BOWDOIN COLLEGE’S Sam Carlin carries the ball down the field ahead of Middlebury College’s Jake Madnick. The Polar Bears dominated the Panthers Saturday at Whittier Field, winning 17-8, in NESCAC action.

BOWDOIN COLLEGE’S Sam Carlin carries the ball down the field ahead of Middlebury College’s Jake Madnick. The Polar Bears dominated the Panthers Saturday at Whittier Field, winning 17-8, in NESCAC action.


The Bowdoin College men’s lacrosse team dominated Middlebury, 17-8, in a NESCAC contest on Saturday afternoon at Whittier Field.

The Polar Bears have won four straight overall and improved to 4-2 (2-2 NESCAC) with the victory. The Panthers fell to 3-3 (1-3 NESCAC) with the setback.

BOWDOIN’S JAMES STRABLEY (13) prepares to launch a shot in a Saturday game against Middlebury.

BOWDOIN’S JAMES STRABLEY (13) prepares to launch a shot in a Saturday game against Middlebury.

The teams were tied 4-4 after the opening quarter before Bowdoin took control of the contest with an 11-2 run over the second and third quarters.

A.J. Kucinski scored a pair of first-period goals for Middlebury while the Polar Bears featured four different scorers to deadlock the contest after 15 minutes of play.

After the teams traded goals to open the second quarter, Bowdoin’s Brett Kujala sparked a 4-0 run to end the half, including a pair of goals from Nick Conway, to give the hosts a 9-5 edge at the break.



Bowdoin continued to roll in the third quarter, opening the frame on a 6-1 run to put the contest out of reach. Six different Polar Bears scored in the surge that gave Bowdoin a 15-7 lead after three periods en route to the 17-8 win.

Kujala keyed the Bowdoin offense with a four-goal effort while Shawn Daly added two goals and three assists.

Jimmy Young had a goal and three assists for the Polar Bears while Conway added two goals and two assists.

Middlebury was paced by four goals and an assist by Kucinski. Henry Riehl and Michael McCormack had a goal and an assist each.

Sam Carlin was outstanding on the faceoff dot for Bowdoin, winning 19 of 25 on the day.

Bowdoin’s John Young made 13 saves, allowing eight goals in 57:33 before giving way to Jack O’Connor, who made one stop over the final 2:27.

Middlebury’s Charles Midgley made just two saves, permitting 15 goals in 41:37 of action. Tyler Bass played the final 18:23, allowing two goals and making three saves.

Bowdoin owned a 38-33 edge in shots and went 2-6 with the extra man. Middlebury went 1-2.

Bowdoin returns to action Tuesday evening as the Polar Bears host Clark University at 7 p.m.

Women’s lacrosse

The second-ranked Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team was too much for Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon in a 14-4 decision at Kohn Field.

The 17th-ranked Polar Bears fell to 6-2 (2-2 NESCAC) while the second-ranked Panthers improved to 6-0 (4-0 NESCAC) with the victory.

The Panthers scored the first six goals of the game to take an early lead courtesy of six different scorers.

The Polar Bears got on the board with a Katherine Miller goal at 16:38 , but the Panthers closed the first half on a 4-1 run to take a 10-2 lead at halftime.

Middlebury outscored Bowdoin 4-2 in the second half, despite goals from Eliza Denious and Katherine Miller, to finish off the 14-4 win.

Miller and Denious scored two goals apiece for Bowdoin.

Grace DeWald had three caused turnovers for the Polar Bears.

Three players scored two goals each for Middlebury, led by Hollis Perticone, who had two goals, seven draw controls and three caused turnovers.

Kayli Weiss stopped 12 shots in goal for the Polar Bears, while Julia Keith made six saves for Middlebury

Middlebury held a 40-17 advantage in shots for the game.

Bowdoin will head to Trinity for a noon start this upcoming Saturday.


Bowdoin put together a pair of 10-run games to run away with a series sweep against Keuka on Thursday.

