Gordon vs. Bates
March 18, 2003
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The Game Story:
LEWISTON, Maine - The Bates College menís lacrosse team got five goals from sophomore attacker Peter Friedman (Putney, Vt.) to power them past Gordon College 13-8 Tuesday afternoon at the AstroTurf Field. Three of Friedmanís goals came when Bates had the man advantage.

Chris Eckhoff (Wolfeboro, N.H.) and Peter Fedullo (Williamson, N.Y.) found the net two times apiece for Bates (3-4). Brad Frost (Winchester, Mass.) tallied three assists while Mark Boccard (Huntington, N.Y.) and Dan Ross (Chevy Chase, Md.) added a pair of assists each.

The Bobcats drew first blood almost halfway into the first quarter when Fedullo curled around the goal and tickled the twine with 8:14 to go. Middie Gabriel Belsky (Anov, Conn.) scored two minutes later to put the Bobcats up 2-0.

Dan Mitchell (Medina, Pa.) sandwiched a pair of goals for Gordon College (2-1) around Friedmanís first goal to cut the Bates lead to 3-2 after one quarter of play.

Eckhoff, Fedullo and Friedman all scored early in the second quarter to push the advantage to 6-2, but the Fighting Scots scored two more late goals to close out the half trailing 6-4.

After the two teams traded goals early in the third quarter, Ben Clements (Ligonier, Pa.) found the net with 8:08 to go in the quarter giving Bates an 8-5 lead and then Friedman scored back-to-back goals about two minutes apart to put the game away.

Ryan Hardin (Broomall, Pa.) scored a pair of goals late in the fourth quarter for Gordon. He scored four goals on the afternoon and Pete Chapman (Sewickly, Pa.) racked up five assists.

Mark Dobbyn (Warren, R.I.) saved 13 shots while his counterpart Jeremy Collins (Long Island, N.Y.) saved 14 shots for the Fighting Scots.

Bates will hit the road for a NESCAC game at Wesleyan University, Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m. The Bobcats return home next Tuesday for a game against Plymouth State College, under the lights, at 7 p.m.