BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Eleven players found their way into the scoring column as the nationally-ranked Bowdoin women's lacrosse team continued to roll and improved to 7-1 on the year with a 20-3 non-conference victory over the University of New England Sunday afternoon.
The Polar Bears, ranked 15th in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll, received three goals apiece from juniors Katie Herter and Katie Stewart, as well as first-year Jordan Smith, to pace the attack.
Sophomores Devin Hardy and Helen Conaghan, and first-year Betsy Sachs all contributed two goals to the cause for Bowdoin, which out-shot the hosts, 42-10. The Polar Bears also tallied assists on more than half (11) of their scores -- spread out across nine individuals.
UNE (3-7) got on the board first, as junior Jenna Barton notched her ninth goal of the season 1:26 into the contest. Bowdoin responded with four straight, led by sophomore Carolyn Gorajek, who had a goal and two assists during the stretch.
Barton set-up first-year Hannah Tavella at the 16:39 mark to make it 4-2, before the visitors closed out the half with seven unanswered to lead 11-2 at the break. Bowdoin scored nine times in the second period, while the lone UNE marker in the half came from junior Jessy Dvorak.
Sophomores Tara Connolly and Alexandra Brown split time in goal for the Polar Bears, posting one save and four saves, respectively. For Big Blue, first-year Samantha St. Pierre made a season-best 13 stops.
Bowdoin hosts eighth-ranked NESCAC foe Colby College (7 p.m.)
Photo courtesy of Emily Fougere