Women's Lacrosse Rallies In Second Half To Edge Conn. College

Emma Beecher led Bowdoin with four goals against Conn. College
Emma Beecher led Bowdoin with four goals against Conn. College

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team used a five-goal run in the second half to win its first conference game of the season, 14-12, over Connecticut College on Saturday at Ryan Field.

The Polar Bears improve to 5-6 (1-6 NESCAC) while the Camels fall to 5-6 (1-5 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • In a game that featured big runs by both squads, Bowdoin took command early with a 4-0 surge to take a 6-2 lead midway through the opening period
  • Lindsay Picard sparked the run with a pair of goals for the Polar Bears
  • Conn. College responded with a 6-0 run before the break as Hannah Donegan and Erin Moran each scored twice to give the visitors an 8-6 edge at intermission
  • The teams traded goals in the opening 15 minutes of the second half as Conn. College still maintained a two-goal, 11-9 lead
  • Bowdoin's decisive run started with three goals in a span of 46 seconds. Emma Beecher closed the gap to 11-10 before Hannah Hirschfeld's free position goal evened the score with 14:36 to go. Just 27 seconds later Mettler Growney put the Polar Bears on top for good
  • The Polar Bears scored twice more, courtesy of Brooke Bullington and Megan O'Connor, to extend the lead to 14-11 before a late Camel goal by Lacey Hale closed the final margin to 14-12

By The Numbers

  • Kayli Weiss stopped nine shots for Bowdoin while Meg Raskin made 12 saves for Conn. College
  • Bowdoin dominated the draws 19-9, including a crucial 11-2 margin in the second half to spark the game-winning rally
  • Beecher finished with a team-high four goals while Lindsay Picard had three for Bowdoin
  • Donegan led all players with five goals in the loss for Conn. College
  • Annie Glenn and Beecher finished with four draw controls each for Bowdoin while Hirschfeld and Anisa LaRochelle had two caused turnovers apiece

Up Next

  • Bowdoin returns to action on Tuesday night with another NESCAC match at Colby (7:00 p.m.)
  • Conn. College will travel to Amherst on Tuesday evening for a 6:00 p.m. contest