Endicott vs. Bowdoin
March 25, 2008
The Game Story:
BEVERLY, Mass. - Bowdoin College senior goalkeeper Alex Gluck and the
Polar Bears' defense held 15th-ranked Endicott College to just one
second half goal, as 19th-ranked Bowdoin knocked off the Gulls, 7-5, on
a frigid Tuesday evening in Beverly, Massachusetts. The win ups the
visitors record to 4-2 while the hosts slip to 5-2 overall.

Bowdoin College came out on fire to open the game, quickly streaking its
way to a 4-1 cushion after one quarter of play. Harry Ashforth got the
night started as he found the back of the net off a feed from Ben York,
giving the visitors a 1-0 lead. The Polar Bears would double their
advantage just nine-seconds later as Max Key won a clean face-off that
resulted in a quick transition strike from Mike Giordano. Endicott was
quick to respond as the Gulls cut the lead in half just under a minute
later. John Ortolani won his first draw of the night, giving the Blue
and Green possession. Nick Cosco made that possession count as he
notched an unassisted tally to make the score 2-1.

Ashforth and Giordano put the Gulls in a three-goal hole as the duo once
again scored consecutive goals for the visitors. Ashforth was able to
slip a shot past the goaltender for the 3-1 lead. Giordano made it a 4-1
game as he stuck a nice feed from fellow attackman Adam Tracy. Endicott
came to life in the second quarter as the Gulls outscored Bowdoin, 3-1,
in the frame, to cut the lead to 5-4 at halftime.

Reliving senior classmate Gordon Convery, Alex Gluck took over the Polar
Bear net for the second half. Gluck and the Bowdoin defense shutout the
Blue and Green in the third quarter as Gluck made five saves, two of
which came point blank on the crease, to keep the visitors in the lead.
Ashforth grabbed his third of the night and the game winner with just
1:18 left in the third frame, giving Bowdoin a 6-4 advantage. Eddie
O'Reilly would get the Gulls back within one at 13:36 of the fourth, but
Adam Tracy closed out any comeback thoughts as he stuck a one-handed
diving shot into the upper-left hand corner to end the game, 7-5.

Ashforth's three goals paced the Polar Bears' offense. Mike Giordano
ended the night with two tallies, while Adam Tracy had a goal and an
assist. Max Key went a solid 10-of-16 (62.5%) in the face-off category.
Gordon Convery and Alex Gluck combined for 16 saves in the win. Gluck
made nine saves and only allowed one goal in 30 minutes. Endicott was
led by Nick Cosco's two goals.