Polar Bears Top Wheaton to Snap Losing Streak

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team scored 11 unanswered goals en route to a 16-7 win over Wheaton on Tuesday evening. The Polar Bears snap a three-game losing streak and stand at 2-3 this season. Wheaton falls to 1-3 overall.

Katie Herter led all scorers with five goals and an assist for Bowdoin. Katie Stewart and Celeste Swain added three goals apiece for the Polar Bears. Wheaton was led by two goals and three assists from Hailey Colburn.

Tied at five apiece after Katie Powers and Chrissy Norberg scored consecutive goals for Wheaton with under eight minutes left in the first half, Bowdoin rolled off five straight before intermission to carry a 10-5 lead into the break. The Polar Bears continued to roll in the second half, scoring the first six markers of the period to open up an 11-goal advantage.

Stephanie Hoomis (37:47 min., nine goals) made seven saves and split time with Marianna Macellino (22:13 min., seven goals) stopped four shots for the Lyons. Tara Connolly made five saves and allowed five goals in 50 minutes of play for Bowdoin. Alexandra Brown made a save and permitted two goals in the final ten minutes.

Bowdoin held a 15-10 edge in draw controls and posted a 34-16 advantage in shots. Playing in torrential rain throughout the game, the squads combined to commit 52 turnovers.

2010-03-24



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