LONGMEADOW, Mass. – In an evenly played 55 minutes of the teams exchanging goals and field position it took just a 10 minute push by the Bisons to open the game up and take a quick 3-1 lead and they never looked back in the win. First-year forward Taylor Patitucci (South Windsor, Conn.) earned the hat-trick in helping the Nichols College Bisons top Bay Path 5-1 at Ryan Field.
Senior starting goalkeeper Caitlyn Esposito (East Haven, Conn.) suffered the loss with seven saves.
The Bisons sophmore goalie Olivia Marcantoio (North Smithfield, RI) earned the win with 5 saves facing 14 shots; 6 on goal.
Bay Path is now 6-5-0 on the season, while Nichols College improves to 10-3 overall. The Wildcats will be back in action on Saturday, October 12th playing NECC opponent Dean College at 10:00 a.m.