BRUNSWICK, Maine – Abby Bashaw scored seven minutes into overtime to lift the Bowdoin field hockey team to a 3-2 win over visiting Hamilton on Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears (8-1, 5-1 NESCAC) scored two goals in the first half of action, but the Continentals (3-6, 1-5 NESCAC) scored a pair of third quarter goals to force overtime.
- Peyton Jackson intercepted a Hamilton pass coming out of the circle and swept a quick ball to Abby Bashaw. Bashaw fired a reverse sweep past a sliding Maggie Reville to give Bowdoin a 1-0 lead 3:56 into play.
- Elizabeth Growney doubled the Polar Bear lead, connecting with a high rebound on the right post late in the second quarter.
- Hamilton evened the game quickly, striking twice in the span of 1:10 early in the third quarter. Maura Holden inserted on a Continental corner and later recovered the ball on the right post, pushing her shot to the far side.
- Another Hamilton corner gave the visitors an equalizer. Holden inserted to Cat Donahue who took a direct that rattled the back of the cage.
- It took seven minutes of overtime play before Bashaw put away the game-winner. Elle Brine carried into the circle and offered a flat pass to Bashaw who poked it into Reville and past her feet.
By the Numbers
- Reville made 18 saves for the Continentals.
- Maddie Ferrucci made three stops.
- Bowdoin held a 26-8 shot advantage and 16-5 edge in corners.
- Jackson had a defensive save in the first quarter.
- The Polar Bears host UMaine-Farmington on October 9 at 6:00 p.m.
- Hamilton travels to Trinity next Saturday with an 11:00 a.m. game.