Bowdoin Can't Get On Track in Road Setback at Trinity

Bowdoin Can't Get On Track in Road Setback at Trinity

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Bowdoin College football team saw its two-game winning streak cut short in a 31-0 loss at Trinity on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bears fall to 2-3 this season while the first-place Bantams improve to 5-0 on the year.

Bowdoin could only muster 96 yards of total offense against the NESCAC's top defensive unit and the Polar Bear defense, despite a valiant effort, allowed a pair of long touchdown runs to Ben Crick in the loss.

Evan Bunker scored on a four-yard touchdown and Crick broke loose on a 37-yard scamper to give the Bantams a 14-0 lead less than ten minutes into the game. Zach Conte added a 28-yard field goal early in the second period as Trinity held a 17-0 edge at intermission. Bowdoin had a chance to cut into the lead before halftime as Tim Sowa intercepted a Trinity pass at the Bantam 35. The Polar Bears drove down to the Trinity 2, but were forced into a field goal attempt. A band snap on the kick kept Bowdoin off the board.

Andrew Grombala caught a five-yard touchdown pass from Hedley Jennings in the third quarter before Crick capped the scoring with a 53-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Crick finished with 119 yards on nine carries to lead the Bantam offense.

Nick Goldin caught four passes for 50 yards in the loss for Bowdoin. Mac Caputi went 9-30 for 68 yards through the air while the Polar Bears were held to just 28 yards rushing on the afternoon.

Defensively, Joey Cleary had a team-high seven tackles while Ian Vieira had two sacks for the Polar Bears. Tim Sowa and Denzel McLarty both collected interceptions.

Bowdoin will look to get back into the win column next Saturday when they host Wesleyan at 12:30 at Whittier Field.