|Date and Time:||03/11/2008, 4:30PM|
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team recorded their highest goal total in eight years with a 19-1 victory over the University of Southern Maine on Tuesday afternoon. The Polar Bears (2-0), ranked eighth in the latest Division III poll, have outscored their first two opponents by a cumulative score of 34-3. Southern Maine (0-1) dropped their season-opener.
The Polar Bears excelled offensively and defensively in their final game before leaving for three games in Florida over the next eight days. Bowdoin scored the first 11 goals of the game in a span of 21:36 to open the contest. Katy Dissinger, Lyndsey Colburn, Ali Draudt and Ingrid Oelschlager all notched two goals in the opening stanza to give the Polar Bears a commanding 11-0 halftime lead.
Bowdoin continued to roll in the second half, scoring on eight of their nine shots in the period. Draudt finished with a career-high five goals for the Polar Bears, while Dissinger scored three with an assist. Lyndsey Colburn (two goals, three assists) and Kauri Ballard (one goal, four assists) each collected five points in the win. Mary Vaughan scored USM's lone goal on a free-position shot with eight minutes remaining.
Katie Quartuccio made 10 saves, all in the first half, for the Huskies. Steph Collins-Finn made two saves in the first half for Bowdoin before giving way to Sarah Marston, who made one stop for the Polar Bears in the second. Bowdoin held a 20-2 edge in draw controls, including seven from Ballard.
The 19 goals is the most for a Bowdoin team since a May 2000 victory over Bates (21-8). Additionally, the one goal allowed are the fewest since the Polar Bears defeated Southern Maine in March of 2004 (18-1).