ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - The Hamilton College women's lacrosse team outscored Bowdoin 5-2 in the second half to pull away in a 12-7 win on Thursday evening in a neutral-site game played in Florida.
The Polar Bears lose for the first time this season and drop to 3-1 (1-1 NESCAC) while the Continentals improve to 2-3 (2-1 NESCAC).
- Bowdoin scored the first three goals of the game and held a 5-2 advantage midway through the opening period thanks to consecutive goals from Natalie Rudin and Hannah Hirschfeld.
- The Continentals responded with a 5-0 run to close the period as Morgan Fletcher keyed the surge with a pair of goals to give Hamilton a 7-5 advantage at the break.
- Bowdoin trimmed the lead to 7-6 early in the second half thanks to a Kelsey Gallagher goal, but Hamilton tallied the next four goals to extend the lead to 11-6 with ten minutes to play.
By The Numbers
- Hirschfeld led Bowdoin with a pair of goals while Mettler Growney and Gallagher had a goal and an assist apiece.
- Jackie Cuddy paced Hamilton with a five-goal effort.
- Kayli Weiss made four saves for the Polar Bears. Annie Glenn had four draw controls while Grace DeWald had a pair of caused turnovers in the loss.
- Bowdoin will return to action next Wednesday, March 22 at home against Endicott at 5:00 p.m.