|Date and Time:||10/11/2008, 11:00AM|
|Opponent:||at Conn. College|
NEW LONDON, Conn. - Top ranked Bowdoin College (11-0, 6-0) extended their winning streak to 31 games but it took a late goal to put away a feisty Connecticut College (4-6, 1-4) team in a 3-1 NESCAC field hockey battle in New London Saturday.
Lindsay McNamara tallied her second score of the day and 21st of the season with 3:31 to play, propelling the visitors to the victory. Julia King chipped in with a goal and an assist for the visitors, who have out-scored their opposition by a count of 38-to-2 in 11 games this season.
The Camels entered Saturday's game with momentum as winners of four out of their last five contests. With 28:40 to play in the first half, sophomore Bizzie Dow tested Bowdoin keeper Emileigh Mercer with a nifty move but her shot was saved by the senior goalkeeper.
Midway through the half, the visitors cashed in on a penalty corner to take a 1-0 lead. Kristen Veiga served a pass to King on the left side of the scoring circle and the senior buried a low shot into the cage. Later on in the half with 7:24 remaining, the Polar Bears doubled their lead, taking advantage on another corner. King sent a ball toward the goal from the top of the circle and McNamara redirected it in front of the net for the goal.
The Camels finally broke through with 25:28 to play, scoring on a corner of their own. Roe had a shot that was saved but Sarah Napoli was waiting on the doorstep to collect the rebound and score for the hosts.
The Camels continued to frustrate the Polar Bears with some different defensive looks. But with 3:31 to play, Ingrid Oelschlager delivered a perfect crossing pass from the sideline to McNamara, who was able to seal the victory with a one-timer. Sophomore Robin Edwards had four saves