April 18, 2012

No. 8 Colby Fights Off No. 12 Bowdoin

from press release

- The Colby College women's lacrosse team edged Bowdoin, 10-9, in a battle of nationally-ranked squads at Alfond Field on Wednesday evening.

The eighth-ranked Mules improve to 11-1 overall this year (7-1 NESCAC) and remain in the hunt for the conference's top seed in the upcoming league tournament. The 12th-ranked Polar Bears fall to 8-5 (5-4 NESCAC) and currently sit in fifth place in the conference standings with one league game remaining on their slate.

Kate Pistel scored four goals while Lindsey McKenna had three goals and an assist for the Mules. Carolyn Gorajek and Elizabeth Clegg both had three goals and one assist for Bowdoin, which trailed 6-5 at halftime.

With Colby leading 8-7 in a back-and-forth contest, McKenna scored with 5:14 to play and Pistel added a goal at 3:19 to give the hosts a seemingly safe 10-7 advantage.

Bowdoin fought back when Gorajek scored unassisted with 2:01 to play. The Polar Bears cut it to 10-9 when Clegg had another unassisted goal with 49.9 seconds to play. The Polar Bears won the draw control, but turned the ball over and the Mules ran out the clock.

Katie Stewart had one goal, three caused turnovers, and two ground balls for Bowdoin. Katie Herter added four draw controls. Michelle Burt made 10 saves in net for Colby, while Tara Connolly made seven stops for Bowdoin.

Bowdoin will return to action on Sunday at home against the University of New England at 1:00 p.m.

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