Field Hockey Nets Overtime Victory at Amherst

Abby Bashaw netted the game-winner in overtime
Abby Bashaw netted the game-winner in overtime

AMHERST, Mass. – Abby Bashaw scored in overtime to lift the Bowdoin field hockey team to a comeback 2-1 win over host Amherst in the NESCAC opener for both teams on Saturday.

The Polar Bears are 2-0 (1-0 NESCAC) after forcing overtime with a Peyton Jackson goal in the 57th minute. The Mammoths are 1-1 (0-1 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Both goalies made key stops in the first 30 minutes of action as Emilie Flamme had five saves and Maddie Ferrucci a pair of sprawling stops.
  • Amherst took a 1-0 lead in the third quarter off a penalty corner. Sage Geyer took a shot from the top of the circle and Grace Johnson redirected the ball to Laura Schwartzman on the far post.
  • With only four minutes remaining on the clock in regulation, Jackson tied the game to force overtime. Manveer Sandhu forced a turnover deep in Amherst territory and forced Flamme to come out and play the ball on a breakaway. Elizabeth Growney tracked down the loose ball and dished to Jackson at the top of the arc for a blast into net.
  • Bowdoin had three corners in overtime and eventually capitalized to win. After three straight shots and rebounds, Abby Bashaw beat Flamme for the game-winner.

By the Numbers

  • Ferrucci ended the day with five saves. Flamme made eight stops for Amherst.
  • Bowdoin held a slight 10-9 edge in corners.
  • The Polar Bears held a 19-13 shot advantage.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin plays at Bates on Wednesday at 7:00m p.m.