NEW LONDON, Conn--Senior Kim Kahnweiler (Winnetka, Ill.) scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the top ranked Bowdoin College field hockey team to a 4-0 victory at Connecticut College Saturday.
The Polar Bears remained perfect on the season with a record of 14-0 and are 9-0 in NESCAC play. They have clinched home field advantage for the 2015 NESCAC Championship.
The improved Camels (4-10, 1-8 NESCAC) had their three game-winning streak snapped in another strong effort.
Bowdoin opened the scoring with 22:08 remaining in the first half. Senior Kelsey Mullaney (Boston, Mass.) cashed in on one of the visitors' 11 corners, taking a feed from Emily McColgan (Walpole, Mass.) and burying her third goal of the season.
Near the end of the half, the visitors scored two more goals in a span of 2:34 to take control. Mettler Growney (New Canaan, Conn.) scored with 4:15 left before Kahnweiler closed out the first half scoring with 1:41 remaining and the visitors carried a 3-0 lead into the break.
Bowdoin closed out the scoring with 21:40 remaining. Rachel Kennedy (Trumbull, Conn.) scored her team-leading 23rd goal of the season. Kennedy has now scored 93 goals in her career. She needs just one more goal to tie the program's scoring record.
Connecticut College was celebrating the accomplishments of senior defender Carly Ozarowski of Princeton, N.J.
Ozarowski has played in 38 games throughout her career, starting 25. She has registered five defensive saves over the course of her career.
An assistant captain as a junior and a team captain this season, Ozarowski will graduate in May with a degree in Sociology and minors in both Economics and Gender and Women's Studies.
The Camels also welcomed the return of junior Ryley van der Velde, who was impressive in the cage against one of the country's most potent offensive powers, stopping 10 shots for the hosts.
Solid work in the midfield from Heidi Halsted (Mill Valley, Calif.), Lauren Hirshom (Walpole, Mass.) along with first year forward Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.) kept the Camels in the contest with the Polar Bears.
Bowdoin College junior net-minder Clara Belitz (Del Mar, Calif.) stopped four shots en route to her fourth shutout of the season.