Though the postponement of Tuesday's game versus Husson disrupted the women's lacrosse team's schedule, the Polar Bears were not too perturbed by the break in play.

"I think the women were grateful for the break," said coach Liz Grote. "They got Wednesday off, and it was a nice respite for them. They've been working hard."

The contest was rescheduled from April 12 to Wednesday, April 27.

With a tough lifting and training regimen during the preseason and a jam-packed game schedule until this week, the game cancellation—and the resulting down time—proved to be a blessing in disguise after a tough loss at the hands of Middlebury.

This coming week, the women will face Wheaton, a non-conference team, for a respite of a different nature.

Non-conference games have "less pressure," Grote said. But she's not worried, as the women have been playing, "really well. We had a tough start with our loss against Middlebury, but the women are very tough, mentally and physically."

After an exciting win against Colby last weekend, with an overtime goal bringing in the gold for the Polar Bears, the team was struck especially hard by a 16-12 loss to the Panthers.

Middlebury dominated the game early, entering the first half of the game with a fierce drive.

The Panthers took an early lead, with a six-goal run in 15 minutes of play.

Olivia King '14 scored for the Polar Bears at 12 minutes in, but her goal failed to mediate the devastating effects of Middelbury's early control.

With five minutes remaining in the half, Middlebury increased the gap to seven, bringing the tally to 8-1.

A flurry of activity on behalf of both teams brought the score to 9-2 before intermission, with the Polar Bears left to trail behind the Panthers for the remainder of the game.

Katy Dissinger '11 and Katie Stewart '12 rallied for Bowdoin after the half, bringing the score to five before Middlebury again plowed ahead.

With 17 minutes remaining, the score was 15-5. However, Bowdoin attempted to close the gap, with Stewart scoring twice and Carolyn Gorajek '13 scoring three times, yet it came to nothing as the team was still four goals short by the end.

Though disappointed, Grote said that she was proud of the way the women played and handled the game.

After the Wheaton game next weekend, the women look forward to Bates for another conference game on home turf.