April 14, 2011

Bowdoin Turns Tables on Endicott

from press release

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Jake McCampbell made 15 saves and the Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team never trailed in the final three quarters of a 13-12 victory over 18th-ranked Endicott on Thursday night at Ryan Field. The Polar Bears snap a two-game losing skid and improve to 4-6 while the Gulls, fresh off a win over top-ranked Tufts earlier this week, drop to 10-3.

Keegan Mehlhorn scored four goals and had a pair of assists to lead Bowdoin, who also got three goals from Owen Smith and two goals and three assists from Billy Bergner. Endicott was paced by four goals from Kyle Jordan and three tallies from Connor McCormack.

The Gulls wasted little time jumping ahead with three unassisted goals in the opening 2:57. Bowdoin rallied with four straight goals, including a pair from Ben Chadwick, to take a 4-3 advantage late in the period. Endicott's Jack Curtis was able to knot the score at four apiece before the end of the quarter as the teams continued to trade goals throughout the second period. Smith scored two goals in the frame as the Polar Bears carried an 8-7 edge into halftime.

Bowdoin extended their lead to two goals on three occasions in the second half, with Endicott rallying twice to tie the score, including on a Jordan goal with 7:24 in the third quarter to make it 10-10. Mehlhorn and Bergner notched consecutive goals for the Polar Bears to push the lead to 12-10, and Smith added an insurance goal late in the period that gave Bowdoin a 13-11 lead heading into the final quarter. Chris Cotter was able to cut the lead to a single score, 13-12, with 2:29 remaining for Endicott, but the Gulls could get no closer.

McCampbell took it from there, grabbing three saves over the final 15 minutes to seal the victory. Mike Klein stopped eight shots in goal for Endicott in the loss. Brendan Hughes won 16 of 28 faceoffs and grabbed 16 groundballs in the win for Bowdoin. Matthew Egan also netted six groundballs for the Polar Bears. Sam Ozycz won 12 faceoffs for Endicott and took eight groundballs as the Gulls also got six groundballs from Kevin Downes.

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