Field hockey falls at No. 3 Bowdoin
Nationally ranked No. 3 Bowdoin College received goals from five different players, and the Polar Bears didn't allow a shot in a 6-0 victory over Hamilton College in a NESCAC game at Bowdoin's Howard F. Ryan Field on Oct. 15.
Cathleen Smith '13 scored twice for Bowdoin, and Ella Curren '12, Elizabeth Clegg '12, Katie Riley '14 and Pam Herter '15 all chipped in one goal each. Clegg, Katie Herter '12, McKenna Teague '12 and Kassey Matoin '13 each added an assist for the Polar Bears.
Bowdoin (10-0 overall, 7-0 NESCAC) has won three of the last four national titles, including the 2010 crown. At the beginning of the week, the Polar Bears were one of just five remaining unbeaten teams in Division III.
Bowdoin got on the board 18 minutes, 45 seconds into the first half when Smith scored on a one-time shot off a pass from Clegg. Smith netted her second tally of the game, an unassisted goal off a rebound, at 30:36. The goals were her team-high 10th and 11th of the season. Bowdoin held a 2-0 halftime lead.
The Polar Bears scored three goals in just over two minutes early in the second half to pull away. At 51:17, Curren fired a shot and scored off a penalty corner played in from Teague. Katie Herter then assisted on a goal by Clegg at 53:01, followed by an unassisted score from Riley at 53:28.
Pam Herter added a goal with just 13 seconds remaining to end the scoring for Bowdoin. Matoin was credited with the assist after her shot was deflected into the goal by Herter.
Bowdoin held a 49-0 shot advantage, and took 20 penalty corners to Hamilton's zero. Hamilton goalkeeper Victoria Trentini '15 was credited with a season-high 31 saves. Kayla Lessard '13 started in goal for the Polar Bears and played 61:36. Hannah Gartner '15 finished the game in goal for Bowdoin.
Hamilton (5-5, 3-4) travels to Colby College for another NESCAC game on Sunday, Oct. 16, at noon.