EWING, N.J. - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team couldn't overcome an early deficit and saw their season come to a close in a 13-7 loss to The College of New Jersey on Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears end a fantastic campaign with a record of 14-6. TCNJ advances to Sunday's regional final with a record of 19-2.
- The Lions jumped to a 7-1 lead in the first twenty of minutes of play and it proved to be a deficit too large for the Polar Bears to overcome.
- After TCNJ notched the first three goals of the game, Katie Miller stopped the bleeding for Bowdoin with a goal at 22:40.
- A pair of goals by Allie Gorman sparked a four-goal reply by the Lions, and TCNJ extended their advantage to as many as seven goals in the opening period.
- Kara Finnerty and Hannah Hirschfeld kept the Polar Bears within shouting distance with goals late in the first half as the hosts held a 10-4 edge at the break.
- Finnerty scored just 22 seconds into the second half, trimming the lead to 10-5.
- But TCNJ answered with the next three goals, pushing their lead to 13-5 with under 18 minutes to go.
- Miller and Hirschfeld added late goals to close the final gap for Bowdoin.
By The Numbers
- The Polar Bears owned a dominant 16-6 edge in draw controls, but committed 23 turnovers.
- TCNJ held a 30-22 advantage in shots for the match.
- Allie Gorman led all scorers with four goals for TCNJ.
- Bowdoin was led by two goals and an assist apiece from Kara Finnerty and Hannah Hirschfeld.
- Grace DeWald and Eliza Denious both had two caused turnovers for Bowdoin while Morgan Pinado won five draws.
- Elizabeth Morrison had five draws and four caused turnovers for the Lions.
- Kayli Weiss (12 GA, four saves) played 35:19 in goal for Bowdoin before giving way to Erin Morrissey (1 GA, five saves) over the final 24:41.
- Miranda Chrone made seven saves in net for TCNJ.