Bates vs. Bowdoin
April 15, 2003
The Game Story:
LEWISTON, Maine - It took more than the regulation 60 minutes to decide the rivalry game between Bates College and Bowdoin College. On a warm, breezy day the Polar Bears defeated the Bobcats on Senior Day, 9-8, in a New England Small College Athletic Conference menís lacrosse game Tuesday afternoon at the AstroTurf Field.

Carl Klimpt (Baltimore, Md.) found a seam in the Bates defense an whipped a shot past Bobcat goalie Mark Dobbyn (Warren, R.I.) with just 1:31 remaining in the extra session to give Bowdoin (6-6, 3-3 NESCAC) the win. Connor Fitzgerald (Hingham, Mass.) tallied four points on the afternoon with two goals and two assists while Klimpt scored a pair of goals.

Ted Scholhamerís (Madison, Conn.) got Bowdoin on the board first as he finished off a feed from Fitzgerald with 12:49 to go in the first quarter. A pair of Brad Frost (Winchester, Mass.) goals gave Bates (5-8, 1-6) an early 2-1 advantage, the second goal came on an extra man opportunity. Micah Moreau (Canton, N.Y.) would tie the game up at two when he found the net with just 38 seconds left in the quarter.

The two teams kept trading blows throughout the remainder of the game with Bowdoin having the largest lead of two goals in the second half.

Fitzgerald broke a six-all tie as he picked off a pass and scored unassisted with 11:49 to go in regulation. Scott Duddy (Concord, N.H.) followed four minutes later with a goal of his own to knot the game at seven. Kyle Courtiss (Duxbury, Mass.) scooped up a loose ball as Bates was trying to advance down the field and caught Dobbyn out of the net and scored form 20 feet out with 4:53 to play. Duddy answered for the Bobcats taking a feed from Dan Ross (Chevy Chase, Md.) to tie the game with 37 seconds to go.

Duddy led the Bobcats with five points on the day, two goals and three assists. Mark Boccard (Huntington, N.Y.) scored two goals and registered an assists while Frost scored two goals.

Grant White (Charlottesville, Va.) collected 13 saves while Dobbyn turned away seven shots for Bates.