Women's Lacrosse Jumps to Early Lead in Mid-Week Win at UNE

Lindsay Picard scored three times to help Bowdoin to an early lead on Wednesday
Lindsay Picard scored three times to help Bowdoin to an early lead on Wednesday

BIDDEFORD, Maine - Lindsay Picard and Olivia Raisner combined for six goals in the opening 23:30 as the Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team built a double digit cushion on the way to a 19-5 victory over the University of New England on Wednesday evening.

The 12th-ranked Polar Bears (2-0) recorded the initial seven scores over a nine-minute span and never looked back. In addition to her three goals, Picard controlled six draws and four ground balls.

After Raisner's three markers, senior Clare McLaughlin, juniors Emma Beecher and Megan O'Connor, sophomore Kelsey Gallagher, and first-year Leigh Fernandez each netted two goals. For the Nor'easters (1-1), senior Macki Hill scored a game-high four times.

Bowdoin senior goalkeeper Isabel Sippel made six saves for the winners, while on the other end, UNE junior starter Lauryn Huck registered 17 saves in 43 minutes of action.

The visitors finished the contest with sizable advantages in shots (41-11), draw controls (18-8), and ground balls (28-15).

Both squads get back on the field at noon on Saturday. The Polar Bears head home to face No. 1 Amherst College, while the Nor'easters are slated to entertain Wellesley College.