No. 3 Bowdoin 5, Williams 0
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Colleen Finnerty supplied Bowdoin with two assists and a goal in a 5-0 shutout win against Williams on Sunday afternoon. The win marks Bowdoin's 39th consecutive home win beginning in 2010, tying the program record set between 2004-08. It is the longest homefield winning streak in Division III field hockey.
The Polar Bears improve to 10-1 overall with a 6-1 NESCAC record. The Ephs fall to 4-6 (2-5 NESCAC) on the season. Bowdoin extended its win streak against Williams to 11 consecutive, dating back to 2004.
Bowdoin's first goal came 13 minutes into the game as Rachel Kennedy passed a quick ball to Mettler Growney in the center of the circle. Growney controlled the ball and buried the ball in the far left corner of Williams' goal. The Polar Bears tallied their second goal of the game off a penalty corner as Colleen Finnerty received the insert at the top of the circle and passed to O'Donnell on her right. O'Donnell fired off a shot that snaked through the Ephs defenders allowing Katie Riley to deflect it in for the 2-0 lead. Four minutes later the Polar Bears made the score 3-0 off a perfectly executed corner. Olivia King cleanly stopped a Riley insert before Finnerty stepped up to drive in Bowdoin's third of the game. With 5:09 showing on the clock, Williams was called for another foul in the circle. As the corner played out, Finnerty notched her first assist of the game as Emily Simonton deflected her hit from the right post.
Williams came out in the second half with more targeted offensive pressure. All three shots the Ephs earned were directed on net. Bowdoin goalie Hannah Gartner recorded two saves, while Finnerty stopped a drive to right post off a Williams corner. With eight minutes remaining in the game, Liz Znamierowski deflected another Finnerty drive into the Ephs' net to round out the Polar Bears scoring.
No. 6 Middlebury 4, Hamilton 1
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Middlebury scored three first-half goals and made those stand up in the Panthers' 4-1 victory against Hamilton.
Katherine Theiss gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute on an unassisted goal. It was Theiss' ninth goal of the season.
In a two-minute span, Middlebury got a pair of goals from Alyssa DiMaio. In the 24th minute, Catherine Fowler fed DiMaio off of a penalty corner to give Middlebury a 2-0 lead. Moments later, It was Anna Kenyon who found DiMaio off of a corner to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead.
Catherine Fowler added Middlebury's fourth goal, and Hamilton could only get an unassisted goal from Eva Rosencrans seconds before the final whistle to ruin the shutout.
Emily Knapp made six saves for Middlebury.
No. 7 Salisbury 6, Frostburg State 0
SALISBURY, Md. -- Salisbury came up one shy of a season high in earning 23 penalty-corner chances in a 6-0 win against Frostburg State on Sunday.
Freshman Yumi Kim set a career high with seven points on three goals and an assist.
Salisbury got the game's first score in the 29th minute after drawing a penalty stroke due to a foul by Frostburg State (5-10, 0-3 CAC) after a Salisbury penalty corner chance. Kim began a big day by converting on the stroke for a 1-0 lead.
Kim followed that score with another goal, less than two minutes later, taking a penalty corner insert from sophomore Samantha Johnson and firing a shot past Bobcat goalkeeper Megan Grimm for a 2-0 lead.
Kim would factor in all three first-half goals, setting up junior Karen Cindea on her tally with 2:22 showing on the clock. Kim took a shot from point-blank range, which Grimm turned away. But Kim was able to gather the ball and send it across to Cindea for her first goal of the season.
It took 10 minutes into the second half before the Salisbury offense would strike again, but it started a three-goal burst that put the contest away. Kim took a pass just inside the circle and got past two Frostburg defenders before depositing the ball in the net for her first career hat trick and a career-high seven-point game.
Johnson would follow up less than two minutes later, when she set up freshman Becca Rinaca with a pass across the front of the cage for a one-time goal; Rinaca's second of the season.
Johnson notched her second score of the season two minutes later, tipping home a shot from junior Summer Washburn for the 6-0 lead.
Johnson's four points in the game are a career best and her two assists match her top career effort in that category.