Men's Lacrosse Holds Off Hamilton for 12-10 Victory

Jack O'Connor made 17 stops for the Polar Bears
Jack O'Connor made 17 stops for the Polar Bears

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin men's lacrosse team picked up a 12-10 NESCAC victory over visiting Hamilton on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears improve to 4-1 (2-1 NESCAC), while the Continentals drop to 2-2 (1-2 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Hamilton took the lead with a pair of goals in the first five minutes of action. The Polar Bears responded with the final two tallies of the quarter, including a shot from Will Murtagh in the last 40 seconds.
  • The Continentals came out in the opening minutes of the second and scored a man-up goal from Clay McCollum. Bowdoin responded with a three goal surge to take its first lead of the game, sparked by a pair from Chris Fowler.
  • Zach Larsen scored midway through the quarter as the Continentals closed out the first half of action with four unanswered goals.
  • Trailing 7-5, Bowdoin stormed back with four goals in the third quarter while keeping Hamilton off the board. Sam Langan and Fowler scored just 23 seconds apart to open the frame.
  • Bowdoin rattled off two more quick goals in the final quarter for an 11-7 lead before Hamilton's Clay McCollum found the back of the net at 9:19. The Continentals scored three of the game's last four goals, but the Polar Bears held on for the win.

By the Numbers

  • Chris Conley led both teams with four goals. Larsen and McCollum each pitched in a pair.
  • Fowler paced the Polar Bears with three goals. Murtagh, Langan, and Jake Crossman all tallied two.
  • Max Scheidl made 13 stops in net for the Continentals.
  • Jack O'Connor made 17 saves for Bowdoin.
  • Sam Carlin went 12-26 in faceoffs, while Quinlan Crowley was 14-26.
  • Hamilton held a slight 38-36 edge in shots.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears play St. Lawrence in Florida on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Hamilton hosts Nazareth on March 20 at 4:00 p.m.