Field hockey wins four of five
The Bowdoin Women's Field Hockey squad has been busy recently, with four
wins in five games. The Bears stand at 10-2 overall and were ranked 14th
in the DIII NCAA poll this week.
On September 29, Bowdoin faced a tough matchup in Amherst. After eight
minutes elapsed, a scramble in front of the Bear box led to the game's
Sophomores Gillian McDonald and Kristin Pollock shared time in net during
the second half to hold the Jeffs from scoring again. "The NESCAC
is so unpredictable this year that we cannot look past any games,"
Only four minutes into the game, the Bears scored on a corner. Jackie
Templeton '03 fired a shot that was tipped in by Leah McClure '03.
The score remained at 1-0 into the second half of play. Co-captain Allison
Scaduto '02 assisted a Marissa O'Neil '05 goal with about 20 minutes left
to play in the game.
Bowdoin pressured the Huskies with seven shots on goal, and Pollock made
one save in the shutout.
The field hockey women didn't slow down after the victory as they geared
up for a double-header on Fall Break weekend. Traveling to Tufts on Saturday
and then further south to Trinity on Sunday, the Bears were able to add
two more wins to their record.
In a game of NESCAC rivals, the women pulled a 1-0 win over the Tufts
Jumbos. The game began during a torrential downpour, but McClure still
managed to score the matchup's only goal. "Amanda Burrage initiated
the goal when she creamed a shot from the top of the circle," Templeton
said. "It bounced on the line, until Leah tipped it in."
The Bowdoin women gave another strong performance on Sunday, and came
out on top of Trinity 2-1. The Bantams scored early in the game, but the
Bears soon were on the board with a goal from O'Neil, assisted by captain
Heather Nicholson '02.
The game remained tied through the rest of regulation, even after Bowdoin
had pressured Trinity goaltender Jessica Martin with 26 shots. Four minutes
into overtime play, sophomore Burrage brought Bowdoin the win off a pass
"We went into the six-a-side sudden-death overtime
when I rebounded
the ball off the goalie's pads and reverse-sticked it to Amanda, she saw
the perfect angle into the goal."
In the latest Bear action, the field hockey women conquered the University
of Maine Farmington last Wednesday. Ryan Field hosted a scoreless game
through the first half, but at the beginning of the game's second frame,
Templeton made an unassisted goal.
Only two minutes later, during a penalty corner, an O'Neil-Scaduto play
set up a shot for Templeton, who scored again.
Farmington was unable to hit the Bear net, and the game finished with
a 2-0 score.
Bowdoin faces Connecticut College in a home game tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.
"This weekend, we play Conn College, and they are going to be tough,"
said McDonald. "We just have to come out strong and play our game."