Second Half Surge Boosts Bowdoin Over Clark

Second Half Surge Boosts Bowdoin Over Clark

THE BASICS

-Score: Bowdoin College 18, Clark University 9

-Records: Clark (4-3), Bowdoin (5-2)

-Location: Brunswick, Maine (Whittier Field)

-The Lead: The Clark University men's lacrosse team was defeated by the Polar Bears of Bowdoin College on Tuesday evening. The hosts outscored the Cougars 10-2 in the second half to run away with the non-conference victory.

HOW IT HAPPENED

-Bowdoin scored the first three goals of the game, including two from senior Matthew Crowell (Medfield, Mass.), to take an early lead in the opening quarter.

-Clark outscored Bowdoin 3-1 over the final 3:10 of the first quarter to close the gap to 4-3 and tied the score just 1:36 into the second quarter on sophomore Chris Rasco's (Huntington, N.Y.) second goal of the contest.

-The teams traded goals for the remainder of the second quarter as Bowdoin owned an 8-7 lead at intermission.

-A goal from Clark's Quincy Milton III (Seattle, Wash.) tied the score again just 45 seconds into the third quarter, 8-8, before Bowdoin began their game-winning surge.

-Bowdoin rolled off seven straight goals to take command of the game, score four times in the final 6:03 of the third quarter and three more times in the opening minutes of the fourth.

-After freshman Donal Mullane (Washington, D.C.) scored his second goal of the game with 8:45 remaining, Bowdoin had opened a 15-8 lead.

-Freshman Conor Khung (Wrentham, Mass.) stopped Bowdoin's run with a goal at 5:54, but the Polar Bears scored the final three goals of the fourth quarter to cap the win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-Rasco led Clark with a hat trick. He scored all three goals in the first half.

-Clark netminder Nathan Maselek (Marblehead, Mass.) stopped eight shots in the opening half and finished with 13 saves in the game. Bowdoin's John Young (Manhasset, N.Y.) posted eight saves.

-Sam Carlin (New Albany, Ohio) won 17 of 28 faceoffs in the victory for Bowdoin.

-Jimmy Young (Exeter, N.H.) led all scorers with two goals and four assists for Bowdoin.

-Bowdoin finished with a 53-30 advantage in shots, including a 29-8 edge in the second half thanks to 10-14 wins on the faceoff dot.

UP NEXT

-Clark heads to the Coast Guard Academy for a NEWMAC game at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

-Bowdoin returns to action on Saturday at home against Trinity at 1:00 p.m.