|Wesleyan University||Bowdoin College|
BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin field hockey team cruised to a 6-0 home opening victory against Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears pick up their second consecutive NESCAC win to climb to 2-1 (2-1 NESCAC). The Cardinals suffer their first conference setback of the season and fall to 1-2 (0-1 NESCAC).
Bowdoin scored just 1:55 into the game, successfully converting on a penalty corner. Elle Brineinserted the ball to Elizabeth Bennewitz who rifled off a shot from the top of the circle for a 1-0 lead.
Three minutes later, Kara Finnerty stepped in for a deflection to double Bowdoin’s tally. Bennewitz again fired a shot from the top, with Finnerty stepping in at the stroke line to deflect the ball beyond Dulaney Wood.
Finnerty notched an assist on the Polar Bears next goal, coming 13:02 in the game. Finnerty controlled the ball on the right side of the end line and fed Sarah Jane Weill in the middle for a quick redirect.
Midway through the first half, Juliana Fiore tagged an unassisted goal to put Bowdoin up 4-0. Fiore collected a loose ball rebound and turned back on net to slip a shot past Wood.
The Polar Bears final goal of the half came with just 31 second remaining. Elizabeth Growney sent a reverse sweep towards the net, with Emma Stevens stepping in to deflect it into the back of the net.
Bowdoin’s final goal came with just under ten minutes left in the game. Stevens again tallied the goal, this time with a feed from Laura Cooper who worked the ball down the right side and centered from the end line.
Bowdoin outshot Wesleyan by a 27-1 margin and held a 7-2 edge in corners.
Wood made 14 saves in the game, including 10 in the second half.