Big Fourth Quarter Pushes Amherst Over Bowdoin in Men's Lacrosse

Big Fourth Quarter Pushes Amherst Over Bowdoin in Men's Lacrosse
Christopher Williamson made 14 saves in Bowdoin's loss to Amherst

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A strong fourth quarter led the Amherst College men's lacrosse team to its first conference win of the season on Saturday, as the Jeffs broke a 5-5 tie and edged Bowdoin College, 9-6, in a neutral-site matchup on the campus of Brown University.

First-years Kane Haffey and Sam Lawlor each scored a pair of goals for the Jeffs (2-2, 1-2 NESCAC). Bowdoin (1-2, 0-2 NESCAC) was led by Dan Hanley and Griffin Cardew, who had two goals each. Franklin Reis had a goal and an assist.

Leading 3-2 after the opening quarter and 5-3 at the half, Amherst surrendered a pair of unanswered goals in the third. It was all Jeffs in the final frame, however, as Amherst broke the 5-5 deadlock to outscore Bowdoin 4-1 and take the win.

Bowdoin kept the contest close thanks in part to a strong effort from goalie Christopher Williamson, who made several outstanding stops en route to 14 total saves. Amherst held a 36-27 advantage in shots in the game.

The Polar Bears will look to bounce back on Wednesday evening with a home game against Bates (7:00 p.m.).

A complete box score will be posted on the Bowdoin website, when available.