Trinity (ct) vs. Bowdoin
April 27, 2002
The Game Story:
HARTFORD, Conn. - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team earned the second-seed in the NESCAC Tournament with a 10-8 victory over Trinity College on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bears will host rival Bates in the first-round on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Junior attackman Kyle Courtiss scored two goals and two assists to lead the Polar Bears on Saturday. Leading 4-2 after one period, Bowdoin never looked back as Simon McKay led the team with three goals on the day. P.J. Prest made 12 saves in the victory.

The Polar Bears played Bates earlier this season and fell in a stunning 10-7 decision on April 16. Defending conference and national champion Middlebury, which posted an 8-1 record in conference play, earned the top seed for the tournament. The three first-round winners will join Middlebury in the conference tournament semifinals. The Panthers will host the semifinals on Saturday, May 4 and will host the championship game on Sunday, May 5.

The top seven teams in regular season conference play qualify for the NESCAC Championship tournament. The top-seeded team earns a first-round bye and hosts the semifinal and final rounds, while the other six teams compete in first-round action with the next three top teams hosting first round contests. The top seed faces the lowest remaining seed in one semifinal and the other two first round winners face off in the other semifinal. Tomorrow's other matchups are: No. 6 Williams (4-5, 6-7) at No. 3 Colby (6-3, 9-3), 1:00 p.m.; No. 5 Tufts (5-4, 8-5) at No. 4 Amherst (5-4, 8-6), 2:00 p.m.