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Women’s Lacrosse Drops Season Opener at No. 23 Bowdoin

Women’s Lacrosse Drops Season Opener at No. 23 Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Connecticut College women's lacrosse team fell to No. 23 Bowdoin by a 23-6 score at Ryan Field on Saturday afternoon. 

Bowdoin (1-0, NESCAC 1-0) jumped out to an 8-1 lead in just over 10 minutes of action and never looked back. Hannah Hirschfeld led the early charge by setting up the opening goal and then scoring back-to-back markers later during the hot stretch. Junior Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.) tried to slice the deficit by finding the back of the net twice in the opening half, but the Camels could come no closer than eight and trailed 13-4 at the break.

After netting the final marker of the opening half, Bowdoin continued to embark on a 10-1 run through the second frame. Kate Kelly scored at the 28:03 mark to run the clock with the 10-goal rule in effect, and the Polar Bears ran away with the 17-goal win.

Katherine Miller and Hirschfeld finished the game with six points apiece to lead the way for Bowdoin, which outshot the visitors by a 39-15 margin and won 21 of the 30 draw controls. Navoni was a bright spot for the Camels by scoring four goals, winning six draws and causing one turnover. Kayli Weiss picked up the victory between the pipes by making four saves in the first half for the Polar Bears, while Camel senior netminder Megan Mullin (Sudbury, Mass.) turned away 10 shots in the defeat.

Connecticut College (0-1, NESCAC 0-1) will regroup and host Lebanon Valley for a non-conference game on Tuesday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m.