Camels Drop One-Goal Heartbreaker to #20 Bowdoin

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The 20th ranked Bowdoin College Women's Lacrosse Team was able to hold on for a 12-11 victory against Connecticut College in a NESCAC contest played on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field Saturday. The visiting Polar Bears improved their record to 5-3 and 3-1 in the conference with their fourth straight win. The Camels slip to 3-4 and are 0-4 in league play.

Sophomore midfielder Katie Stewart (Chevy Chase, Md.) scored the eventual game-winner for the visitors with 1:40 remaining in regulation. Liz Clegg (Hudson, Ohio), Katie Herter (Topsfield, Mass.) and Stewart all contributed with three goals and one assist to lead the Polar Bears on the offensive side of the ball.

Junior midfielder Ingrid Oelschlager (Roanoke, Va.) tallied two scores while classmate Katy Dissinger (Upper Brookville, N.Y.) chipped in with a goal and an assist for Bowdoin.

Connecticut College sophomore Katelyn Driscoll (Peabody, Mass.) scored a game-high five goals in the setback for the hosts. Junior Abby Hill (Stoneham, Mass.) had a hat-trick with three goals for the Camels. Senior Sara Christopher (Andover, Mass.) registered a goal and an assist for Connecticut College.

The Polar Bears went on a 4-to-0 run in the opening 10:34 of the second half to build a sizable 11-7 advantage. Oelshlager scored both of her goals during the stretch and the visitors appeared to be on their way to victory.

But Driscoll scored the next two goals on free positions, making it an 11-9 game with 3:26 to go. Bowdoin had the ball and was trying to kill the clock with the two goal cushion but Stewart found a seam in the Camel defense and drove to the cage for a goal that put the Polar Bears on top 12-9 with 1:40 remaining.

The Camels continued to battle back with a team effort on both ends. After Driscoll scored her fifth, Christopher assisted Hill for a goal that trimmed the deficit to 12-11 with 25 seconds left.

The Camels won the ensuing draw control but were whistled for a charge and Bowdoin was able to kill the clock and hold on for its fourth straight win.

Rookie net-minder Tara Connolly (Simsbury, Conn.) stopped nine shots in the victory for the Polar Bears. Ashleigh Kowtoniuk (Johnstown, Pa.) made 13 saves in goal for Connecticut College.

2010-04-03



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