This past weekend, the men’s lacrosse team’s six-game win streak was brought to an abrupt end when Trinity (3-7, 1-4 NESCAC) shot the game-winning goal with only four seconds left in regulation. On Tuesday, the Polar Bears were again bested by one, this time by the Keene State Owls.
In the first quarter of Saturday’s game against Trinity, the teams were locked at 3-3. In the next two quarters, however, the Bantams outscored Bowdoin to secure a 7-5 lead. Early in the fourth, Trinity tallied another two points, widening the goal gap to four. With only about six minutes left of play, the Polar Bears finally found their footing. Griffin Cardew ’14 and Peter Reuter ’16 scored within 50 seconds of one another. Spirited play from Franklin Reis ’14 brought the score back to a tie after he netted two goals with only a minute left on the clock, bringing the score to 9-9. Despite the comeback, the Polar Bears then failed to contain the Bantams, allowing the devastating go-ahead goal as time expired. The game ended 10-9 and was the Bantams’ first conference victory of the season.
According to Billy Bergner ’13, “every team in the NESCAC, regardless of their record, is a potential trap.”