Ganong Nets Two in Midweek Field Hockey Win Over Bates

Kimmy Ganong tallied two of Bowdoin's three goals on Wednesday night
Kimmy Ganong tallied two of Bowdoin's three goals on Wednesday night

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin field hockey team extended its season opening win streak with a 3-0 midweek win over Bates on Wednesdays night.

The top-ranked Polar Bears have not surrendered a goal in back-to-back NESCAC contests and improve to 3-0 (2-0 NESCAC) on the season. The Bobcats (2-1, 1-1 NESCAC) suffer their first loss of the season after fending off Hamilton in a 4-3 conference opener.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin got on the board 7:19 into the game as Emily McColgan moved the ball down the left side and pushed a hard ball towards net. Johna Cook connected with the shot to tip it past Alyssa Souza.
  • Two minutes later Kimmy Ganong finished off a feed from Mettler Growney to double the Polar Bears lead. Growney worked the ball from the top of the circle and dished a reverse stick pass to Ganong who stood just left of the stroke line for a finish.
  • Ganong tallied the team's final goal midway through the second half, deflecting a drive from the top by Elizabeth Bennewitz.
  • Bowdoin outshot Bates by a 9-2 margin with an 8-0 edge in corners. Souza ended the day with three saves for the Bobcats. Clara Belitz stopped a pair of shots in 60:23 of play before Liz Rill came in to close out the game.

Up Next

  • Bates travels to Tufts on Saturday for a 12:00 p.m. NESCAC game.
  • Bowdoin head to Connecticut to play Wesleyan at noon on September 17.