Event Summary

Date and Time: 03/11/2008,  3:00PM
Opponent: vs. Norwich (at Cocoa, Fla.)
Result: W
Score: 27-0


COCOA, Fla. - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team posted their first shutout since 1989 and came within two of tying the school's record for goals in a game with a 27-0 win over Norwich University on Tuesday evening in Cocoa, Florida. The first game of the Florida trip improves the Polar Bears to 2-0 this season. The contest was the season-opener for the Cadets (0-1)

Bowdoin scored 17 first-half goals, including a dozen in the second quarter to put the contest away. The Polar Bears added seven in the third quarter and three in the fourth. 13 players scored for Bowdoin, led by a career-high seven goals from Matt Legg, one shy of the program record of eight. Other multiple goal scorers included Russ Halliday (4), Mike Giordano (3), Ben Smith (3) and Adam Tracy (2). Russ Halliday also posted three assists, while Tracy had a team-high four helpers for Bowdoin.

The Polar Bears used each goaltender for one quarter in the combined shutout. Gordon Convery (one save) and Robert Burkhardt (two) recorded stops while Alex Gluck and Jake McCampbell were not tested.

The 27 goals are the most by a Bowdoin squad since the Polar Bears scored 27 against the New England College in 1992. The Polar Bears' shutout is the fifth in program history, most recently done in 1989 against UMass-Lowell.