Fourth Quarter Rally Pushes Men's Lacrosse Over Colby
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team
scored four times in the fourth quarter to rally from a two-goal
deficit in a 11-10 win on Wednesday evening. The Polar Bears
improve to 4-5 (2-3 NESCAC) while the Mules fall to 5-4 (2-3
NESCAC) with the loss.
Russell Halliday led all scorers with five goals and an assist while Adam Tracy scored four goals, including a pair in Bowdoin's key fourth-quarter run. Derrik Flahive led Colby with three goals and two assist in the loss.
Trailing 9-7 heading into the final frame, Bowdoin scored four unanswered goals to take the lead for good. Kit Smith trimmed the lead to a single goal at 11:08 of the quarter before Adam Tracy notched consecutive tallies, including a nifty wrap-around that tied the game at 8:31 and the go-ahead score with 4:18 remaining. Halliday added an insurance goal at 2:29, which proved to be crucial as Greg McKillop stopped the run with a score for Colby with 1:08 to go.
The Mules drew a penalty on the goal and had a man-up opportunity in the closing minute, but Chris Williamson made a key late stop, and finished with 16 saves overall in the victory. Thomas Gianakos made 11 saves for the Mules.
Thanks to Craig Bunker, Colby won 18 of 24 faceoffs with Bunker netting 15 ground balls in the loss. But the Mules went 0-5 on the extra man thanks in great part to Bowdoin's defense, which was led by four ground balls apiece from Henry Andrews, James Herter and Phillip Cuddeback.
Photos courtesy of Brian Beard and Creative Images Photography.