March 25, 2009

Second-Half Surge Leads Bowdoin to Easy Win Over Wheaton

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BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team stifled Wheaton on Wednesday, dealing the Lyons their first loss of the season in a 14-3 non-conference victory. The Polar Bears stand at 4-3 this season while Wheaton drops to 3-1 on the year.

Tied at one in the early going, Bowdoin used a three-goal spurt, keyed by a Christina Denitzio goal, to take a 4-1 lead with 15 minutes remaining in the half. After Brittany Whynot closed the gap to 4-2 with 6:52 left in the half, Ingrid Oelschlager scored for the Polar Bears to give the hosts a 5-2 edge at the break.

Bowdoin put the game away with a decisive seven-goal run to open the second period. First-year McKenna Teague scored three goals in the run and finished with a game-high four goals. Oelschlager ended with three goals for Bowdoin, while Katy Dissinger and Lindsay McNamara each had two goals and an assist. Steph Collins-Finn stopped seven shots in goal for the Polar Bears. Whynott scored a pair of goals for Wheaton. Marianna Macellino stopped 14 shots in the loss for the Lyons.