BRUNSWICK, Maine – Cal Fullerton scored the game-winning goal to give the Bowdoin men's lacrosse team an 8-7 win over Connecticut College in its season-opener on Saturday afternoon at Whittier Field.
The Polar Bears (1-0) led for the most of regulation only to see the Camels (0-1) score twice in a one minute span in the fourth quarter to force overtime.
- Bowdoin took the lead on a Jake Crossman goal 1:43 into the game and held a 3-1 lead after the opening quarter.
- Conn. College got goals from Brandon Plante and PJ Kelleher to tie the game early in the second quarter, before Reed Baker and Sam Langan regained the lead for Bowdoin.
- The Polar Bears held a 5-4 lead at intermission and the teams traded goals in the third quarter as Bowdoin carried a 6-5 advantage heading to the fourth.
- Zach Chandler extended Bowdoin's lead to two goals early in the final frame, but Plante and Jordan Foster scored at 6:13 and 5:15, respectively, to tie the score at 7-7.
- Both teams had a possession in overtime, and Jon Creed had a doorstep opportunity to give the Camels the victory. Bowdoin goaltender Jack O'Connor made a clutch save and the Polar Bear scooped up the groundball.
- Cal Fullerton took it coast-to-coast and ripped a low shot to win it with 39.6 left in the first overtime.
By The Numbers
- Jake Crossman and Zach Chandler scored twice apiece for Bowdoin in the victory. Brad Ingersoll had two assists. Henry Savage had a team-high three caused turnovers.
- Jordan Foster had two goals and two assists for Connecticut College. Brandon Plante had two scores.
- Faceoffs were split as Bowdoin's Sam Carlin won 10 against nine for Toby Almedia of Conn. College.
- Colin Smith stopped 15 shots for the Camels. Jack O'Connor had six saves for Bowdoin.
- The Polar Bears owned a 48-19 edge in shots in the game.
- The Polar Bears will return to action on Tuesday night at the University of New England at 7:00 p.m.
- Conn. College will host New England College on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.