Polar Bears Pull Away for Midweek Field Hockey Win at Colby

Kimmy Ganong netted a pair early in the second half at Colby
Kimmy Ganong netted a pair early in the second half at Colby

WATERVILLE, Maine – Five different players accounted for goals in the Bowdoin field hockey team's 6-1 win against Colby in Tuesday night NESCAC action.

The top-ranked Polar Bears (5-0, 4-0 NESCAC) have not lost a regular season conference game since October 2014. The Mules (2-4, 1-3 NESCAC) tied the game in the 11th minute, but were unable to stifle the Bowdoin attack.

Game Highlights

  • Kimmy Ganong became just the eighth Bowdoin player to reach the 100-point plateau after scoring a pair of goals against Colby. The Bowdoin offense came out firing with a four goal second half, beginning with back-to-back Ganong goals in the 45th and 55th minutes of play. Elizabeth Bennewitz set up both goals.
  • Johna Cook scored the first goal of the day at 6:39 off a feed from Rachel Mann. Cook tipped Mann's shot for her third tally of the season.
  • The Mules responded, evening the game, five minutes later as Kallie Hutchinson bested Clara Belitz with a drive to the right corner. The goal was the first scored against Bowdoin since the season opener.
  • The Polar Bears took a lead into halftime thanks to a late goal by Emily McColgan with 2:01 to play.
  • Juliana Fiore and Mettler Growney rounded out the day's scoring with tallies in the final ten minutes. Fiore cleaned up her own rebound after taking an initial shot.
  • Belitz made four saves to earn the win, while Emily Buckman stopped 12 shots for the Mules.
  • Bowdoin outshot Colby by a 32-7 margin with a 15-3 edge in penalty corners.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin travels to Middlebury for the first meeting between the two teams since last year's national championship. The Panthers and Polar Bears faceoff at noon.