Polar Bear Second-Half Rally Falls Short at Trinity

Polar Bear Second-Half Rally Falls Short at Trinity


HARTFORD, Conn. - A furious late rally by the Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team fell short in a 14-9 loss at Trinity on Saturday afternoon. The ninth-ranked Bantams improve to 3-0 while the Polar Bears drop their third-straight to fall to 1-3.

Caitlin Irvine scored four goals and an assist while Kristin Phelps added four tallies for the Bantams. Bowdoin was led by two goals apiece from Katie Stewart, Liz Clegg, Carolyn Gorajek and McKenna Teague.

Trinity held Bowdoin scoreless in the first half and until 4:19 into the second frame, mounting a 9-0 lead in the process. The Polar Bears got on the board with a Clegg goal, only to see Trinity roll off three more tallies to take a 12-1 lead with 19:34 to play.

Bowdoin replied with a five-goal surge, bookended by Teague goals, to close within 12-6 with 8:06 on the clock. Phelps shut the door with back-to-back goals five minutes apart, as Bowdoin scored three times in a 1:06 span late in the contest to make it a 14-9 final.

Tara Connolly stopped 11 shots in net for the Polar Bears while Stephanie Fisher made 10 stops for Trinity.