Hirschfeld Propels Women's Lacrosse To Senior Day Win Over Wesleyan

Hannah Hirschfeld had five goals and three assists in Bowdoin's comeback win over Wesleyan
Hannah Hirschfeld had five goals and three assists in Bowdoin's comeback win over Wesleyan

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team mounted a furious second-half rally to stun Wesleyan 13-11 on Senior Day Saturday at Ryan Field.

The Polar Bears (10-3, 5-3 NESCAC), who trailed by four goals with under 20 minutes remaining, outscored the Cardinals (8-5, 4-4 NESCAC) 9-3 over the final 18:45 to pick up an important conference victory.

Game Highlights

  • Wesleyan controlled the first half thanks in great part to the play of goaltender Allegra Grant, who made five first-half saves.
  • After the teams traded opening goals, the Cardinals outscored the Polar Bears 6-1 over the final 19:20 of the opening period to carry a 7-3 lead into intermission.
  • Abigail Horst sparked the surge with three goals in the first period.
  • After the squads traded goals to open the second period, Wesleyan held a 8-4 edge with 21:15 to go following an Abby Manning goal.
  • Bowdoin used a quick 4-0 surge over a span of 4:29 to draw even, with Hannah Hirschfeld scoring twice in the run.
  • Wesleyan regained the lead on two occasions, at 9-8 and 10-9, and still owned a one-goal lead with under eight minutes to go.
  • Kate McAloon tied the game at 10-10 with 7:35 remaining and, following a draw control by Katie Miller, Hirschfeld gave Bowdoin the lead for good just 32 seconds later.
  • The Polar Bears stretched their lead on goals by Eliza Denious and Hannah Hirschfeld with under five minutes to go to seal the win.

By The Numbers

  • Hannah Hirschfeld was outstanding, scoring all five of her goals in the decisive second half for Bowdoin. She also had three assists in the game.
  • Eliza Denious had two goals, two draw controls and two caused turnovers for the Polar Bears while Kate McAloon had a team-best four draws.
  • Wesleyan got five goals from Abigail Horst, four of which came in the first half for the Cardinals.
  • Caitlin Wood added two goals for Wesleyan while Jordan Ansell had a game-high three caused turnovers.
  • Allegra Grant finished with 13 saves for Wesleyan and Kayli Weiss posted six for Bowdoin.
  • The Polar Bears held a 30-22 advantage in shots thanks in great part to a 19-9 edge in the second half.
  • The Cardinals cashed in on 5-7 free position shots but committed 22 turnovers compared to just 13 for Bowdoin.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears head to Williams for their next game on Saturday, April 21 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wesleyan hosts Hamilton at noon on Saturday, April 21.