Purple Cows trample women's lax, 11-9
The Bowdoin Women's Lacrosse Team lost 11-9 to a herd of purple cows from Williams College on Sunday. Leading the Polar Bears' valiant effort against the Ephs was junior Hilary Abrams, who scored six of Bowdoin's nine goals-the most she has ever tallied in one game.
Captain Lindsay Steinmetz '03 was extremely pleased with Abrams performance, commenting, "Despite cold April weather it was great to see Hilary heat up the game with six goals and one assist."
Amanda Burrage '04 attributed the Bears' loss to their slow start. The midfielder said, "We played an extremely tough game against them, [and] had we stepped it up earlier, the outcome might have been very different. This is not to take away from Williams-however, they are a strong team, and they played a great game."
Despite taking the loss, Bowdoin's impressive showing against Williams bodes well for the rest of the season. The Ephs are ranked seventh in the nation and are currently undefeated. Williams recently beat Bowdoin's archrival Colby College, 16-5. The Bears' believe the Bates romp is a small indication of just how good the Polar Bears are compared to other NESCAC competitors.
Angela King '04 and Robin Trangsrud '06 joined Abrams in posting points on the scoreboard. Libby Bourke '03 and Colleen McDonald '05 also figured into the stat sheet with assists. Goalie Kendall Cox '05 had six saves, furthering Bowdoin's impressive attempt at taming the Ephs.
Because the Polar Bears' Saturday afternoon match-up against Wesleyan was rescheduled due to bad weather, they will face Middlebury College and Plymouth State this weekend. Both games are at Bowdoin, so come support the team Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.