Field Hockey Remains Perfect with Win Over Wesleyan

Kara Finnerty led the Polar Bears to a perfect 3-0 week in NESCAC play and tallied two game-winning overtime goals.
Kara Finnerty led the Polar Bears to a perfect 3-0 week in NESCAC play and tallied two game-winning overtime goals.

MIDDLETOWN, Conn.  – The Bowdoin field hockey team extended its shutout streak with a 4-0 win over Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.

The top-ranked Polar Bears (4-0, 3-0 NESCAC) have not allowed a goal since September 7, stringing together three consecutive shutout wins following the season opener. The Cardinals suffered their first conference loss of the season and sit at 1-3 (0-1 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin scored all four goals in the first half of play.
  • Kara Finnerty scored the first of her two goals 12:59 into the game off a feed by Juliana Fiore.
  • Elizabeth Bennewitz collected her own rebound off a direct shot penalty corner and drove in the team's second goal of the half.
  • Finnerty followed up with another tally for the Polar Bears two minutes later, giving Bowdoin a 3-0 lead.
  • Kimmy Ganong rounded out the game's scoring after finishing off a feed from Mettler Growney with five minutes to play in the half.
  • The Polar Bears dominated the game offensively, holding a 26-2 edge in shots and 11-2 corner advantage.
  • Claire Edelman made eight first half stops in net for Wesleyan, before Delaney Wood stopped seven in the second.
  • Clara Belitz and Liz Rill combined for a complete game shutout.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears play another conference game on Tuesday as they travel north to Waterville for a 7:00 p.m. matchup against Colby.