Second Half Run Leads Women's Lacrosse To Win At Conn. College

Kara Finnerty had five goals and an assist in Bowdoin's win at Conn. College
Kara Finnerty had five goals and an assist in Bowdoin's win at Conn. College

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team used a five-goal run in the second half to blow open a tight contest and take a 16-12 win over Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears improve to 8-2 (5-2 NESCAC) with the win while the Camels fall to 1-8 (0-6 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • A back-and-forth opening half saw the Polar Bears use a four-goal run, including two goals from Kara Finnerty, to open up a 10-5 lead with just 2:21 remaining in the period.
  • The Camels scored twice in the final 19 seconds however, to trim Bowdoin's halftime lead to 10-7.
  • Conn. College stayed hot to open the second half, as Jamie Navoni scored twice in a three-goal surge to tie the game at 10-10 with 24:20 remaining.
  • Bowdoin took control from there, as Kelsey Gallagher started the decisive run with an unassisted goal at 23:48.
  • Hannah Hirschfeld then scored twice times in a span of 5:05 to raise Bowdoin's lead to 14-10 with 12:43 to go.
  • Kara Finnerty ended the run with her fifth goal of the game and Caroline Maxwell's first career goal put the contest on ice with 1:11 to go.

By The Numbers

  • Kara Finnerty and Hannah Hirschfeld led the way for Bowdoin with five-goal efforts and each had an assist as well.
  • Kelsey Gallagher notched three goals and an assist while Annie Glenn had two goals and two helpers to go with a team-best six draw controls.
  • Jamie Navoni led the Camels with six goals.
  • Kayli Weiss made nine saves in the game for Bowdoin.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will be back in action tomorrow at Wheaton for a 1:00 p.m. start and then returns home on Wednesday night with a big NESCAC contest against Colby at 7:00 p.m. on Ryan Field.