CLERMONT, Fla.

The Bowdoin College men’s lacrosse team used a 6-1 run in the second and third quarters to pull away from nationally-ranked Stevens, 11-7 on Tuesday.

The Polar Bears rolled to their fourth consecutive victory and moved to 4-1 on the season. The 12th-ranked Ducks fell to 6-2.

After trading three goals apiece in the opening period, Stevens opened the scoring in the second with consecutive goals from Connor O’Shea to take a 5-3 lead. Then, Bowdoin began the game’s decisive run with goals from Daniel Buckman and Brett Kujala to tie the score.

Matthew Crowell scored with 2:48 left in the first half, giving Bowdoin a 6-5 edge at the break The Polar Bears continued to roll in the third quarter, getting goals from Shawn Daly and JC Pardo to open up an 8-5 lead. After Stevens answered with a goal, Bowdoin shot back with three straight scores to put the game away. Crowell, Buckman, Daly, and Pardo all scored two goals.

Goaltender Peter Mumford, who finished with 14 saves, made seven in the fourth quarter. Parker Sessions led all players with four caused turnovers for the Polar Bears.

Bowdoin will return north and host Middlebury at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Men’s Tennis

The Polar Bears remained perfect this spring with an 8-1 win over Chapman on Tuesday.

Bowdoin dominated in singles play and moved its record to 5-0 on the year.

Wins from Jerry Jiang and Kyle Wolfe (8-2) as well as Gil Roddy and Chase Savage (8-2) gave the Polar Bears a 2- 1 lead heading into singles play, where they swept all six matches in straight sets. Wolfe won 6- 0, 6- 1 at the No. 3 slot, while Jiang took his No. 4 match, 6-2, 6-1.

Bowdoin will play the final match of its west coast swing today against Stevens.

Bowdoin posted its second straight shutout in a 9-0 blanking of The University of Redlands on Tuesday.

The Polar Bears close out their spring trip to California with a 6-1 overall record.

Kyra Silitch/Tess Trinka and Maddie Roplh/Pilar Giffenig got things going early for Bowdoin, winning their respective doubles matches, 8-3. Joulia Likhanskaia/Tiffany Cheng earned an 8-5 win in the No. 1 slot, and helped build a 3-0 lead heading into singles.

Cheng (6-1, 6-1), Silitch (6- 1, 6-2), and Sarah Shadowens (6-2, 6-2) highlighted the singles matches for the Polar Bears, who won five of the six in straight-sets.

Bowdoin will return to Maine and is off until April 2, when it plays MIT on the road.


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