Men's Lacrosse Can't Complete Comeback In Loss at Wesleyan

Shawn Daly's four goals weren't enough as Wesleyan held off Bowdoin
Shawn Daly's four goals weren't enough as Wesleyan held off Bowdoin

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team couldn't overcome a third-quarter drought in a 12-8 setback at Wesleyan University on Saturday.

The Polar Bears fall to 8-4 (4-4 NESCAC) while the Cardinals improve to 10-2 (7-1 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • The teams traded goals in the first period as Brett Kujala and Shawn Daly gave the Polar Bears a 2-0 lead before Wesleyan answered with consecutive goals by Ronan Jacoby.
  • The Cardinals used a 3-0 run to take the lead in the second quarter before goals by Daly and Kujala stemmed the tide.
  • Wesleyan carried a 7-4 lead into the half thanks to a goal by Taylor Ghesquiere with 12 seconds left in the period.
  • Bowdoin went scoreless in the third quarter, however, as the Cardinals scored twice and extended their lead with the first two goals of the fourth quarter, holding a 11-4 lead with under 12 minutes to play.
  • Bowdoin rolled off a 5-1 run over the final 10:43 but it proved to be too late, as the Cardinals held on for the 12-8 win.

By The Numbers

  • Shawn Daly had four goals and an assist for the Polar Bears.
  • Harry Stanton finished with four goals for the Cardinals.
  • John Young played well in the defeat for Bowdoin, stopping 13 shots while Otto Bohan made five saves for Wesleyan.
  • Wesleyan owned a 44-25 advantage in shots and Bowdoin didn't help its cause with 27 turnovers on the afternoon.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will look to rebound next Saturday as they host Williams on Ryan Field (location change) at 1:00 p.m. Senior Day festivities will begin shortly before game time.