Women's Lacrosse Falls To Hamilton in NESCAC Quarterfinals

Kelsey Gallagher led Bowdoin with four goals at Hamilton
Kelsey Gallagher led Bowdoin with four goals at Hamilton

CLINTON, N.Y. - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team saw its season come to a close in a 12-9 setback at Hamilton in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Tournament on Saturday.

The Polar Bears end the year with a record of 10-6 while the Continentals advance to the NESCAC Semifinals next weekend with a record of 12-4.

Game Highlights

  • The Continentals put the Polar Bears in an early hole, scoring the game's first five goals and holding  Bowdoin scoreless until late in the first half.
  • Casey File scored twice in the five-goal surge for Hamilton but Kelsey Gallagher scored twice in the final 1:20 of the period for Bowdoin, cutting the lead to 5-2 at intermission.
  • Bowdoin made a push to draw within a goal early in the second half, cutting the lead to 5-4 thanks to back-to-back goals from Kara Finnerty and Gallagher in the opening minutes.
  • But Hamilton withstood the Bowdoin run and regained a three-goal lead, 8-5, just three minutes later.
  • Bowdoin was able to cut the Hamilton lead to two goals on four occasions, as the teams traded goals for the final 20:38 of the contest, but could get no closer.
  • Finnerty's goal with 16 seconds remaining made it a 11-9 contest but Hamilton won the ensuing draw and Darcy Philbrick put the contest out of reach on a goal with five seconds left.

By The Numbers

  • Kelsey Gallagher finished with four goals and an assist to lead Bowdoin while Kara Finnerty had two goals and an assist.
  • Finnerty also had three draw controls, three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
  • Casey File led Hamilton with four goals.
  • Kayli Weiss stopped eight shots in net for Bowdoin while two Hamilton netminders combined to save five shots.
  • Hamilton owned a 26-24 edge in shots for the game