BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team scored a season-best 14 goals and held Endicott to one score over the final 39:30 in a 14-4 victory on Senior Day at Pickard Field.
The Polar Bears improve to 8-5 heading into the final week of the regular season while the Gulls have lost consecutive games and fall to 10-5.
Billy Bergner scored a team-high four goals for the Polar Bears, who held a 57-18 advantage in shots. Franklin Reis had two goals and two assists while Peter Reuter also scored twice for Bowdoin. Connor McCormack led Endicott with two scores on the afternoon.
The Gulls held a 2-1 advantage midway through the opening period as both of McCormack's goals came within a 61-second span. Bergner keyed a 3-0 surge to close the quarter, however, and Bowdoin extended its lead with two goals to open the second quarter. After Scott McCormack trimmed the Polar Bear lead to 6-3 at 9:30 of the second stanza, the Polar Bears rolled off three goals before intermission, capped by a Will Wise goal with 1:51 remaining, to take a 9-3 lead at the break.
Bowdoin's Dan Hanley accounted for the third quarter's only goal at 8:42 and Reuter and Bergner added early fourth quarter scores to give the hosts an insurmountable 12-3 lead with 11:42 to go. Endicott's four goals scored were a season-low.
Endicott's Cameron Bell was peppered all day and managed to stop 18 shots while also collecting an assist on Kyle Burke's fourth-quarter transition goal for the Gulls. Endicott was victimized by 31 turnovers, however, and went 0-3 with the extra man. Sam Ozycz won 14 of 21 faceoffs and grabbed a team-high 12 ground balls.
Bowdoin's Christopher Williamson stopped eight shots in 55:16 before giving way to Michael Bottinelli, who was not tested over the final 4:44 in net for the Polar Bears. Max Rosner led the Polar Bears with five caused turnovers.
Bowdoin will return to action with their NESCAC regular season finale on Wednesday evening under the lights at Ryan Field against Tufts at 7:00 p.m. Endicott will return to action tomorrow with their final regular season home game against Nichols at 1:00 p.m.