Colby vs. Bowdoin
April 6, 2011
The Game Story:
Colby Survives Bowdoin in Overtime Thriller

WATERVILLE, Maine - Mark Squicciarino scored with 1:23 left in overtime as the Colby College men's lacrosse team pulled out a key 11-10 win over rival Bowdoin College on Wednesday night in New England Small College Athletic Conference play at Bill Alfond Field.

John Jennings scored six goals for the Mules (4-4 overall, 2-3 NESCAC), including Colby's first five of the game. Derrik Flahive and Squicciarino both had two goals, while Jonathan McIvor had the other goal. Ian Deveau had four assists for the Mules.

Ben Chadwick and Billy Bergner both had three goals for Bowdoin (3-5, 1-4 NESCAC). Chadwick and Bergner both had one assist apiece, while Owen Smith had one goal and two assists.

The Polar Bears took a 10-9 lead with 1:44 remaining in regulation on Chadwick's final goal of the night on a blast streaking in from the right side. Flahive, who also had an assist in the game, sent the game to overtime when he took a pass from Deveau and walked in for a short blast to the back of the net.

Both teams had overtime possession opportunities, including one by Bowdon that went off the post and had both teams scrambling for the ball in front of Colby's net. Squicciarino put an end to the game when he found a seam and blasted a shot past Bowdoin keeper Robert Burkhardt.

Jennings was the story for Colby in the first half, scoring all four goals as the Mules led 4-2 at intermission. He scored with nine minutes left in the third quarter to give the Mules a 5-3 lead. The Polar Bears awoke after the Jennings score and tallied four straight times to end the half. Bowdoin had four goals in 6:26 to take a 7-5 lead after three quarters.

The Mules went on a 3-0 scoring to run to start the fourth quarter in taking an 8-7 lead, but Bowdoin tallied twice in a span of eight seconds to go up 9-8. Brian Durkin won a face-off and took the ball in and tallied just eight seconds after the Polar Bears had tied the game at 8-8. Jennings scored his sixth and final goal with 7:14 to play to make it 9-9.

Squicciarino, Chris Healy, goalie Peter Reiley, and Arya Mortazavi all had four groundballs for Colby. Brendan Hughes finished with game-high five groundballs for the Polar Bears, while Durkin had four groundballs and was 8-for-12 in face-off attempts. Burkhardt and Reiley both had seven saves in the game.