Bobcat of the Week of Sept. 24, 2012: Riley Kundtz ’13
The Bates field hockey team’s leading scorer in the 2011 season, Riley Kundtz ’13, raised her steady level of play in Sunday’s 3-2 loss at Babson, contributing to both of the Bobcats’ goals in a strong effort against a tough opponent.
Kundtz (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), a team captain, tallied her ninth career goal just 23 seconds before halftime of the non-conference game, tipping a shot by junior Lexie Carter (Saco, Maine) into the net to tie the Beavers 1-1.
After Babson built a 3-1 lead in the second half, the Bobcats cut their deficit to 3-2 with 12 minutes to play, as junior Bridget Meedzan (Ipswich, Mass.) took a penalty corner entry pass from Kundtz on the left side of the circle and ripped a direct shot into the center of the cage for her third goal of the season.
Bates accepted the loss, as Babson rose to 7-2 on the season, but Kundtz’s play helped the Bobcats show their competitiveness against high-quality opponents.
Coming off of a beautiful Commencement weekend that was jam packed with events that culminated with Commencement itself and more than a bit of star power thanks to Robert DeNiro, Gwen Ifil and scene-stealer Princeton Microbiologist Bonnie Bassert, campus is quiet this week. If anything, it is catching its breath in preparation for next weekend and the arrival of Alumni from the classes ending with 2's and 7's! I hope that many of you who qualify, will be making the trip back to Bates. There has been quite a bit of building and renovation on campus even since the 2007 class departed and it all makes Bates look even better.
I am sorry that I don't have all of the team photos for the returning classes, but I thought that thse of you coming back for your first real reunion would appreciate this! Pictured above is the 2006 team (front row: Molly Lanigan Carr '07, Liz Greenwood '07, Allison Marshall '07. Seated: Megan Ptery '07, Carolyn King '07, Sarah Sprague '07, Katherine Forester '07, Stephanie Nihon '07)
Sunday September 16 Trinity 11:00am
Sunday September 23 @Babson 1:00pm
Wednesday September 26 Husson 6:00pm
Saturday September 29 @Hamilton 11:00am
Tuesday October 2 @Bowdoin 7:00pm
Saturday October 6 Wesleyan noon
Tuesday October 9 Southern Maine 4:30
Saturday October 13 Connecticut College noon
Wednesday October 17 @Tufts 4:30pm
Saturday October 20 @Middlebury 11:00am
Wednesday October 24 Colby 7:00pm
Saturday October 27 NESCAC TBA
Saturday November 3 NESCAC TBA
Sunday November 4 NESCAC TBA