BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Hamilton College women's lacrosse team used a late five-goal run to come-from-behind in a 14-13 win over Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.
The Continentals pick up their first win of the season and improve to 1-2 (1-2 NESCAC) while the Polar Bears fall to 1-3 (1-2 NESCAC).
- Bowdoin built an early 5-2 lead thanks to a pair of early goals from Katie Miller and led by as many as four goals, 8-4, with 2:07 remaining in the first half.
- The Continentals scored twice in the final 86 seconds of the period, including a goal with just four seconds left before halftime, to cut the lead to 8-6 at the break.
- Hamilton outscored Bowdoin 3-2 in the opening six minutes of the second half, trimming the lead to 10-9 with 24:15 to go.
- Bowdoin got two more goals from Miller, in the span of six minutes, to take a 12-9 cushion with 14:57 remaining.
- Hamilton began its game-winning run with an unassisted goal from Kara Pooley and then got goals from Honor Gabriel and Courtney Pierre to tie the game at 12 apiece with 7:39 left.
- Charlotte Wynn gave Hamilton its first lead since 2-1 with an unassisted marker at 3:32 and Olivia Seymour scored an important insurance tally with 1:37 on the clock to make it 14-12.
- Kara Finnerty was able to score just 26 seconds later for Bowdoin, and the Polar Bears had one last possession to tie the game, but a turnover doomed all chances of a comeback as Hamilton clung to the win.
By The Numbers
- The loss overshadowed a six-goal effort by Bowdoin's Katie Miller.
- Kara Finnerty had two goals, an assist, seven draw controls and two caused turnovers in the defeat. Fiona Bundy had two goals and two assists for Bowdoin while Morgan Pinado had eight draw controls.
- Kara Pooley and Charlotte Wynn paced Hamilton with three goals apiece.
- Hannah Burrall had 11 saves for the Continentals while Erin Morrissey stopped 13 shots for Bowdoin.
- The Polar Bears owned a 19-10 edge in draw controls, but turned the ball over 26 times in the loss.
- Bowdoin returns to action next Wednesday at the University of New England at 4:00 p.m.