Field Hockey Clips Cardinals 3-1 in Saturday Action

Elizabeth Growney had two of Bowdoin's three goals against Wesleyan
Elizabeth Growney had two of Bowdoin's three goals against Wesleyan

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Elizabeth Growney scored a pair of goals to lead the Bowdoin field hockey team to a 3-1 NESCAC win over Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears climb to 5-1 (3-1 NESCAC), while droping the Cardinals to 3-3 (0-3 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Wesleyan broke through with under two minutes remaining in the first quarter to go ahead 1-0. On a corner, Oliva Baglieri blasted a shot from the top off an insert from Grace Kohn.
  • Bowdoin responded with three seconds remaining in the quarter to even the game. Growney deflected a cross from Kara Finnerty on the left post.
  • Finnerty found Abby Bashaw for another tally seven minutes into the second quarter. With Bashaw behind the goalie, Finnerty fed her the ball for another quick redirect.
  • Growney called the game with an unassisted goal with nine minutes left to play in the game. After peppering Wesleyan's Delaney Wood with multiple shots in quick succession, Growney finally put a rebound in net.

By the Numbers

  • Bowdoin held a commanding 11-2 edge in penalty corners and 27-1 shot advantage.
  • Wood made 16 stops for the Cardinals.
  • Baglieri had two defensive saves for Wesleyan as well.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears play at Wellesley on September 24 with a 5:00 p.m. start.