Women's Lacrosse Grounds Cardinals For Sixth-Straight Victory

Annie Glenn had three goals and four draw controls in Saturday's win at Wesleyan
Annie Glenn had three goals and four draw controls in Saturday's win at Wesleyan

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team scored 11 goals in the second half to roll over Wesleyan, 17-5, on Saturday afternoon.

The fifth-ranked Polar Bears used a big 13-1 surge over the middle of the game to pull away from the Cardinals and improve to 12-2 (7-2 NESCAC) after their sixth straight win. The Cardinals fall to 4-10 (0-9 NESCAC) with the loss.

Megan O'Connor continued her hot play, scoring a game-high four goals to lead the Polar Bears while Emma Beecher finished with three goals and two assists. Annie Glenn also had three goals while Lindsay Picard finished with two goals and two helpers for Bowdoin. Leah Sherman had a pair of scores for Wesleyan.

The Cardinals actually held a pair of leads in the game, 2-0 and 3-2, but O'Connor tied the game with 12:38 left in the opening period and Beecher gave Bowdoin the lead for good five minutes later. The Polar Bears used a 4-0 run to take a 6-3 lead at the break and then outscored Wesleyan 9-1 to open the second period en route to the victory.

Bowdoin held a 26-19 advantage in shots as Isabel Sippel made seven saves for the Polar Bears. Annie Glenn had a team-high four draw controls while Genna Warner had two caused turnovers and two ground balls in the winning effort.

The Polar Bears will close out their season on Wednesday evening at Tufts at 7:00 p.m.