MEDFORD, Mass. - A furious rally came up just short on Wednesday night as the Bowdoin women's lacrosse team lost its regular season finale at Tufts, 13-12.
With the loss, the Polar Bears (10-5, 5-5 NESCAC) fall to the seventh seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will travel to play at Hamilton at noon on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the championship.
- After Mettler Growney scored the game's first goal for Bwodoin, Tufts rolled off a 7-0 run, getting two goals in the run from Megan Toner to take a 7-1 lead late in the period.
- Bowdoin clawed back into the contest with a 4-2 surge to end the half, capped by a pair of Allison Williams goals, to make it 9-5 at the break.
- The Jumbos appeared to put the game out of reach with two scores to open the second half, extending their lead to 11-5 with 26:50 to go.
- Hannah Hirschfeld began Bowdoin's dramatic rally and Allison Williams scored five times in a 7-1 run that closed the gap to just 13-12 with 19 seconds left in the game.
- Bowdoin won the ensuing draw control but could not get a shot off as a turnover gave the ball back to Tufts who ran out the clock.
By The Numbers
- Allison Williams scored a career-high seven goals for Bowdoin in the loss. Hirschfeld was Bwodoin's second leading scorer with two.
- Tufts was led by four goals and two assists from Emily Games
- Bowdoin held a 30-27 edge in shots and won 18 of 27 draws thanks to six from Annie Glenn.
- Kayli Weiss made five saves for Bowdoin while Caroline Maxwell had a team-best three caused turnovers.
- Bowdoin will travel to Clinton, N.Y. to face Hamilton in the NESCAC Quarterfinals at noon on Saturday. Hamilton won the regular-season meeting between the schools in Florida, 12-7, back on March 16.