LEWISTON, Maine – The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team put on a defensive clinic in a 14-2 road win at Bates on Wednesday night.
The 14th-ranked Polar Bears held the 21st-ranked Bobcats scoreless for the first 33:01 of the game en route to improving to 5-4 (3-3 NESCAC). Bates falls to 7-4 (3-3 NESCAC).
- The Bowdoin defense caused ten turnovers as the Polar Bears out-shot Bates 15-7 in the opening half to take a commanding 10-0 advantage at the break.
- Bowdoin's offense scored three times in the opening six minutes and continued to roll as Katie Miller scored three times in the first half while Eliza Denious, Fiona Bundy and Natalie Rudin added two apiece.
- Bowdoin had it in running time from there, pushing the lead to 11-0 on a Denious goal to open the second half before Bates got on the board with 26:59 to play.
- The Polar Bears answered that goal with three of their own, pushing the lead to as many as 13 goals in the second half.
By The Numbers
- Elizabeth Growney sparked the Bowdoin offense with a career-high five assists on the night.
- Eliza Denious and Katie Miller had three goals each for the Polar Bears. Denious added three draw controls while Allison Williams posted four caused turnovers.
- Erin Morrissey made six saves in the victory as Bowdoin owned a 28-15 advantage in shots for the contest and 5-9 from free position range.
- Bowdoin will return to action on Sunday against Plymouth State at Ryan Field at 1:00 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Plymouth, but was relocated to Brunswick due to field playability.