BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bates College women's lacrosse team defeated Bowdoin for the first time since 2008, 17-6, in a game that was shortened due to snow on Wednesday night at Ryan Field.
The contest was called due to unplayable field conditions with approximately four minutes remaining. The Bobcats improve to 10-1 (5-1 NESCAC) while the Polar Bears fall to 4-6 (0-6 NESCAC).
- Bates took an early lead thanks to goals from four different players in a 4-0 run to open the contest
- Bowdoin got two back before the Bobcats rolled off four more, including two from Emma Brinkman to extend the lead to 8-2
- Mettler Growney scored twice before the half for the Polar Bears as the hosts trimmed the lead to 9-4 at the break
- After Allison Dewey opened the second half with a goal for Bates, Bowdoin's Lindsay Picard and Megan O'Connor scored consecutive goals to make it a competitive 10-6 contest with 20:42 to go.
- But as the conditions quickly deteriorated, the Bobcats pulled away, scoring seven straight goals to pull away, including four from Moriah Greenstein
By The Numbers
- Greenstein finished with a game-high five goals to go with an assist for Bates
- Dewey and Camille Belletete had three each while Kaileigh Maguire had a game-best seven draw controls for the visitors
- Bowdoin was paced by three goals from Mettler Growney
- Hannah Jeffrey stopped ten shots for the Bobcats while Kayli Weiss saw the majority of time for Bowdoin, stopping six shots
- Bates held a 25-20 edge in shots and 16-10 lead in draw controls in the match
- Bowdoin will return to action Saturday with a key home contest against Connecticut College at noon
- Bates will host Middlebury at noon on Saturday in Lewiston