March 31, 2012

Middlebury Loses Fourth Straight

from press release

BRUNSWICK, Maine
- Mark Flibotte scored four goals and goaltender Chris Williamson stopped 15 shots as the Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team defeated Middlebury 9-7 on Saturday afternoon.

The 14th-ranked Polar Bears have won four straight games and improve to
6-1 (3-1 NESCAC) with the victory. The Panthers (2-5, 2-3 NESCAC) have lost four in a row for the first time since 1990.

After sharing a 3-3 lead at intermission, Bowdoin used a 5-0 run in the third quarter to go from a 4-3 deficit to an 8-4 lead in a span of 9:11.
Two of Flibotte's four goals came in the spurt to go with tallies from Keegan Mehlhorn and Patrick Lawlor. Scott Redmond stopped the bleeding for Middlebury with a marker late in the period to trim the Bowdoin lead to 8-5 heading into the fourth.

After Middlebury's Eric Pfeffer cut the lead to 8-6 early in the stanza, Bowdoin was called for five consecutive penalties in a six-minute span.
The visitors could only convert one time with the extra attacker, however, as Pfeffer notched his second goal with 5:41 to go. Williamson stopped five shots in the final frame and Flibotte sealed the victory on a goal with 2:15 remaining.

Pfeffer paced the Panthers with two goals and two assists while Brian Foster won 16 of 20 faceoffs in the game for Middlebury. Nate Gaudio made ten saves in the loss for the Panthers. Bowdoin's defense stood tall in the win, led by Matthew Egan's four turnovers and five ground balls.

Bowdoin will host Williams at 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Middlebury returns to action April 5 at home against Tufts.


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