Men's Lacrosse Uses Big Third Quarter To Put Away Conn College

David Nemirov had three goals and an assist in Saturday's win over Conn. College
David Nemirov had three goals and an assist in Saturday's win over Conn. College

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team earned its second-straight win by defeating Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon, 12-7.

The Polar Bears improve to 3-9 (2-5 NESCAC) with the victory while the Camels fall to 2-11 (0-8 NESCAC).

Bowdoin got strong offensive performances from David Nemirov, who had three goals and an assist, and a five-assist effort from Brandon Lee. Peter Reuter, Shawn Daly and Daniel O'Berry each had two goals apiece for the Polar Bears. Connecticut College was paced by three goals from Wyatt Tompkins. Briggs Barton and Ross Thompson had two goals each to account for the rest of the Camel scoring on the afternoon.

Bowdoin never trailed in the contest, but the Camels tied them on two occasions, including at 3-3 following a Barton goal early in the second quarter. The Polar Bears rolled off three goals in a four-minute span from Brandon Rothman, O'Berry and Nemirov to stretch their advantage to 6-3, but late goals from Barton and Tompkins trimmed the Bowdoin edge to 6-5 at the break.

The Polar Bears took command in the third quarter, out-scoring the Camels 4-1 to open the frame and expand the lead to 10-6. Daly and Mac Caputi scored just 13 seconds apart from each other to cap the run. Thompson scored for Connecticut College late in the period, but Bowdoin shut out the Camels in the fourth quarter and tacked on two more goals to seal the win.

Peter Mumford made 11 saves in the victory for Bowdoin. Matt Andrews permitted five goals in 18:15 of work for Conn. College, stopping three shots, before giving way to Bobby Bleinstein, who made 13 saves and permitted seven goals over the final 41:45.

Caputi grabbed a team-high six ground balls for Bowdoin while Eamon O'Leary led Conn. College defensively with two caused turnovers and two ground balls.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Tuesday evening with a huge NESCAC game against rival Colby in Waterville at 7:00 p.m. The Camels will play next Saturday at Hamilton College at 1:00 p.m. in their next outing.