Huge Second Half Propels Women's Lacrosse Past Hamilton

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BRUNSWICK, Maine – Eliza Denious had six goals to lead the 13th-ranked Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team to an authoritative 17-6 win over Hamilton on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.

The Polar Bears improve to 2-1 (1-1 NESCAC) while the Continentals drop to 0-2 (0-2 NESCAC) on the season.

Game Highlights

  • Tessa Ryan got the scoring going with a goal for Hamilton 2:25 into the game to give the visitors their only lead of the game.
  • Bowdoin answered with a four-goal surge, sparked by a Denious goal from Elizabeth Growney as the hosts pulled ahead 4-1 at the 23:19 mark.
  • Consecutive goals by Hamilton's Olivia Seymour and Lauren Hamilton closed the gap to 4-3 with 14:52 remaining in the opening half, but that is as close as the Continentals would get.
  • Bowdoin closed the half on a three-goal surge and a Fiona Bundy goal with 20 seconds remaining in the frame gave the hosts an 8-4 edge at the break.
  • Denious took command in the first five minutes of the second half, scoring four straight goals in a span of 4:29, pushing the Polar Bear lead to 12-4.
  • Meanwhile, the Polar Bear defense locked down Hamilton, holding the Continentals scoreless for a span of 27:51 from late in the first half to late in the second.
  • In all, Bowdoin rolled off 12 straight goals to push the game into running time for the majority of the second half en route to the win.

By The Numbers

  • Denious' six goals were one shy of her single-game high of seven set twice last season. She also had two draw controls in the victory.
  • Fiona Bundy had three goals, two assists, three ground balls and four draw controls for the Polar Bears while Kara Finnerty had a goal, two assists, four ground balls and seven draws.
  • Elizabeth Growney and Kate Kelly had two goals apiece for Bowdoin while Irene Lunt, Caroline Maxwell and Morgan Pinado had three ground balls each.
  • Hamilton was led by two goals from both Lauren Hamilton and Olivia Seymour. Seymour also had three draw controls while Maeve Luparello recorded three caused turnovers.
  • Luparello made eight saves in net for Hamilton while Aaliyah Biondo made eight stops, allowing just four goals and 50 minutes.
  • The Polar Bears held a 32-21 edge in shots and 19-6 advantage in draw controls in the game.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin is off until next Saturday when they travel to play at Williams at noon.
  • Hamilton will host Conn. College next Saturday at noon.