FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO BOWDOIN
September 27, 2010
In another top 10 national battle, #7 Bowdoin picked up a 1-0 road win at #10 Middlebury on Saturday afternoon. Ella Curren scored on a penalty corner at the 64:10 mark, as the Polar Bears held off a late flurry by the Panthers.
Neither team had many shots early, with Middlebury junior Elizabeth Garry (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) making a defensive save. Bowdoin had a couple of chances in the first half, but Middlebury keeper Madeline Brooks (Clayton, Mo.) (7 saves) made a pair of nice saves on back-to-back corners, as Bowdoin's Curran just missed a third chance with a shot off the post.
The game's only goal came with just 5:50 remaining on a Polar Bears' penalty corner. Elizabeth Clegg injected the ball to Michaela Calnan, who stopped it for the blast from Curren that put Bowdoin on the board.
Middlebury gained some momentum down the stretch, but was unable to tie the game. Sophomore Charlotte Gardiner (Larchmont, N.Y.) had her shot denied by Bowdoin's Emily Neilson (4 saves), while the Panthers earned two corners in the final minute, but were unsuccessful.
• Field hockey record: 2-2
• Up next: 9/30 @ Skidmore, 10/2 @ Colby