BRUNSWICK, Maine – Eliza Denious scored seven goals as the Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team rallied from a three-goal deficit with 11 minutes to play to stun ninth-ranked Trinity, 17-15, on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.
The 18th-ranked Polar Bears held the Bantams scoreless in the final 14:26 to improve to 4-4 (2-3 NESCAC). Trinity falls to 6-2 (2-2 NESCAC) with the setback.
- Trinity got off to a hot start, scoring the first four goals of the game over the opening 6:17 to take an early edge.
- Bowdoin clawed back into the contest with a 3-1 surge, capped by a Katie Miller goal that closed the Bantam lead to 5-3 midway through the frame.
- After Kendall Milligan scored to push the Bantam led back to three goals, Bowdoin rolled off three straight scores to tie the game on a Hailey Berglund goal with 2:05 left before the break. The teams traded goals in the final 30 seconds of the half to send it to halftime tied at 7-7.
- Eliza Denious gave Bowdoin its first lead of the game to open the second half but Trinity answered with a trio of scores, including another goal from Milligan to take a 10-8 advantage with 23 minutes to go.
- The Bantams used another three-goal surge later in the period to take a 14-11 advantage and maintained a 15-12 lead following an Ellie Kirkpatrick goal with 14:26 to go.
- Bowdoin's game-winning run started with a pair of goals by Denious and a tally by Kara Finnerty knotted the game at 15-15 with 9:55 to go.
- Following a save by Polar Bear netminder Aaliyah Biondo and big ground ball pickup from Caroline Maxwell, Bowdoin took the lead for good with four minutes to go when Finnerty found Denious for a goal that gave the hosts a 16-15 edge.
- After a draw control win by Denious, the sophomore midfielder gave the Polar Bears some much-needed insurance, scoring off a feed from Katie Miller at 3:28 to seal the win for Bowdoin.
By The Numbers
- Denious ended with a career-high seven goals, six draw controls and two caused turnovers in the victory for Bowdoin.
- Kara Finnerty had a goal and four assists while Fiona Bundy added three goals and two helpers. Katie Miller dominated the dot with 11 draw controls on the day for Bowdoin.
- Trinity was led by Kendall Milligan's four goals and three assists.
- Bowdoin's Erin Morrissey made four saves in 48:57 before giving way to Aaliyah Biondo's two saves and no goals allowed over the final 11:03.
- Trinity goaltender Gabriella Young made 11 saves in the loss.
- Bowdoin owned a 24-11 advantage in draw controls and held a 35-24 edge in shots for the game.
- Bowdoin returns to action on Wednesday evening at Bates for a 7:00 p.m. contest.