Men's Lacrosse Falls to Amherst In High-Scoring NESCAC Quarterfinal

Shawn Daly scored three goals and had three assists in the loss at Amherst
Shawn Daly scored three goals and had three assists in the loss at Amherst

AMHERST, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team saw its season come to a close in a 24-16 setback to Amherst in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

The seventh-seeded Polar Bears fall to 8-7 while the second-seeded Mammoths improve to 14-2.

Game Highlights

  • The Polar Bears grabbed an early 2-0 lead on goals from James Strabley and Daniel Buckman only to see Amherst even the score moments later.
  • Bowdoin rolled off a three straight goals to take a 5-2 lead later in the frame. But the Mammoths scored three times in the final 3:29 of the period to knot the score at 5-5 after one quarter.
  • Evan Wolf scored twice to spark a 3-0 surge to give Amherst their first lead of the game, but four different Polar Bears scored to key a 4-1 run to end the half, as Bowdoin tied the score on a Shawn Daly goal, 9-9, just before the break.
  • Bowdoin took their final lead of the game on a Brett Kujala goal moments into the third quarter, but Amherst took command from there - outscoring Bowdoin 10-2 over the final 13:12 of the stanza to build a 19-12 advantage.
  • Bowdoin could get no closer than six goals in the fourth quarter.

By The Numbers

  • Shawn Daly led Bowdoin with three goals and three assists. Bradley Ingersoll scored three times for the Polar Bears.
  • Amherst was led by seven goals and two assists from Colin Minicus.
  • John Young stopped 17 shots for Bowdoin while Chad Simons stopped 15 for Amherst.
  • Amherst held a 63-43 edge in shots.
  • The Polar Bears went 4-7 with the man-up compared to 2-6 for Amherst.
  • Amherst's Dylan Finazzo (26-37) was the top face-off performer of the afternoon.