Paige Cote of Bates named NESCAC Field Hockey Player of the Week

Sept. 13 – Bates College junior Paige Cote was named NESCAC Field Hockey Player of the Week on Monday.

Côté, a graduate of St. Dominic’s Academy, helped the Bobcats (3-0) off to the best start to the program since 2006 by scoring two goals and providing three assists (seven points) in three wins during the week last.

Among those wins was Bates’ first against rival Bowdoin, then ranked sixth in the nation since 1984. Cote assisted on the game-winning goal, scored by her sister, Anna Cote, in Saturday’s 2-1 victory. Paige Cote also had two goals in a 7-0 win over Southern Maine on Wednesday and two assists in a 6-0 win over Denison on Sunday.

Côté, a team captain, is the Bobcats’ first conference player of the week since Taylor Lough in 2017.

Former Leavitt Area High School standout Ruby Haylock was the medalist in her first varsity game, helping Bates College take first place in Saturday’s Polar Bear Shootout at Brunswick Golf Club.

Haylock, a two-time Maine women’s amateur champion from Hartford, shot a 79 and beat Bowdoin’s Shivani Schmulen on the second playoff hole.

Haylock shot an 81 at the State of Maine Invitational on Sunday against Brunswick, which finished tied for 11th as the Bobcats (321) finished fourth. Haylock’s score was Bates’ third best behind the 79 shot by Alex Voight-Shelley and Grace Acton, who finished fourth.

Wellesely’s two teams, Blue (314) and White (316), finished first and second respectively. Bowdoin (318) placed third. Wellesely Blue’s Emily Hou was the medalist with a score of 70.

Kylie Musante’s decisive goal in the 70th minute gave the Bobcats (2-1) a victory over the Eagles (2-3) in Lewiston.

Musante ALSO assisted on Gabby Hill-Junke’s first-half goal for Bates.

Charlotte Messer scored for Husson and Hannah Kenney made six saves.

Catherine J. Martinez