Bowdoin Holds Off Conn. College in One-Goal Victory

Bowdoin Holds Off Conn. College in One-Goal Victory


NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Bowdoin College women’s lacrosse team held off a late rally by Connecticut College in a 12-11 victory on Saturday afternoon. The 20th-ranked Polar Bears improved their record to 5-3 and 3-1 in the conference with their fourth straight win. The Camels slip to 3-4 and are 0-4 in league play.

Sophomore midfielder Katie Stewart scored the eventual game-winner for the visitors with 1:40 remaining in regulation. Liz Clegg, Katie Herter and Stewart all contributed with three goals and one assist to lead the Polar Bears on the offensive side of the ball. Junior midfielder Ingrid Oelschlager tallied two scores while classmate Katy Dissinger chipped in with a goal and an assist for Bowdoin. Connecticut College sophomore Katelyn Driscoll scored a game-high five goals in the setback for the hosts.

The Polar Bears went on a 4-to-0 run in the opening 10:34 of the second half to build a sizable 11-7 advantage. Oelschlager scored both of her goals during the stretch and the visitors appeared to be on their way to victory. But Driscoll scored the next two goals on free positions, making it an 11-9 game with 3:26 to go. Bowdoin had the ball and was trying to kill the clock with the two goal cushion but Stewart found a seam in the Camel defense and drove to the cage for a goal that put the Polar Bears on top 12-9 with 1:40 remaining.

The Camels refused to go away and, after Driscoll scored her fifth, Sara Christopher assisted Hill for a goal that trimmed the deficit to 12-11 with 25 seconds left.

The Camels won the ensuing draw control but were whistled for a charge and Bowdoin was able to kill the clock and hold on for its fourth straight win. Rookie netminder Tara Connolly stopped nine shots in the victory for the Polar Bears. Ashleigh Kowtoniuk made 13 saves in goal for Connecticut College.