No. 16 Bowdoin Shuts Down Colorado College

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team dominated from the opening draw on their way to a 17-3 victory over Colorado College on Saturday afternoon. The 16th-ranked Polar Bears improve to 7-4 this season, while the Tigers drop to 7-4.

The Polar Bears held the Tigers scoreless in the opening period, racing out to a 11-0 lead at intermission. Katy Dissinger got the Polar Bears started with three goals in the first 3:34, with Katie Stewart, Katie Herter and Liz Clegg each scoring a pair of first-half goals. Bowdoin added two more shortly after intermission to push the lead to 13 goals before Gioia Garden found the back of the net six minutes into the second half to put the Tigers on the board.

Clegg finished with three goals and an assist to pace the Polar Bears, while Dissinger added three tallies as well. McKenna Teague had a goal and two assists and five draw controls for Bowdoin, who collected 20 caused turnovers as a team, led by Stewart's four. Tara Connolly stopped three shots without allowing a score in the first period before giving way to Alexandra Brown, who stopped two shots against three goals in the second half.

Abby Fink collected a season-high 20 saves, including several strong stops early in the first half to keep the Tigers close. Garden had two goals for Colorado College while Maggie Defanti had one goal and two caused turnovers.

Bowdoin held a 47-11 edge in shots for the game and converted of 17 of 18 clears. The Tigers went just 9 of 26 in clearing and committed 32 turnovers in the loss.

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BRUNSWICK, Maine Colorado College had 32 turnovers and managed just 11 shots during a 17-3 loss at No. 16 Bowdoin College on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bears improved to 7-5, while CC slipped to 7-4

The Tigers trailed 13-0 before Gioia Garden scored the first of her two goals 5:57 into the second half. Katy Dissinger scored all three of her goals during the opening 3:34, while Katie Stewart, Katie Herter and Liz Clegg added two goals apiece before halftime.

Abby Fink made 15 of her season-high 20 saves during the first half when the Polar Bears took advantage of 21 CC turnovers and launched 31 shots. Bowdoin finished with a 47-11 advantage in total shots. The Polar Bears also had a 24-15 edge in ground balls and committed just 13 turnovers.

Tara Connolly had three saves during the first half to earn the victory in goal. Alexandra Brown stopped two shots in relief. Colorado College travels to Bates College on Sunday to wrap-up the three-game road trip.


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