Men's Lacrosse Drops Season-Opener at Conn College

Brett Kujala led Bowdoin with a hat trick against Connecticut College
Brett Kujala led Bowdoin with a hat trick against Connecticut College

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Connecticut College men's lacrosse team used a four-goal third quarter to rally past Bowdoin, 8-6, in the season-opener for both squads on Saturday afternoon.

The Camels improve to 1-0 (1-0 NESCAC) while Bowdoin falls to 0-1 (0-1 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • In a back-and-forth game, the teams ended the first quarter tied 3-3 as six different scorers found the back of the net. 
  • A second quarter goal by Connecticut College's Jack Rutter gave the hosts a 4-3 edge at the break.
  • Bowdoin got consecutive goals from Shawn Daly and Brett Kujala to open the third quarter, taking a 5-4 advantage with 11:54 left in the frame.
  • The Camels answered with a four-goal surge, sparked by a pair of Sean Smith goals, to carry an 8-5 lead into the final period.
  • Bowdoin was unable to score until Kujala netted his third of the game with 1:38 to close the final margin to two goals.

By The Numbers

  • John Young made six saves for Bowdoin while Jameson Hill stopped 15 for Connecticut College.
  • Bowdoin owned a 43-32 edge in shots for the game.
  • Brett Kujala finished with a team-high three goals for Bowdoin.
  • Sean Smith and Jack Rutter scored two goals each for the Camels.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will return to action next Saturday when they host Amherst in the first lacrosse game at Whitter Field next Saturday at 1:00 p.m.