The Bowdoin College women’s lacrosse team overwhelmed Williams, 14-5 in a New England Small College Athletic contest played at Ryan Field on Thursday evening.

The 15th-ranked Polar Bears moved to 5-1 (2-1 NESCAC) with their second win in as many days. The Ephs fell to 3-2 (1-2 NESCAC) with the loss.

Bowdoin rode the hot hand of Allison Williams to an early lead, as the sophomore scored twice in a game-opening 6-1 run for the Polar Bears. Williams closed the gap with three straight goals to trim the Bowdoin lead to 6-4 on a Eliza Quigley score with 8:06 remaining in the opening half.

The Polar Bears answered with the final three goals of the half, from Kara Finnerty, Mettler Growney and Williams, to take a 9-4 edge at intermission.

Bowdoin doused all thoughts of an Eph comeback with a 3-0 run to open the second half, stretching its lead to eight goals after consecutive scores from Finnerty, who led all scorers with four goals. Allison Williams had her second straight hat trick.

Growney had three ground balls and three caused turnovers in the victory for Bowdoin, while Finnerty and Natalie Rudin had two draw controls each.

Williams was led by a pair of goals from Suzanna Penikis. Emma Tenberge chipped in four ground balls and five draws.

The Ephs split time in goal with Ana Alvarenga stopping three shots in the first half before Margaret Draper took over, stopping four shots in the second period. Kayli Weiss made seven saves, including four in the second half, for the Polar Bears.

Bowdoin will host top-ranked Middlebury College at noon on Saturday at Ryan Field.

Men’s Tennis

Bowdoin closed out its California trip with an 8-1 victory over Wisconsin- Whitewater on Thursday afternoon.

The Polar Bears return home as the third-ranked team in Division III, having won 66 of 81 matches on their nine-game trip to open the campaign.

Bowdoin swept singles play to cruise to the win over the 24th-ranked team in the nation. The Polar Bears got doubles wins from Luke Tercek/Grant Urken (8-1) and Gil Roddy/Justin Patel (8-4) to carry a lead into singles action.

Bowdoin won five straight-set singles matches, including wins from Tercek (6-1, 6-1), Kyle Wolfe (6-0, 6-1), Roddy (6-0, 6-1), Luke Carstens (6-2, 6-2) and Patel (6-2, 6-4). Urken rounded out the victors with a 6-1, 4-6, 10- 8 win.

The defending national champs will return to action March 31 when they host Brandeis at 2 p.m.

Comments are not available on this story.