The Polar Bears finished their Florida trip with a 6-6 mark, while dropping the Wolves to 1-3. Bowdoin won game one, 10-2, and the nightcap, 10-1.

In the opener, Seamus Keenan went the distance on the mound with six strikeouts.

The Wolves jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but Bowdoin scored 10 unanswered runs over the next six innings.

Nick Sadler put Bowdoin on the board with an RBI single in the second. Brendan O’Neil and Colby Joncas each recorded an RBI single in the fourth. Joe Gentile drove in a pair of runs with a double to close out the inning.

Jack Wilhoite produced another run for the Polar Bears, singling to drive in Alex Zakow, in the fifth. Joncas later drew a bases loaded walk.

Zakow added to the lead with a solo homer in the sixth. Wilhoite later scored in the inning on a wild pitch. Brandon Lopez capped the game with an RBI single in the final inning.

Wilhoite went 3-for-4 with a triple and RBI. Nick Sadler was 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI.

In the second game, Bowdoin saw another complete game performance on the mound, this time from Ben Osterholtz, who went seven innings and allowed just two hits while fanning three.

The Polar Bears hit the ground running in the first. Lopez tripled, driving in Gentile, and Zakow recorded an RBI groundout.

Lopez collected his second RBI of the game with a single in the fifth and Zakow added another to his tally with a similar play.

The Wolves scored their only run of the game in the top of the sixth with a groundout.

Bowdoin answered with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. O’Neil tagged an RBI single and Ben Suski added a double. Suski later scored on an error.

Lopez had his team leading third RBI of the game with another single. Gentile later scored on a passed ball and Lopez came across the plate on a Wilhoite single.

Lopez went 3-for-3 at the plate with as many RBIs.

The Polar Bears closed out their Florida slate with a 5-3 loss to Benedictine on Friday. The Polar Bears are scheduled to open NESCAC play against Bates this upcoming Friday and Saturday.


Bowdoin picked up two more wins on Thursday, defeating Clarkson, 7-5, and Washington & Jefferson, 9-1.

The Polar Bears climbed to 10-3 on the season. The Golden Knights are 2-12-1 and the Presidents are 4-8.

In game one, the Golden Knights took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first off a sacrifice fly, but Bowdoin evened the score in the bottom half of the inning. Claire McCarthy tagged an RBI single to left, driving in Lauren O’Shea.

After Clarkson regained the lead, the Polar Bears took their first lead of the game as Maddie Rouhana drove in a pair of runs with a hard ground ball to left.

O’Shea pushed two more runs across the plate later in the inning, doubling to left. Caroline Rice rounded out the inning with an RBI double to left.

Clarkson recorded two more runs in its final at-bat but were unable to catch the Polar Bears.

Samantha Roy started in the circle for Bowdoin and pitched 3 2/3 innings with two hits and two runs allowed. Roy fanned four and walked as many. Ruby Siltanen allowed five hits with as many strikeouts.

In game two, Bowdoin erupted for 17 hits against the Presidents and scored first in the top of the second.

Andrea Dorsa put Bowdoin on the board with an RBI groundout, but the Presidents responded in the bottom half of the inning a run.

The Polar Bears scored in every remaining inning for eight unanswered runs.

An error in the third allowed Rice to score, and another in the fourth allowed Rouhana to score.

The center fielder dropped Rice’s ball, allowing Katelyn Cox to come home. McCarthy had Bowdoin’s first RBI of the inning with a single through the left side.

Dorsa pushed a runner across the plate in the fifth, flying out to center. Natasha Fingar added to the tally with an RBI groundout in the sixth.

Natalie Edwards singled through the left side for an 8-1 lead.

Dorsa capped the game with a home run to center.

Allison Rutz pitched six innings and allowed as many hits. Rutz struck out one and walked a pair. Kate Hoadley pitched the final inning and recorded one strikeout.

Bowdoin heads to Tufts Friday and Saturday in the opening of NESCAC play.

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