Bowdoin vs. Springfield
March 27, 2002
The Game Story:
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Springfield College dealt the Bowdoin men's lacrosse team their first loss of the season on Wednesday afternoon, 8-7. The Polar Bears fall to 3-1, while the Pride move to 3-3.

A low-scoring contest that featured two of the top defensive squads in the region started out as a 1-1 tie after one quarter of play. The teams equaled eachother's output in the second quarter as well, as the game entered the intermission tied at 3-3. Paul Purdy tipped the scales in favor of Springfield in the third period, scoring two goals to give the Pride a 6-5 edge entering the final quarter. At 6:05 of the fourth, Bill Metzger found the back of the net and at 2:56 Michael Bartol did the same, giving Springfield a seemingly insurmountable lead with just minutes to play, 8-5. But the Polar Bears mounted a late charge, as Kyle Courtiss scored at 2:12 to cut the lead to two. With 51 seconds left, Simon McKay took a pass from Josh Allen to cut the lead to 8-7. Bowdoin could get no closer, however, as the Pride dodged a bullet when goaltender P.J. Rovinelli was drawn out of position with just five seconds remaining. A Bowdoin shot from midfield skipped past the net, missing by a matter of feet, just before the buzzer sounded.

P.J. Prest made 11 saves in net for the Polar Bears, while Rovinelli made seven stops for Springfield. Bowdoin will host Connecticut College this Saturday, while Springfield will host Williams on April 3.