BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team scored six unanswered goals in the first half en route to a 16-9 victory over Keene State College on Wednesday afternoon. The Polar Bears, ranked 13th in Division III, improve to 5-1 this season while the Owls drop to 2-2 overall.
Keene State stymied the Polar Bears in the early going, getting goals from Griffin Meehan and Casey Broderson to take a 2-0 lead nine minutes into the game. Bowdoin found their stride shortly thereafter, however, rolling off six-straight goals to take control of the game. Eric Thompson, Mark Flibotte and Rob Halliday closed out the first quarter with scores before Matt Legg, Cullen Winkler and Flibotte finished off the run with three consecutive goals to open the second. The Owls were able to trim the lead to 7-5 with a pair of Meehan goals later in the period, but Bowdoin closed out the half with back-to-back tallies from Owen Smith and Russ Halliday to take a 9-5 lead at the break.
Keene State could get no closer as the Polar Bears continued their offensive onslaught in the second half, scoring a season-high 16 goals in the victory. Bowdoin's balanced scoring attack featured five players with two goals apiece. Adam Tracy, Matt Legg, Owen Smith, Justin Starr and Mark Flibotte each had a pair of scores. Robert Burkhardt made seven saves in the first half before giving way to Chris Williamson, who stopped four shots in the second half. Ben York and Bryan Holden had six groundballs apiece for the Polar Bears.
The Owls were paced by four goals and an assist from Meehan while Casey Broderson had two goals and 11 groundballs. Alec Corliss made six saves in the opening half for Keene while David Brochu stopped three in the second half.
Men's Lacrosse Tallies Season-High 16 Goals in Blasting Keene