion percentage, for 122 passing yards and two touchdowns, while avoiding any interceptions or sacks.
Smith and the Bobcats (1-1) travel to Williams College this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. to take on the defending NESCAC champion Ephs (1-1).
|Eliza Pyne ’13
Eliza Pyne’s outstanding performance led the Bates volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep of Colby College in a non-conference home match on Sept. 27. Pyne not only had a match-high eight kills in the match, against just two errors for a .300 attack percentage, but her blocking was an even bigger factor. Pyne came up with six block assists, figuring into all six of Bates’ team blocks. Colby, by comparison, registered zero blocks in the contest.During Bates’ 1-2 week, Pyne (Atherton, Calif.) averaged 1.89 kills per set, tying her for second on the team with senior Chrissy Gee(San Francisco, Calif.) and just behind seniorOlivia Schow’s (Costa Mesa, Calif.) 2.00 average. Pyne’s .196 attack percentage and her 1.33 blocks per set on the week both led the Bobcats.Pyne also leads the Bobcats in attacking and blocking for the season overall. Her 2.13 kills per set and .170 attack percentage are team highs, and her 0.74 blocks per set rank her just outside the top 10 blockers in the conference at this time.
Bates travels to Williams College this weekend to play Hamilton on Friday at 8 p.m. The Bobcats then take on the host Ephs on Saturday at 11 a.m.