|Date and Time:||09/13/2008, 11:00AM|
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The Bowdoin College field hockey team dominated, but survived a scare from Wesleyan University on Saturday, 1-0. Lindsay McNamara scored the game-winning goal with just 13 seconds remaining to lift the top-ranked Polar Bears (4-0) to their 24th consecutive victory. Wesleyan falls to 0-2 with the loss.
Bowdoin completely dominated play with a 36-0 advantage in shots and a 25-0 edge in penalty corners. Only the tremendous play of Wesleyan junior goalie Breen McDonald, who posted 18 saves, and four defensive saves by Wesleyan, three coming from junior Alexa David, kept Bowdoin at bay for more than 69 minutes. But shortly after Bowdoin's 25th corner and Wesleyan's inability to clear the ball, Kate Gormley sent a pass from left to right to McNamara who drove from 12 yards out and ripped her 11th goal of the season past McDonald.
Senior goalie Emileigh Mercer and sophomore goalie Emily Neilson each handled the Bowdoin goal for a half without needing to make a save.