|Date and Time:||03/09/2008, 12:00PM|
|Opponent:||at Conn. College|
NEW LONDON, Conn. - Bowdoin's Russell Halliday and Ben Chadwick scored two goals apiece to lead the Polar Bear men's lacrosse team to an 8-6 win over Connecticut College in the season-opener for both squads on Saturday afternoon.
The Camels jumped out in front of Bowdoin in the early going. Up 2-0 with six minutes to play in the opening period, Bowdoin evened the score quickly with late first-quarter tallies from Chadwick and Adam Tracy. Halliday put the Polar Bears on top for the first time, scoring off a feed from Adam Tracy with 12:24 left to play in the half. With 5:57 remaining, Dachille fed Mark Mangano for the second time and it was a 3-3 game at the intermission.
The Camels regained the lead 4:32 into the third quarter. Freshman Ryan Hayes assisted Mike Bruno for a score and it was a 4-3 game. The Camels doubled their lead with 8:20 remaining in the quarter. Mangano completed his hat-trick with an unassisted score. With 2:47 left to play in the third, Ashforth scored for Bowdoin and the Camels carried the 5-4 lead into the final quarter of play.
The Polar Bears opened the fourth quarter with a Steve Thomas goal, but Jesse Stevenson answered for the Camels, tallying on a pass from Hayes and it was a 6-5 Camel advantage with 8:46 to play. But with exactly eight minutes to play, Chadwick forced another tie. One minute later, Ashforth assisted Ben York for a one-timer and the Polar Bears had pulled ahead, 7-6. Halliday added an insurance goal with 1:47 remaining as the Polar Bears hung on to win.
Senior Alex Gluck and Gordon Convery each contributed five saves, sharing the net-minding duties for Bowdoin. Mark Moran stopped 12 shots for Connecticut College.