Late Rally Lifts Women's Lacrosse Over Connecticut College

Lindsay Picard led Bowdoin with four goals against Conn. College
Lindsay Picard led Bowdoin with four goals against Conn. College

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team closed the game on a 6-1 run to rally past Connecticut College, 14-10, on Sunday afternoon.

The seventh-ranked Polar Bears continue to roll with their fourth straight win, improving to 10-2 (6-2 NESCAC). The Camels fall to 3-9 (1-7 NESCAC) with the loss.

Lindsay Picard led the way for Bowdoin with a four-goal effort while also collecting three draw controls and three ground balls. Taylor Wilson had three goals and an assist while Emma Beecher also recorded a hat trick for the Polar Bears. Taylor Thomas led the Camels with three goals.

Bowdoin held a 7-5 lead at halftime, but the Camels rallied to take the lead with three straight goals to open the second half. Bowdoin evened the score, 8-8, on a Wilson goal with 19:05 to go, but the Camels answered less than 30 seconds later on a marker from Erin Moran to regain a 9-8 lead with 18:36 remaining.

Connecticut College maintained that lead until, with under 12 minutes to go, the Polar Bears exploded for four goals in a three-minute span. Wilson started the rally with the game-tying goal at 11:56 and Mettler Growney notched the go-ahead score just 52 seconds later. Beecher and Picard added goals in the run that extended Bowdoin's lead to 12-9 with 9:16 to go. The Camels were able to draw within 12-10 on their next possession, but goals from Growney and Beecher in the final seven minutes sealed the win.

Isabel Sippel made six saves for Bowdoin, who held a 31-18 advantage in shots. The Polar Bears will return to action on Thursday evening with their final regular season home game against Southern Maine at 7:00 p.m.