Middlebury

Women's Lacrosse Pulls Away To Defeat Bowdoin

March 22, 2008

Middlebury broke open a 7-6 game by scoring the final six goals of the contest on its way to a 13-6 win over Bowdoin on Kohn Field. The Panthers improve to 3-0 on the season and will travel to Washington & Lee and Gettysburg on their upcoming spring break trip. The Polar Bears move to 4-2 on the year and will visit Wheaton on Wednesday.

The teams exchanged the first eight goals of the game, leaving the contest in a 4-4 tie with 4:07 remaining in the first half. Middlebury took its first lead of the game at the 2:45 mark as Chase Delano scored with a low shot after cutting from behind the goal. The Panthers made it a 6-4 game when Katherine Entwisle scored at the horn, ending the first half.

Bowdoin's Bobbi Dennison converted a free position shot just 31 seconds into the second half to make it a 6-5 game. Amanda Smith answered for the Panthers after offensive pressure that saw five Middlebury shots miss the net. Lindsay McNamara made it a 7-6 game for the Polar Bears at 13:55, but unfortunately for Bowdoin, that would be their final tally of the game.

Sally Ryan converted a free position, before assisting on a goal by Amanda Smith. Ryan than ran off a pair of goals before again earning another helper on a Smith tally. Entwisle scored the final goal of the game for the Panthers to make it a 13-6 contest.

Ryan ended the game with three goals and two assists, while Smith also tallied three. Delano netted three off the bench for the Panthers, while Entwisle scored a pair. Blair Bowie made a dozen saves in goal to earn the win.

Dennison paced the Polar Bears with three goals, while Lindsay McNamara added a pair. Steph Collins-Finn made 10 saves on the afternoon.

Bowdoin SCORING: GOALS: Bobbi Dennison 3; Lindsay McNamara 2; Ashley Peterson 1. ASSISTS: Lyndsey Colburn 1; Bobbi Dennison 1.

Middlebury SCORING: GOALS: Sally Ryan 3; Amanda Smith 3; Chase Delano 3; Katherine Entwisle 2; Mimi Schatz 1; Dana Heritage 1. ASSISTS: Sally Ryan 2; Mimi Schatz 1; Amanda Smith 1.

SHOTS - Bowdoin 24; Middlebury 32.

GOALIES - BOW-WL: Steph Collins-Finn (60:00 minutes, 23 shots-10 saves, 13 GA); MIDWLAX: Blair Bowie (60:00, 18-12, 6).