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).
- 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
- 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