MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The Wesleyan University women's lacrosse team jumped to an early lead and never looked back in a 14-7 win over Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.
The Cardinals improve to 9-4 (5-3 NESCAC) and defeat Bowdoin (9-4, 5-4) for the first time since 2009.
- The Cardinals took a 6-1 lead in the opening half thanks to two goals apiece from Meredith Smith and Rachel Aronow.
- Bowdoin's Kate McAloon accounted for the lone Polar Bear goal in the opening period.
- Wesleyan pushed the lead to as many as eight goals midway through the second half as Smith scored twice more early in the final period.
- Bowdoin closed the game on a 3-1 run to close the final gap to 14-7.
By The Numbers
- Meredith Smith scored a game-high four goals with an assist while Rachel Aronow had three goals and an assist.
- The Polar Bears were paced by two goals and an assist each from Kara Finnerty and Hannah Hirschfeld.
- Grace McCann made 12 saves in the victory for Wesleyan while Kayli Weiss and Erin Morrissey made four saves each for Bowdoin, both playing 30 minutes in goal for the Polar Bears.
- Wesleyan owned a 26-22 advantage in shots for the contest.
- The Polar Bears will return to action on Saturday when they celebrate Senior Day against Colorado College at 11:30 on Ryan Field.