Bashaw OT Game-Winner Nets Field Hockey Win Over Hamilton

Abby Bashaw tallied two goals in the win, including the overtime golden goal
Abby Bashaw tallied two goals in the win, including the overtime golden goal

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Abby Bashaw scored seven minutes into overtime to lift the Bowdoin field hockey team to a 3-2 win over visiting Hamilton on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (8-1, 5-1 NESCAC) scored two goals in the first half of action, but the Continentals (3-6, 1-5 NESCAC) scored a pair of third quarter goals to force overtime.

Game Highlights

  • Peyton Jackson intercepted a Hamilton pass coming out of the circle and swept a quick ball to Abby Bashaw. Bashaw fired a reverse sweep past a sliding Maggie Reville to give Bowdoin a 1-0 lead 3:56 into play.
  • Elizabeth Growney doubled the Polar Bear lead, connecting with a high rebound on the right post late in the second quarter.
  • Hamilton evened the game quickly, striking twice in the span of 1:10 early in the third quarter. Maura Holden inserted on a Continental corner and later recovered the ball on the right post, pushing her shot to the far side.
  • Another Hamilton corner gave the visitors an equalizer. Holden inserted to Cat Donahue who took a direct that rattled the back of the cage.
  • It took seven minutes of overtime play before Bashaw put away the game-winner. Elle Brine carried into the circle and offered a flat pass to Bashaw who poked it into Reville and past her feet.

By the Numbers

  • Reville made 18 saves for the Continentals.
  • Maddie Ferrucci made three stops.
  • Bowdoin held a 26-8 shot advantage and 16-5 edge in corners.
  • Jackson had a defensive save in the first quarter.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears host UMaine-Farmington on October 9 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Hamilton travels to Trinity next Saturday with an 11:00 a.m. game.