|Date and Time:||03/25/2008, 7:00PM|
BEVERLY, Mass. - Bowdoin College senior goalkeeper Alex Gluck and the Polar Bears' defense held 15th-ranked Endicott College to just one second half goal, as 19th-ranked Bowdoin knocked off the Gulls, 7-5, on a frigid Tuesday evening in Beverly, Massachusetts. The win ups the visitors record to 4-2 while the hosts slip to 5-2 overall.
Bowdoin College came out on fire to open the game, quickly streaking its way to a 4-1 cushion after one quarter of play. Harry Ashforth got the night started as he found the back of the net off a feed from Ben York, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead. The Polar Bears would double their advantage just nine-seconds later as Max Key won a clean face-off that resulted in a quick transition strike from Mike Giordano. Endicott was quick to respond as the Gulls cut the lead in half just under a minute later. John Ortolani won his first draw of the night, giving the Blue and Green possession. Nick Cosco made that possession count as he notched an unassisted tally to make the score 2-1.
Ashforth and Giordano put the Gulls in a three-goal hole as the duo once again scored consecutive goals for the visitors. Ashforth was able to slip a shot past the goaltender for the 3-1 lead. Giordano made it a 4-1 game as he stuck a nice feed from fellow attackman Adam Tracy. Endicott came to life in the second quarter as the Gulls outscored Bowdoin, 3-1, in the frame, to cut the lead to 5-4 at halftime.
Reliving senior classmate Gordon Convery, Alex Gluck took over the Polar Bear net for the second half. Gluck and the Bowdoin defense shutout the Blue and Green in the third quarter as Gluck made five saves, two of which came point blank on the crease, to keep the visitors in the lead. Ashforth grabbed his third of the night and the game winner with just 1:18 left in the third frame, giving Bowdoin a 6-4 advantage. Eddie O'Reilly would get the Gulls back within one at 13:36 of the fourth, but Adam Tracy closed out any comeback thoughts as he stuck a one-handed diving shot into the upper-left hand corner to end the game, 7-5.
Ashforth's three goals paced the Polar Bears' offense. Mike Giordano ended the night with two tallies, while Adam Tracy had a goal and an assist. Max Key went a solid 10-of-16 (62.5%) in the face-off category. Gordon Convery and Alex Gluck combined for 16 saves in the win. Gluck made nine saves and only allowed one goal in 30 minutes. Endicott was led by Nick Cosco's two goals.