March 14, 2012

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No. 5 Bowdoin Crunches Wheaton

from press release

BRUNSWICK, Maine
- The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team sprinted to a 6-0 lead in the first ten minutes and never looked back in a 22-4 win over Wheaton on Wednesday afternoon at Ryan Field.

The fifth-ranked Polar Bears (2-0) record their highest single-game goal total since scoring 23 against Southern Maine on March 29, 2009 and have won their last 10 home games dating back to last season. Wheaton falls to 1-1 with its first loss of the season.

Carolyn Gorajek's seven points led the way for Bowdoin, as the junior attacker netted three goals with four assists and scooped five ground balls in the win. Elizabeth Clegg had four goals and an assist while Celeste Swain and Mackenzie Schleicher had three scores each. Taylor Wilso had two goals, two assists, four ground balls and three draw controls for the Polar Bears. Hailey Colburn scored twice to lead the Lyons.

Bowdoin scored the game's first six goals, with Gorajek scoring twice and assisting on three others, before Leila Mills broke the ice for Wheaton. Bowdoin replied with a 7-0 run to end the half and scored the first five goals of the second period to take an 18-1 lead.

Tara Connolly allowed one goal and made one save in 34:45 for Bowdoin before giving way to Isabel Sippel, who permitted three goals in the final 25:15 for the Polar Bears. Katy Ananian made seven saves in 30:24 for Wheaton, allowing seven tallies. Stephanie Hoomis played 29:23 between the pipes for the Lyons, making one save and allowing nine goals.

The Polar Bears held a 34-5 advantage in shots and earned 32 ground balls to 14 for Wheaton. Bowdoin also forced 26 Wheaton turnovers in the victory.


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