BEVERLY, Mass.

The Bowdoin College women’s lacrosse team scored the first six goals of the game and never looked back in a comfortable 14-5 non-conference win at Endicott on Wednesday.

The Polar Bears improved to 3-3 and are ranked 18th in the latest NCAA Division III poll. The Gulls fell to 1-6.

Bowdoin scored five goals in the first 12 minutes of the match and took a 7-1 lead into the halftime break. Emma Beacher netted three first-half goals, while Megan O’Connor had a pair.

Endicott trimmed the lead to 8-3 early in the second half, but the Polar Bears quickly put the game away with a four-goal surge in a span of 3:43. With 16 minutes to go, the score was 12-3.

Bowdoin won 15 of 21 draw controls and held a 36- 10 advantage in shots. The Polar Bears forced 18 Gull turnovers in the win. Beecher led all players with four goals and two assists, and O’Connor finished with three goals. Lindsay Picard had three assists and four draw-controls.

Goaltenders Kayli Weiss (one save, one goal allowed) and Erin Morrissey (four saves, four goals allowed) each played a half for Bowdoin.

The Polar Bears will travel to Middlebury on a Saturday for a NESCAC game beginning at noon.

Baseball

Bowdoin rebounded from its first loss of the season to take game two in a non-conference doubleheader against Hamilton on Wednesday.

The Polar Bears moved to 8-1 following the split that began with a 14-8 loss to the Continentals (8-4). Game two ended, 4-1.

Hamilton jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning of the first game, capitalizing on a double and pair of singles. Another two hits in the following inning resulted in two more runs.

Bowdoin broke through in the bottom half of the third. Luke Cappellano tagged an RBI single to right center field, and Colby Joncas sent a fly ball to center that scored Evan Dumont-Lapoint to cut into the lead. David Rose doubled down the left field line, driving in two more runs for Hamilton in the top of the sixth.

The Polar Bears rallied with one more run in the bottom of the inning, and five runs in the seventh, but came up short. The pitching staff allowed a total of 16 hits and 14 runs (nine earned), while tallying five strikeouts.

In game two, Bowdoin took an early lead with a three-run first inning. Dumont-LaPointe tagged a two-run double to right center and eventually came around to score on a passed ball. Sean Mullaney put the ball in play with two outs in the second, allowing Brandon Lopez to score.

Ben Osterholtz pitched four shutout innings for the Polar Bears, allowing two walks. Connor Rooney stepped in to close out the final three innings.

Bowdoin will end its Florida trip with a game against Salve Regina today at 11a.m.


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