Bates vs. Bowdoin
April 19, 2011
The Game Story:
LEWISTON, Maine - Bowdoin outscored Bates 4-0 in the fourth quarter to register a come-from-behind 11-9 win between two teams that entered the game with identical records in NESCAC men's lacrosse action on Tuesday night at Garcelon Field. With the key conference victory, the Polar Bears improve to 5-6 (2-5 NESCAC). The Bobcats fall to 4-7 (1-6 NESCAC).

After trailing for the majority of the game, Owen Smith scored two of Bowdoin's last three goals, including the game-tying score with 9:49 to go, the game's first tie since 13 seconds remained in the first quarter. Keegan Mehlhorn's goal 46 seconds later gave the Polar Bears their first lead, at 10-9, since a 3-2 advantage late in the first quarter.

Patrick Lawlor scored three times and assisted on another for Bowdoin. Nathan Fritts and Smith both scored twice for the Polar Bears, with Smith adding an assist. Bates senior Luke Charest scored a season-high three goals and collected a season- and game-high seven ground balls, and Rory Cosgrove and Gary Guinta added two scores apiece.

Jake McCampbell made nine saves for Bowdoin, who held a 45-34 advantage in shots. Bates netminder Charlie Kazarian stymied the Polar Bears for three quarters and finished with 16 saves overall.

The Polar Bears will return to action at Williams on Saturday for another crucial NESCAC battle. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.