No. 18 Bowdoin Rebounds, Cruises by Clark

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College snapped a two-game losing streak with a convincing 16-3 win over Clark University under the lights at Ryan Field on Wednesday.

The 18th-ranked Polar Bears improve to 8-3 this season while the Cougars fall to 5-5. Bowdoin will travel to play at Wesleyan on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Clark will host Regis on Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Ten different Bowdoin players scored on Wednesday evening, led by three goals and two assists from Billy Bergner as well as three tallies from Lawton Salley. Conor O'Toole and Brendan Hughes had two goals apiece for the Polar Bears. Jeffrey Wasson, Chris Johnson and Graham Werner accounted for the Clark scoring.

The Polar Bears sprinted to a 4-1 lead after one period and pushed their advantage to 7-1 before Wasson netted Clark's second goal with 4:30 left in the second quarter. O'Toole, Salley and Brian Durkin all scored in the final 3:01 before halftime to give the hosts a 10-2 edge at intermission. Bowdoin allowed just one goal in the second half en route to victory.

Chris Williamson allowed three goals and made two saves in 45 minutes for the Polar Bears before giving way to Michael Bottinelli, who made two saves and allowed no goals over the final 15 minutes. Andrew DeVito made eight saves in net for the Cougars.

Bowdoin held a 40-12 edge in shots and forced 27 Clark turnovers. The Polar Bears won 12 of 22 faceoffs thanks to a 7-11 performance by Hughes. Matt Fields won 10-22 for Clark, and scooped a team-best nine ground balls. Durkin and Hughes had four ground balls apiece while Dylan Hannes caused a team-high four turnovers for Bowdoin.

2012-04-12



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