Men's Lacrosse Falls to Nationally-Ranked Middlebury

Peter Reuter scored two goals in Saturday's loss to Middlebury
Peter Reuter scored two goals in Saturday's loss to Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Ten different players scored to lead the Middlebury College men's lacrosse team over Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon, 13-7.

The 17th-ranked Panthers improve to 6-1 (3-1 NESCAC) while the Polar Bears fall to 1-5 (1-3 NESCAC).

Jack Rautiola led all players with three goals and an assist while Jon Broome had a goal and five assists for the hosts. Bowdoin was led by two goals from Peter Reuter. Brandon Lee and David Nemirov had a goal and an assist each.

Middlebury scored the first six goals of the game before Daniel O'Berry broke through with one second remaining in the opening quarter for Bowdoin. The Polar Bears cut the lead to 7-3 following a Nemirov goal midway through the second quarter but Middlebury closed the period with a pair of goals, extending their lead to 9-3, and outscored Bowdoin 3-1 in the third quarter to extend the lead to 12-4. The Polar Bears outscored Middlebury 3-1 in the final quarter to cut the final margin to six.

Middlebury held a 44-36 edge in shots and won 13 of 23 face-offs in the game. Bowdoin did not commit a penalty and went 2-3 with the extra-man in the contest. Peter Mumford made 11 saves in net for Bowdoin while Max Nordeen caused a turnover and had three ground balls.

The Polar Bears will look to get back into the win column on Wednesday when they play a neutral-site game against Plattsburgh State at Keene State at 7:30 p.m.