No. 3 Bowdoin downs Amherst
Roundup: Skidmore downs Wheaton, picks up its 12th win
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Katie Riley scored the game-winning penalty stroke to lift Bowdoin to a 2-1 victory against Amherst. The Polar Bears needed penalty strokes to pick up the win on Sunday. The Polar Bears remain unbeaten at 10-0 (8-0 NESCAC) this year while the loss drops the Jeffs to a record of 9-2 (6-2 NESCAC).
Katie Herter was able to break through and score the only goal of the first half at 15:19. Herter finished off a loose scramble in front to put the Polar Bears on top. Amherst mounted pressure early in the second half that opened a number of scoring attempts. Sarah McCarrick converted a penalty corner on an insert by Katie McMahon to tie up the game with 27:53 remaining in regulation. Both teams battled for the rest of the half, each surviving player-down situations resulting from yellow cards. Kayla Lessard made an excellent save of an Amherst penalty corner to subdue a late flurry and force the contest into overtime.
In the best-of-five penalty stroke session, Lessard made two fantastic saves to give the Polar Bears a 3-2 lead heading into the final round. Katie Riley stepped up and snapped the winning goal into the left side of the cage to give the Polar Bears the win. Emily French, Katie Herter and Kassey Matoin also scored strokes for Bowdoin, while Carly Dudzik and Sarah McCarrick added strokes for Amherst.
No. 5 Skidmore 6, Wheaton 1
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. -- Eight different players recorded a point as Skidmore defeated Wheaton 6-1 on Sunday. The Thoroughbreds improve to 12-1, extending their home winning streak to 26 games, while the Lyons fall to 7-7.
Just five minutes in, junior Ceilidh MacNeill got the scoring started with her sixth goal of the season. MacNeill redirected a shot from the top of the circle by Annie Rosencrans to make it 1-0. At the 24:40 mark, Skidmore made it 2-0 with another redirection, this time by Kelly Blackhurst with the assist to Molly Gile. The Thoroughbreds made it 3-0 with 25 seconds remaining in the half on Blackhurst's second goal of the game. Rosencrans sent a perfect leading pass to Blackhurst, who was able to sneak it past Wheaton goalie Ellie Massengill.
Haley McDougall made two saves in 64:54 of action and Amy Beck finished the game in goal for Skidmore, not facing a shot over the final 5:06. Massengill finished with 14 saves for Wheaton.
The Thoroughbreds outshot the Lyons, 27-5 and held a 12-3 advantage in penalty corners.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.