March 16, 2013

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

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.