BRUNSWICK, Maine - First-year Liz Clegg scored the game-winning goal with 2:54 remaining as the Bowdoin women's lacrosse team survived a late scare to take an 11-10 win over Connecticut College on Saturday. The Polar Bears improve to 5-3 overall (1-3 NESCAC) while the Camels fall to 2-5 (0-4 NESCAC).
Clegg broke a 10-10 tie with under three minutes to go, receiving a pass from Ingrid Oelschlager and scoring her only goal of the game to give the Polar Bears the lead. The Camels were able to wrestle the ball back from the Polar Bears with under a minute to go and had a great chance to force overtime. A loose ball in front of the Bowdoin cage resulted in a scramble. The ball came to the waiting stick of Conn's Emily Mason, who scooped the ball towards an open net. Bowdoin goaltender Steph Collins-Finn made a diving retreat, covering the ball just inches short of the goal line as time expired.
Lindsay McNamara had five goals for the Polar Bears, including three in the opening half as the teams entered the break tied a seven. Neither team had more than a one goal lead for the final 40 minutes of the game and the squads traded goal-for-goal in the second half.
Ali Iovanella scored three times to lead the Camels while Sara Christopher had a pair of goals. Mason had two goals and a team-high three caused turnovers for Connecticut College while Ali McPherson led the visitors with four groundballs. Ashleigh Kowtoniuk made 13 saves in goal.
Bowdoin's Steph Collins-Finn made 11 saves while Katie Herter had two goals, an assist, three draw controls and two caused turnovers. McNamara had five groundballs for Bowdoin, who held a 14-9 advantage in draw controls. The Camels held a 31-30 edge in shots while Bowdoin surived 24 turnovers on the afternoon.
Women's Lacrosse Surives Thriller Against Connecticut College