BRUNSWICK, Maine – Six different players recorded goals to lead the sixth-ranked Bowdoin field hockey team to a 7-0 win over Maine-Farmington on Tuesday evening.
The victory puts the Polar Bears back in the win column with a record of 5-1. The Beavers drop to 3-4 with the loss.
Cathleen Smith wasted little time getting Bowdoin on the board. The senior co-captain opened the scoring barely five minutes into the game on a redirected corner shot by Brooke Phinney at 30:39. Smith struck again just a few moments later, accepting a pass from Kassey Matoin that she deftly flicked over a leaping Maine-Farmington defender and into the top right corner of the net at 25:50.
Kassey Matoin continued the scoring with a sneaky shot from the middle of the circle that surprised the Beaver defense and slipped into the back of the net at 19:42. Pam Herter tipped home a Brooke Phinney shot to round out the half with her first tally of the season at 24:23.
Maine-Farmington goalie Felisha Taylor held the Polar Bears at bay with a diving save on a Katie Riley breakaway to open the second half. Riley would not be denied, however, and found the back of the net at 31:00 on a one-timer off of a hard back door pass from Phinney. Adrienne O'Donnell increased the lead with a diving effort to knock home a loose rebound on the goal line at 18:10. Emily Simonton knocked home a shot at close range to conclude the scoring with 3:21 remaining in the game.
Bowdoin owned the advantage in both shots (19-0) and penalty corners (20-3). On the defensive end of the field, Curran Brierley (35:00 minutes) made 8 saves and allowed 4 goals before giving way to Felisha Taylor (35:00 minutes) who made 7 saves and surrendered 3 goals. Kayla Lessard and Hannah Gartner each played 35 minutes for Bowdoin but were not forced to make a save.