BEVERLY, Mass. - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team sprinted to a 7-1 lead in the early going and cruised to an 18-12 win at Endicott College on Tuesday evening. The tenth-ranked Polar Bears improve to 7-4 this spring while the Gulls drop to 7-4.
Carolyn Gorajek and Elizabeth Clegg had four goals each for Bowdoin while Katie Herter, McKenna Teague and Katie Stewart had two scores apiece. Tara Connolly made nine saves in the victory.
Senior Chelsea Albright got the scoring started at 26:38 with her seventh goal of the season, and after an Endicott goal evened the score, the Polar Bears then got two straight goals from Clegg and two more from leading scorer Gorajek. Katie Stewart scored again for Bowdoin before Clegg completed her hat trick at the 15:57 mark. Endicott would use a late rally to trim the lead to 11-7 at intermission.
The Polar Bears came out of the gate quickly in the second half with five of the first six goals, including one more each by Clegg and Gorajek and two by McKenna Teague to put the game out of reach. Olivia King had three ground balls and three draw controls to go with a goal, helping the Polar Bears to a 21-17 ground ball advantage and a 17-15 edge on draw controls.
Katie Herter, who scored twice on five shots, helped greatly in the draw control department, winning seven for Bowdoin. The Polar Bears play next on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. against Wesleyan.