Field Hockey Earns Conference Victory Over Bates

Elle Brine scored the game's first goal and added an assist of the team's fourth.
Elle Brine scored the game's first goal and added an assist of the team's fourth.

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin field hockey team remained unbeaten with a 4-2 midweek NESCAC win over Bates on Wednesday evening.

The Polar Bears (3-0, 2-0 NESCAC) put up three first half goals against the Bobcats (0-2, 0-2 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Elle Brine sent a corner insert up to Elizabeth Bennewitz, who swept the ball back to the post. Brine tipped in her first goal of the season 10:52 into the game.
  • Bates tied the game at 1-1 ten minutes later. Emma Patterson pushed the ball into play and later swept the ball from the near post.
  • Bowdoin regained the lead in just two minutes after Emma Stevens tipped in a deflected ball from Kara Finnerty.
  • Finnerty added a solo effort with ten minutes remaining in the half, collecting her own rebound and putting the ball in net.
  • The Bobcats came out charging in the second half and cut Bowdoin's lead to 3-2, two minutes in. Again, on a corner, Bates converted as Riley Burns slid a pass to Grace Fitzgerald who blasted the ball into the cage.
  • Ten minutes into the half Bennewitz lined up a shot from the top, off a feed from Brine.

By the Numbers

  • Bowdoin held an 18-8 edge in shots, but both teams earned seven corners.
  • Adelae Durand made four saves in her start before giving way to Ellie Bauer who made three stops.
  • Maddie Ferrucci made a pair of saves.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin heads to Wesleyan on Saturday with a 12:00 p.m. start.
  • The Bobcats play at Tufts on Saturday with a noon start.