BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team
dominated from the opening draw on their way to a 17-3 victory over
Colorado College on Saturday afternoon. The 16th-ranked Polar Bears
improve to 7-4 this season while the Tigers drop to 7-4.
The Polar Bears held the Tigers scoreless in the opening period, racing out to a 11-0 lead at intermission. Katy Dissinger got the Polar Bears started with three goals in the first 3:34, with Katie Stewart, Katie Herter and Liz Clegg each scoring a pair of first-half goals. Bowdoin added two more shortly after intermission to push the lead to 13 goals before Gioia Garden found the back of the net six minutes into the second half to put the Tigers on the board.
Clegg finished with three goals and an assist to pace the Polar Bears, while Dissinger added three tallies as well. McKenna Teague had a goal and two assists and five draw controls for Bowdoin, who collected 20 caused turnovers as a team, led by Stewart's four. Tara Connolly stopped three shots without allowing a score in the first period before giving way to Alexandra Brown, who stopped two shots against three goals in the second half.
Abby Fink collected a season-high 20 saves, including several strong stops early in the first half to keep the Tigers close. Garden had two goals for Colorado College while Maggie Defanti had one goal and two caused turnovers.
Bowdoin held a 47-11 edge in shots for the game and converted of 17 of 18 clears. The Tigers went just 9 of 26 in clearing and committed 32 turnovers in the loss.
Photos courtesy of Brian Beard and Creative Images Photography.