Bowdoin vs. Trinity (ct)
April 30, 2005
The Game Story:
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin's Kevin Mullins scored the game-winner in the
second overtime as the Polar Bear men's lacrosse team secured the second
seed in the NESCAC Tournament with an 8-7 win over Trinity on Saturday.
Bowdoin (10-4, 7-2 NESCAC) will host seventh-seeded Bates in a first-round
tournament contest on Sunday, May 1 with gametime set for 1:00 at Pickard
Field. Trinity (3-9, 1-8) ends their season with the defeat.

In a back-and-forth contest that featured runs by both squads, the Bantams
made the first and led 3-1 after one period on goals from Nick Petri, Joe
Cortese and William Schweitzer. Bowdoin clawed back, scoring shortly before
intermission, courtesy of Chris Eaton and tying the contest early in the
third quarter on a goal from Connor Fitzgerald.

Back-to-back goals from Cortese and Jake Sciandra lifted the Bantams to a
5-3 edge late in the third period, but consecutive Bowdoin goals by
Fitzgerald and Andy Nelson to end the third and start the fourth deadlocked
the contest at five apiece. Trinity appeared to control the game when two
straight scores by Peter McIntire and Curtis Kahn gave them a 7-5 edge with
6:35 to go. But Eaton found the back of the net for Bowdoin at 5:59 and Ryan
Hurd scored the game-tying goal with a great solo effort at 4:21 and the
contest went into overtime.

After a first overtime session without any scoring, a Trinity turnover in
the offensive zone gave the ball to Bowdoin mid-way through the second
overtime. Kevin Mullins took the ball at midfield, sliced through the Bantam
defense and one-bounced a shot from ten yards out for the game-winner.

Jakob Isbrandsten was peppered with shots and kept Trinity in the contest,
making 14 saves in goal. Charlie Legg made eight stops for Bowdoin.