AMHERST, Mass. – The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team couldn't mount a late rally and fell to Amherst, 12-9, in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Tournament on Saturday.
The Polar Bears (9-7) will have to await word on a possible NCAA Tournament bid when selections are announced on May 8. The Mammoths (12-4) advance to the conference semifinals next weekend.
- Amherst opened the game on a 3-1 run to take an early lead after ten minutes of play.
- Bowdoin answered with a 5-1 run to end the half, sparked by a Fiona Bundy goal.
- Katie Miller scored twice to end the surge, including a goal with just 2:21 remaining before halftime to give the Polar Bears a 6-4 lead at the half.
- Amherst came out firing in the second half as a pair of Hannah Fox goals keyed a five-goal run over the first nine minutes, giving the Mammoths a 9-6 lead.
- Bowdoin got within two goals on three occasions, including 11-9 with 8:27 to go on a Maggie Savage score, but could get no closer.
By The Numbers
- Katie Miller had four goals to lead Bowdoin in scoring. Kara Finnerty had two assists and three draw controls.
- Kate McAloon and Paige Brown had three caused turnovers apiece for the Polar Bears, who got ten saves from Erin Morrissey in the loss.
- Hannah Fox scored six goals to lead all players for Amherst
- Talia Land made 11 saves in the win for the Mammoths.
- Amherst held a 31-26 edge in shots and Bowdoin committed 16 turnovers in the loss.