WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass – Rachel Kennedy scored four goals en route to a 5-0 shutout for the Bowdoin field hockey team Sunday afternoon against Williams.
The second ranked Polar Bears (9-1, 6-1 NESCAC) allowed only three total shots from the Ephs (7-4, 4-3 NESCAC) throughout the course of the game. All three shots came in the opening half.
Kennedy started the day's scoring in the 19th minute of the first half. Controlling a difficult ball out of the air from Adrienne O'Donnell, she played the ball off the bounce and buried it in the net to put Bowdoin on top 1-0. Kimmy Ganong doubled Bowdoin's lead with less than two minutes remaining in the half as she deflected a ball at the top of the circle from O'Donnell.
With just over ten minutes remaining in the second half, the Bowdoin offense came alive again as Kennedy scored her second of the game. Collecting a rebound off the pads of Williams' Margaret Draper, Kennedy knocked in the team's third goal. Five minutes later, Kennedy added to her goal total by cleaning up another loose ball in the circle. Kennedy netted her fourth goal of the game with just 32 second remaining off a feed from Pam Herter.
Bowdoin outshot the Ephs 23-3 and held a 19-1 edge in penalty corners. Draper made eight saves in net for Williams, while Hannah Gartner made one save on the opposite end for Bowdoin.
Bowdoin returns to action on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. for a non-conference matchup at the University of Southern Maine.