Bears fired up to face Panthers
NESCAC play is only a few weeks under way, and the Bowdoin
Women's Lacrosse Team has already surpassed last year's total of six wins
with its record of 7-1. They cruised past the Connecticut College Camels
and the Tufts University Jumbos two weeks ago and went into last weekend's
competitions against Wesleyan University and Williams College feeling
The Bears came out strong against Wesleyan and scored five
quick goals early in the first half to post a 5-0 lead. Wesleyan did not
tolerate this lead for long, however, and closed the gap with a four goal
run. Sophomore Shoshana Kuriloff played an impressive game, scoring not
only the first two goals of the game, but also three more to stunt Wesleyan's
comeback with a 9-4 lead early in the second half. However, with less
than ten minutes left in the game, Wesleyan responded to Bowdoin's lead
and scored four more goals to tighten the score to 9-8.
The Bears held strong with help from impressive leadership
by senior captain Kristi Perine, who scored with five minutes left in
the game which ended in a 10-8 win. Other goal-scorers include Libby Bourke,
Lindsay Powers and Beth Sherman.
Williams provided tougher competition, handing Bowdoin its
first loss of the season and frustrating the team by capitalizing on many
of its small mistakes. The first half ended with Williams leading 6-4,
but the Bears rallied quickly and attacked. A goal by Junior Lindsay Powers
gave them the team its first lead of the game at 10:49. However, after
a timeout called by Williams, Bowdoin could not regain its momentum, and
despite a last minute goal by sophomore Amanda Burrage, the Bears lost
11-8. Elsbeth Pratt, Beth Sherman, Kristi Perine also scored against Williams.
The team is really looking forward to this weekend's contest
against Middlebury College. "We're really fired up to play,"
says Perine, "They're the defending National Champions, but we feel
that if we bring our best game to them that we'll give them quite a challenge."
Bowdoin's next home game is April 20 at 2:00 p.m., against Amherst College.