Men's Lacrosse Falls to Williams in Season Opener

Peter Reuter had a pair of goals in Wednesday night's loss to Bates
Peter Reuter had a pair of goals in Wednesday night's loss to Bates

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team suffered a 16-5 defeat in its season-opener at Williams on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears dip to 0-1 and will look to get into the win column next Saturday at Amherst (1:00). Williams improves to 1-0 with the victory.

Peter Reuter accounted for three of Bowdoin's five goals in the loss. Brandon Lee also scored for the Polar Bears and first-year Matthew Crowell tallied his first collegiate goal for Bowdoin. Connor Laughlin played 57:10 in goal for Bowdoin, making nine saves. Peter Mumford was not tested over the final 2:50.

Conor Roddy, Steven Kiesel and Andy Grabowski had three goals apiece in the win for Williams. Dan Whittam played the majority of the game in net for the Ephs, stopping five shots.

Williams jumped to a 5-2 lead after the first quarter of play and maintained a three-goal lead, 6-3, at intermission. The Ephs put the game out of reach with a five-goal third quarter, however, extending their advantage to 11-4 en route to the win.

Defensively, Mac Caputi had two caused turnover and eight ground balls for Bowdoin. The Polar Bears went just 1-6 with the man advantage and turned the ball over 20 times in the setback. Rob Talcott won nine of 17 faceoffs for Bowdoin.