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).
- 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.
- 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.