Bowdoin vs. Springfield
March 25, 2006
The Game Story:
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Dave Donahue scored the game-winning goal with just three
seconds remaining, lifting the Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team to an
11-10 win over Springfield on Saturday. The Polar Bears (4-1), led by four
goals with 11 minutes to go, but a late rally by the Pride (2-3) nearly
resulted in overtime before Donahue's tally before the final horn.

A back-and-forth contest in the first half saw the game tied at five at
intermission, thanks to a tally by Tyler Montgomery with one tick left in
the second quarter. A stellar third quarter by Bowdoin saw the hosts
seemingly take control of the game, courtesy of a pair of Andy Nelson scores
sandwiched around tallies by Alex Weaver, Chris Eaton and Brad Gillis.

Down 10-6 heading into the final quarter, Springfield responded with a run
of their own. Phillip Barry and Brandon Asplundh found the back of the net
early in the quarter to slice the lead in half. With under a minute to go,
Montgomery cut to the middle and rifled a shot from 10 yards that tucked
inside the post to make it 10-9 with 34 seconds left. Following a face-off
win, Jason Brown found Chris Jez in front of the cage for a one-timer score
with 17 seconds remaining, deadlocking the score.

Bryan Duggan won the ensuing face-off for Bowdoin, and Dave Donahue
collected the loose ball in the Polar Bear defensive zone. Donahue sprinted
downfield and cut loose a one-bounce shot that beat Springfield netminder
Kyle Cloutier with three seconds on the clock.

Cloutier kept Springfield in the contest, making 19 saves for the Pride.
Charlie Legg made five stops for Bowdoin in the game. Nelson led Bowdoin
with three scores, while Connor Fitzgerald collected a goal and three
assists. Montgomery, a Brunswick native, led the Pride with three goals,
while Taylor Brown added two goals and an assist.