No. 9 Midd Beats No. 14 Bowdoin Again
from press release
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury defeated Bowdoin for the 28th straight time as the #9 Panthers (7-2, 4-1) picked up a 16-12 win over #14 Bowdoin (8-2, 4-2) on Kohn Field.
Middlebury led by as many as 10 in the second half before the Polar Bears scored seven of the final eight goals in the last 12:38 to make it a 16-12 final. Middlebury's leading scorer Sally Ryan was double-teamed most of the afternoon, keeping her without a goal for the first time this season. Ryan adjusted to the coverage and dished out four assists in the game, to go along with two ground balls and two turnovers.
Middlebury came out flying, scoring six goals in the game's first 14:55 to take a sizable lead. Chase Delano found the back of the net three times during the opening run, assisting on the opening goal.
Olvia King put Bowdoin on the board at 12:42, before Elizabeth Garry cut hard to the goal and converted a pass from Ellen Halle to answer. Emma Kramer followed to make it an 8-1 Middlebury lead with 5:25 remaining in the first half. The team's exchanged goals late in the half, with the Panthers taking a 9-2 lead into the intermission.
Katy Dissinger and Katie Stewart brought the Polar Bears within five early in the second half, before the Panthers scored six of the next seven to gain an insurmountable lead at 15-5 with 17:36 remaining.
Delano scored her fourth of the game with a quick-stick goal from Halle to begin the run, followed by a lengthy run from Michaela Colbert to make it an 11-4 game. Leading 13-5, Elizabeth Garry scored twice, once with a quick shot on the inside and once on a free position to make it a 15-5 game.
Stewart helped mount the Bowdoin comeback with a pair of unassisted tallies, before Margaret Souther answered for Middlebury with a nice pass from behind the net by Dani DeMarco. Carolyn Gorajek scored three of Bowdoin's final five goals in the last 6:45, leaving the Panthers with a 16-12 win.
Delano and Garry each scored four times, while Kramer earned her first two career goals for Middlebury. Ryan and Halle each finished with four assists, while Stephanie Gill earned four draw controls. Lily Nguyen made 12 saves to earn the win, while Alyssa Palomba earned a pair of stops in 6:45.
Gorajek paced Bowdoin with four tallies, followed by Stewart with three. McKenna Teague earned four draw controls, while Ingrid Oelschlager caused four turnovers. Tara Connolly made five saves in 40:30, as did Alexandra Brown in 19:30 of work.