2018-03-07 / Sports

Bowdoin sprints to a second lacrosse win

The Times Record


Thirteen different players scored to lead the Bowdoin College women’s lacrosse team to a 22-6 victory over the University of New England on Tuesday evening at Ryan Field.

The 21st-ranked Polar Bears (2-0) rolled to their second straight, double-digit victory to start the 2018 campaign.

The Nor’easters dropped their first game of the season and fell to 1-1 on the year.

The Nor’easters were able to stay with the Polar Bears for the opening five minutes, trailing just 2-1 following a Molly Camelo goal with 26:56 left in the opening period.

Bowdoin took command with seven-goal run, sparked by a trio of Kate Kelly goals to push its lead to 9-1 with under eight minutes to go in the first half.

Consecutive goals by Hannah Hirschfeld and Eliza Denious gave the Polar Bears an 11-2 lead at the break.

Bowdoin continued to roll in the second half, starting the period on a 9-1 run and extending its lead to as many as 17 goals en route to the win.

Hirschfeld led Bowdoin with two goals and three assists, while Katherine Miller scored a game-high four goals. Denious and Kelly had three goals each for the Polar Bears.

Korinne Bohunsky scored three times for UNE and added four draw controls. Kara Finnerty and Morgan Pinado had four draw controls each, while Denious added two caused turnovers for the Polar Bears.

Grace DeWald had four ground balls and two caused turnovers for Bowdoin.

Kayli Weiss had seven saves and allowed three goals in 48:30 for Bowdoin. Erin Morrissey allowed three goals in the second half. Maritza Nary made eight stops in the opening half for UNE before giving way to Taylor Hopkins, who made two saves.

Bowdoin heads to Amherst on Saturday afternoon at noon.

Skiers to NCAAs

Three Bowdoin Nordic skiers are headed to Colorado to compete in the NCAA Championship beginning Thursday at Howelson Hill in Steamboat Springs.

It has been an historic season for the Polar Bears, who are sending a program record three skiers to nationals, all first years — Renae Anderson, Gabrielle Vandendries and Elliot Ketchel.

The classical races open the Nordic events on Thursday with the women’s 5K race at 9 a.m. and men’s 10K at 10:30 a.m.

The freestyle races will finish off the NCAA meet on Saturday, with the men first with their 20K run at 9 a.m., with the women’s 15K to follow at 11 a.m.

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