The women's lacrosse team lost 18-7 to the Middlebury College Panthers on Saturday afternoon, ending its five-game winning streak.

Middlebury's victory marks its 27th straight victory over Bowdoin's women's lacrosse team.

The Polar Bears fell to 6-4 for the season.

Bowdoin will face the Colorado College Tigers Saturday in the last weeks of the regular season.

Middlebury and Bowdoin remained neck-and-neck for the majority of the first half, and were tied near the end of the period. However, a late five-goal run from the Panthers pushed Middlebury ahead 8-3 at the beginning of the halftime.

Four goals and five assists from Middlebury's Dana Heritage '12 contributed to the vast lead that the Panthers maintained throughout the second half and her team's season high 18 goals.

Middlebury pulled ahead to an early 10-point lead after the break and led by as many as 11 goals during play.

Goalie Tara Connolly '13 saved 6 of 13 shots in the first 38 minutes before being relieved by Alexandra Brown '13.

Katherine McNeil '12 commented on the loss to the Panthers.

"The Middlebury game was frustrating because we weren't playing our best game and they happened to have a really good day where everything was clicking for their team," she said.

Sophomore Katie Herter led Bowdoin with five draw controls and sophomore Katie Stewart forced three turnovers. Sophomore Katie Stewart also contributed a total of five goals.

After the loss to Middlebury, the Polar Bears look to recover Saturday against the Colorado College Tigers. The Tigers are 7-2 for the season.

"The important thing for our team is to bounce back with a strong win and solid play against Colorado College," said McNeil. "We've been practicing hard this week so that we can go in to the last weeks of regular season really strong."