|BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team rallied from a halftime deficit to slip past Connecticut College, 9-7, in a steady downpour at Howard F. Ryan Field on Saturday. The Polar Bears improve to 5-2 on the season with the win. The Camels, who have lost four games by fewer than two goals this year, fall to 2-5 this season.|
Bowdoin jumped on top with three straight goals to start the contest, courtesy of Ford Barker, Matt Neidlinger and Andy Nelson. The Camels closed out the first quarter with back-to-back goals, however, as Robbie Logan and Dave Schwartz cut the lead to 3-2 after 15 minutes. The Camels defense clamped down in the second period, shutting out the Polar Bears, and when Brad Luckhardt scored twice in under a minute midway through the frame, Conn. College grabbed a 5-4 lead that they would take into halftime.
A 5-0 spurt to start the second half gave the Polar Bears command of the game as Barker scored his second and third goals of the game during the run. Nelson, Tom McKinley and Vinay Kashyap also found the back of the net, giving Bowdoin an 8-4 edge. A late Camel goal in the third frame made it 8-5 heading into the fourth, where Kevin Mullins scored Bowdoin's ninth goal with 10:47 to play. Conn. College scored twice in the final 5:16 to make it a 9-7 final.
Charlie Legg made 10 saves in goal for Bowdoin, while Topher Grossman stopped seven shots for the Camels.