Bowdoin vs. Amherst
April 22, 2006
The Game Story:
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team beat Amherst for the first time since April of 2002, cruising past the Jeffs in a 15-9 win on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bears (8-4, 5-2 NESCAC) posted their most goals in a single game this season, while Amherst (2-9, 1-6) equaled their highest goals-allowed total this season.

Bowdoin led 7-4 at intermission and exploded for six goals in a dominating third-quarter performance to put the game away. Despite being penalized 11 times, the Polar Bears sliced through the Amherst defense with ease as 10 different players found the back of the net.

Connor Fitzgerald and Matt Chadwick proved to be a lethal combination on the afternoon, each posting three goals and three assists for the hosts. Tom McKinley scored twice as well for Bowdoin, who got nine saves from goaltender Charlie Legg. Amherst was led by a trio of goals from both Brett Miller and Will Ferrer. Raul Altreche made nine saves between the pipes for the Jeffs.

The win snaps the Polar Bears' four-game losing skid to Amherst, giving Bowdoin's seniors their first career win over the Jeffs. Amherst has dropped six straight games and will play at Connecticut College on Tuesday. Bowdoin will host Bates on Wednesday afternoon in a game with NESCAC Tournament seeding implications.