|BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team dominated the
first and third quarters in a 16-5 defeat of New England College on
Tuesday. Kyle Courtiss was the story for Bowdoin, pacing the squad with
seven goals, one shy of the school record for a single game. The Polar
Bears improve to 4-5 this year, while N.E.C. falls to 2-5 overall.
Bowdoin will return to action on Saturday when they travel to face
defending National Champion Middlebury.
Bowdoin jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first period and never looked
back, taking a 7-2 edge into halftime. The Pilgrims could never get into
the game as they were hampered by nine penalties during the course of
the contest, including seven in the second half. The Polar Bears put New
England away with a six-goal outburst in the third period to clinch the
win. Bowdoin was a stellar 7-for-10 in man-up situations.
Courtiss led all scorers with seven goals, while Ford Gurall had two
goals and three assists for Bowdoin. Connor Fitzgerald had five assists
as Ted Scholhamer and Vinay Kashyap scored twice for the Polar Bears.
The Pilgrims were led by a pair of goals from Nick Mayo and Matt Stack.
Grant White stopped 10 shots for Bowdoin, while two netminders split
time for New England, Hong (5 saves) and Matt Brawn (6).