Second Half Push Leads Wesleyan Past Men's Lacrosse

Donal Mullane had three assists in the loss to Wesleyan
Donal Mullane had three assists in the loss to Wesleyan

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Wesleyan University men's lacrosse team outscored Bowdoin 9-2 in the second half of a 13-4 victory on Saturday afternoon at Whittier Field.

The Cardinals improve to 10-2 (6-2 NESCAC) with the win while the Polar Bears fall to 6-7 (2-6 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • The teams played a tight first half before the Cardinals used a big third quarter surge to put the game out of reach.
  • The Cardinals scored the first two goals of the game but Bowdoin replied with a pair to tie the contest at 2-2 with 8:46 left in the first period.
  • Ronan Jacoby gave the Cardinals a 3-2 lead with 7:07 left in the first quarter and Tom Martello scored the only goal of the second frame to give Wesleyan a 4-2 advantage at the break.
  • Bowdoin trimmed the lead to a single goal, 4-3, on a Jake Crossman goal to open the second half, but Wesleyan answered with a pair of tallies to push the lead back to three goals, 6-3, on a Corey Aviles tally at 11:40.
  • The Polar Bears scored their final goal of the game at 7:07 of the third quarter, drawing to within 6-4 on a goal by Brad Ingersoll.
  • Wesleyan took command from there, scoring three times in the final 1:27 of the third quarter to push the lead to 9-4.
  • The run continued with two more goals in the first 2:46 of the fourth frame from Ronan Jacoby to extend the advantage to 11-4 en route to the victory.

By The Numbers

  • Ronan Jacoby finished with four goals and two assists for the Cardinals while Colin Uyeki and Tom Martello had three apiece.
  • Brad Ingersoll led Bowdoin with a pair of goals while Donal Mullane had three assists for the Polar Bears.
  • Wesleyan's Otto Bohan made 15 saves in goal for the Cardinals in 56:30 of play before giving way to Colin Haney, who stopped two shots in the final 3:30.
  • Bowdoin's Michael Covell made eight saves for the Polar Bears.
  • Wesleyan held a 42-33 edge in shots and won 13-20 on the faceoff dot, thanks in great part to a 6-8 performance by Ben Shapiro.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears will return to action next Saturday as they head to Williams for a 1:00 p.m. match.
  • Wesleyan will host Hamilton next Saturday at noon.