Coming back after its second conference loss of the season on Saturday to Middlebury, the women's lacrosse team bested Williams on Sunday and shellacked the University of Southern Maine on Wednesday for two wins.

In Wednesday's match against Southern Maine, Bowdoin allowed its fewest goals of the season and outshot the Huskies 33-14 for a 14-3 victory.

Liz Clegg '12 and captain McKenna Teague '12 put Bowdoin on the board early, each scoring the first of two goals within the opening four minutes of the game.

Katie Stewart '12 also registered two goals, and Carolyn Gorajek '13 and Jordan Smith '14 scored three times apiece.

In its game against top-seeded Middlebury, Bowdoin was on the wrong end of a 5-0 deficit after one quarter before sinking four goals to bring the score within one with 13:08 left in the half. The Panthers then rallied with five more goals before halftime.

Gorajek and Stewart scored soon into the third quarter to bring the score to 10-8, but from there, the Panthers took control of the game and dominated the scoreboard.

Ultimately, the undefeated Panthers topped the Polar Bears by six to end the game 16-10.

The Polar Bears then headed south to face Williams. The teams traded the lead back and forth, neither one able to pull ahead. The score was tied at four at the half.

Soon after intermission, Williams scored twice before Bowdoin retaliated with a 3-0 run.

In the final few minutes of the second half, Clegg netted the last goal of the afternoon to end the game 9-8 and secure the win for the Polar Bears, dropping the Ephs to last place in the conference.

"The NESCAC is so tight this year," Clegg said. "Every team is going to be very hard for us to beat. We only just barely snuck by Williams this weekend, and they were seeded last in the conference."

More than halfway through its season, the women's lacrosse team (6-3, 4-2 NESCAC) is ranked No. 9 in the country.

Last season, the team began with a 7-2 NESCAC record and secured the second seed. Although the team's seed has dropped to fourth this year, Clegg is optimistic about the rest of the season.

"I think we're in a really good position right now, because we're getting better with every game," said Clegg.

"We have so much depth on the team," she added. "We have a great offense and a great defense, and we can all play great individually and together. We just need to forget about last year and focus on the future."

The team competes tomorrow at Trinity before heading to Boston to take on Endicott on Tuesday.