Trinity Knocks off #12 Bowdoin for First Time Since 2004

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Trinity College men's lacrosse team scored their first win over Bowdoin since 2004, 10-8 over the Polar Bears in NESCAC action on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field. The Bantams improve to 2-1 (1-1 NESCAC) while Bowdoin (1-3, 1-1 NESCAC) has lost three straight.

Harper Cullen led all scorers with three goals for the Bantams while Max Alderman added a goal and two assists. Nathan Fritts (two goals, one assist) and Owen Smith (two goals) paced the Polar Bears.

An evenly-matched game saw the score tied after one quarter (1-1) and at halftime (4-4) with neither team opening up more than a one-goal advantage either way until early in the fourth quarter. Leading 7-6 heading into the final period, a 3-0 spurt, keyed by goals from Jeff Hebert, Andrew Williamson and Cullen, gave the visitors a 9-6 lead with 11 minutes to play.

Bowdoin made a bid to get back into the contest when Smith notched his second goal of the day with 5:41 to play, but Cullen countered with a goal at 2:17 to seal the win for Trinity.

Peter Johnson stopped 10 shots in the win for the Bantams, who picked up just their fourth win all-time against Bowdoin (4-32). Jake McCampbell collected eight stops in goal for the Polar Bears.

2010-03-20



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