BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team picked up its first win of the spring in a 12-8 victory over Hamilton on Saturday at Ryan Field.
The Polar Bears never trailed and led for the final 58:49 of the contest to improve to 1-3 (1-2 NESCAC). Hamilton falls to 3-2 (1-2 NESCAC) with the loss.
First-year Shawn Daly was outstanding for Bowdoin, scoring four goals and adding an assist. Brandon Lee had two goals and two assists for the Polar Bears, who got a great effort from goaltender Peter Mumford, stopping 14 shots in the win.
Hamilton was paced by Joe Ricciuti's three goals while John Zimmerman pitched in two. Will Driscoll stopped 15 shots for the Continentals.
Defensively, Bowdoin's Mac Caputi had two caused turnovers and five ground balls while Ryan Monahan had three caused turnovers and one ground ball. Samuel Hodgson also added a pair of caused turnovers for the hosts. Trip Connors won 6 of 10 faceoffs for Hamilton while Zimmerman and Eric Zurmuehle had three ground balls apiece. The Polar Bears held a 41-30 edge in shots and committed just 10 turnovers in the game. Bowdoin was 1-2 with the extra man and Hamilton went scoreless in three tries.
The Polar Bears will return to action on Wednesday as they play Stevens in Virginia Beach, Va., at 4:30 p.m. Hamilton will also travel south for their next contest, against Western Connecticut in Orlando on Tuesday at noon.