|Date and Time:||09/17/2008, 7:00PM|
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin's Lindsay McNamara scored three more goals, increasing her season total to 14, as the top-ranked Polar Bear field hockey team blanked Bates 6-0 in a NESCAC contest at Howard F. Ryan Field on Wednesday evening. Bowdoin stands at 5-0 (2-0 NESCAC) this season while the Bobcats bow to 1-3 (0-2) overall.
McNamara got the Polar Bears on the board early, connecting on a shot off her own rebound to give Bowdoin the lead at 8:34. Several strong saves by Bates' Katie McEnroe kept the Bobcats in the game until late in the period, when a flurry of Bowdoin goals put the game out of reach. Ingrid Oelschlager scored a pair of goals in the final 15 minutes of the half, sandwiched around Leah Ferenc's first career tally to give the Polar Bears a 4-0 edge at intermission.
McNamara scored just 38 seconds into the second half and added her third tally 7:13 later to close out the scoring. Emileigh Mercer (35 minutes, 1 save) and Emily Neilson (35 minutes, 0 saves) split time in net for the Polar Bears. McEnroe (56 minutes, 15 saves) gave way to Helena Turner (14 minutes, two saves) for the Bobcats.
Bowdoin has now won their last 23 decisions over Bates dating back to 1986.