Field Hockey Extends Winning Streak to Five With Convincing Win Over Williams

Brooke Phinney scored two more goals for Bowdoin on Sunday against Williams
Brooke Phinney scored two more goals for Bowdoin on Sunday against Williams

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Brooke Phinney scored a pair of first half goals to propel the Bowdoin College field hockey team to a 3-0 win over Williams on Sunday afternoon at Ryan Field.

The sixth-ranked Polar Bears extend their winning streak to five-straight games with the win and improve to 9-1 (5-1 NESCAC) this fall. Bowdoin has outscored their opponents 26-1 during the current streak. The Ephs lose their second game in as many days and drop to 5-5 (3-4 NESCAC) on the year.

Bowdoin got on the board twice courtesy of Phinney in the opening period on nearly identical plays. Katie Riley inserted the ball on a penalty corner to the stick of Kassey Matoin, who set the ball for a low blast from Phinney just 7:59 into the contest. Then, almost seven minutes later, Phinney converted a carbon-copy penalty corner opportunity at 14:16 to give the hosts a two-goal edge at the break.

The Polar Bears put the game on ice midway through the second half when Katie Riley played a pass ahead to Adrienne O'Donnell, who lifted a shot over oncoming Williams goaltender Ariana Spiliotes for a 3-0 lead at 50:45.

Bowdoin's Kayla Lessard made four saves in the shutout win as the Polar Bears held a 27-7 edge in shots. Spiliotes kept her team in contention in the first half, making 10 stops as the Polar Bears held a 18-0 edge in shots in the opening stanza. She finished with 16 saves for the game.

The Polar Bears will return to action with back-to-back road games next weekend at Hamilton on Saturday and at Amherst on Sunday.

Photos courtesy of Brian Beard and Creative Images Photography.