Bates vs. Bowdoin
April 21, 2009
The Game Story:
LEWISTON, Maine - Bowdoin College bounced back from a four-game skid to
defeat Bates College 15-7 in a NESCAC men's lacrosse game played in
relentlessly driving rain Tuesday evening at Campus Avenue Field.

The Polar Bears (8-5, 5-3 NESCAC) led 4-3 early in the second period before
embarking on a 9-2 run over the middle half of the contest. Adam Tracy led
Bowdoin with four goals and one assist, while Russell Halliday, Matt Legg
and Steve Thomas added two goals apiece. Justin Starr scored once and dished
out three assists.

Tyler Moore scored two goals for the Bobcats (3-9, 1-7 NESCAC), with Les
Wade and Rory Cosgrove adding a goal and an assist apiece.

Bowdoin got out to a 4-1 lead at the end of one period, but Bates scored
back-to-back goals to open the second, with Sam Geller scoring unassisted at
12:29, followed by Wade stripping Bowdoin goalie Jake McCampbell of the ball
and firing into an open goal to close the gap to 4-3 with 10:36 left in the
half.

Bowdoin responded with an unassisted tally by Tracy 29 seconds later.
Forty-two seconds after that Tracy fed Mark Flibotte to make it 6-3, and
Tracy scored again with 5:37 left on Cullen Winkler's second assist of the
game for a four-goal lead.

Bates' David Barrett cut it to 7-4 with 2:53 left in the half, but Bowdoin
again reponded quickly, with a goal by Winkler 31 seconds later and a score
by Russall Halliday right off the ensuing faceoff, sending the teams into
halftime with Bowdoin ahead 9-4. Bowdoin benefited from winning 15 of 24
faceoffs in the game.

The Polar Bears outscored the Bobcats 4-0 in the third period to complete a
6-0 run that put the game out of reach entering the fourth quarter. Bates
tried to make a game of it with three straight goals in the fourth quarter,
two by Moore sandwiching a score by Mike Antoniou, who deflected a shot by
Wade into the net, and with 8:19 left Bates had cut the deficit to 13-7. But
Bowdoin tacked on two goals to its lead to finish out the scoring.

Bates goalie Adam Scharff made six saves, while Bowdoin's McCampbell came up
with 11 saves. The Polar Bears outshot the Bobcats by only a 32-28 margin,
and both teams were 0-for-4 on extra-man opportunities.