With the win, Bates College improves to 2-1 on the season. Playing in its fourth consecutive road game to open the 2016 season, the loss evens out the Huskies' record to 2-2 overall.
Freshman Riley Turcotte (Middletown, R.I.) scored two goals, while senior Erin Shea (Marshfield, Mass.) had a pair of assists to lead the Bobcats. Bates scored 3-0 goals in the opening half, taking a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game to cruise to the win. Bates finished the game with a 34-6 advantage in shots and a 10-1 edge in corner kicks.
Southern Maine sophomore Taylor Canastra (Fairhaven, Mass.) made a career-high 10 saves in the loss. Bates juniors Sarah McCarthy (Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side) and Allegra Sacco (Medway, Mass./Holliston) split time in goal, each playing 45 minutes and making two saves. McCarthy earned the win.
Southern Maine hosts Salem State on Wednesday (4:00 p.m.) in its first home game of the 2016 season. Bates travels to Bowdoin on Tuesday (4:30 p.m.).