In typical fashion, the women's field hockey team once again proved its excellence in a game against University of Southern Maine on Tuesday evening.

Bowdoin, ranked number four in the country, quickly fell behind despite its early domination in the game, when the Huskies scored their first goal against the Polar Bears since 2003.

The goal clearly sparked fervor among the women and just 34 seconds later Cathleen Smith '13 scored off a rebound. Then only two minutes later, Emily French '12 topped one off into the top corner of the cage to edge Bowdoin to lead 2-1.

Ella Curren '12 extended her team's lead with a goal from one of Bowdoin's penalty corners, but the Huskies replied with a surprising goal. Captain Katie Herter '12 quickly gave the Polar Bears a two-point lead with a final goal to finish the game with a solid 4-2 win.

"I was encouraged with the amount of offense that we generated, but as a team we were disappointed by the two defensive breakdowns," said Head Coach Nicky Pearson.

"We know that's an area we need to work on before Saturday," she continued.

The women's team had an astounding 43 shots on goal, and will put its 3-0 record to the test tomorrow when it hosts Middlebury (2-1).

-Compiled by Maeve O'Leary.