BRUNSWICK, Maine – Charlie Lynch scored the game-winning goal with five seconds remaining to lift the Colby College men's lacrosse team to an 8-7 comeback win over Bowdoin on Wednesday night at Whittier Field.
The Mules get a much-needed NESCAC win and improve to 4-5 (2-5 NESCAC) with the victory. Bowdoin's eight-game winning streak comes to an end as the Polar Bears fall to 8-3 (4-3 NESCAC).
- Bowdoin scored the first two goals of the game in what proved to be the biggest lead for either squad in the entire contest.
- Devoe Arnold and Matthew Crowell found the back of the net for the hosts before Riley Bergstrom's goal for Colby trimmed the lead to 2-1 after one period.
- The squads traded goals in the second quarter as Bowdoin owned a 4-3 edge at intermission.
- Colby took its first lead of the game on goals from Derek Muse and Tucker Dietrick to open the third quarter.
- Bowdoin answered quickly, regaining the lead on tallies from Daniel Buckman and Jeff Powers to take a 6-5 edge into the final period.
- After Dietrick tied the score early in the fourth quarter, Jake Crossman gave Bowdoin a one-goal edge, 7-6, on a goal with 9:37 to.
- The Polar Bears had several possessions to extend their lead over the next eight minutes, but could not solve goaltender C.J. Layton, who made four saves in the third quarter and two more in the fourth.
- Dietrick found the equalizer with 1:33 to go, tying the score off a feed from Billy Jacobs.
- The game-winner came off a scramble in front as Dietrick found Lynch in the middle, who ripped a turnaround shot for the go-ahead goal with just five seconds on the clock.
By The Numbers
- Bowdoin held a 33-25 advantage in shots, but C.J. Layton made 14 saves for the Mules in the victory.
- Dietrick finished with four goals and an assist for Colby.
- Bowdoin was paced by two goals and two assists from Daniel Buckman while John Young was credited with four saves. Caleb Geitz led all players with three caused turnovers.
- Faceoffs were tied 9-9 for the game and Bowdoin was unable to convert on five man-up opportunities in the contest.
- Bowdoin heads to Wesleyan on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
- Colby will travel to Williams on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. start