AMHERST, Mass. – The Bowdoin field hockey team fell just short of a season opening win after dropping a 2-1 decision to Amherst on Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears (0-1, 0-1 NESCAC) fell behind early in the first half, but quickly evened the score minutes into the second. Amherst (2-0, 1-0 NESCAC) regained the lead midway through the frame to secure a NESCAC opening win.
- Amherst got on the board 6:23 into the contest off a successful penalty corner. Laura Schwartzman inserted the ball to Elizabeth Turnbull who drove a shot into the lower left corner.
- Kara Finnerty nearly tied the game midway through the half. The sophomore collected a leading pass from the defense and earned a point-blank shot on Emilie Flamme, but the keeper denied her ball and kept Bowdoin off the board.
- The Polar Bears made the game 1-1 just 2:43 into the second half. Bowdoin executed a corner play and Elizabeth Bennewitz found Johna Cook at the top of the circle. Cook's shot fired past the Amherst defense and deflected into the net.
- The hosts took the their final lead of the afternoon on a successful penalty stroke by Turnball.
By The Numbers
- Bowdoin outshot Amherst by a slim 12-10 margin, while the hosts held a 7-6 edge in corners.
- Maddie Ferrucci made four saves in collegiate debut. Flamme made four stops as well.
- Kelsey Bumgardner recorded a defensive save.
- Bowdoin plays at Bates on Wednesday evening, beginning at 7:00 p.m.