BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Connecticut College field hockey team fell to No. 11 Bowdoin by a 4-0 score on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.
Bowdoin (11-3, NESCAC 6-3) capitalized for the first time on its sixth penalty corner of the match. Kara Finnerty won a loose ball following an initial shot taken by Manveer Sandhu and snuck it inside the left post to give her team a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute. The Polar Bears outshot the Camels by a 12-1 margin in the opening half and carried their one-goal advantage into the recess.
In the second frame, Bowdoin quickly gained full control by scoring twice in a span of 47 seconds. Abby Bashaw dribbled into the circle by herself and backhanded a shot past freshman goalkeeper Jackie Mountford (Sherborn, Mass.) to double the lead, and Finnerty followed with her second marker of the match by receiving a pass just past midfield and blitzing through the rest of the defense on her own.
Following a timeout, Connecticut College started attacking more and earned itself two penalty corners in the next five minutes. However, the Camels were unable to find the back of the cage. Bowdoin then tacked on another goal when the ball was fired in from outside the circle by Bashaw and later redirected by Emma Stevens for additional insurance.
Maddie Ferrucci earned the victory between the posts by redirecting three shots in nearly 60 minutes of playing time for Bowdoin, which had its clean sheet preserved when Eva Verzani made a defensive save off an attempt taken by Camel freshman Meghan Gazard (Ashland, Mass.) down the stretch. Mountford was charged with the loss after making three stops in more than 46 minutes of action for the Camels.
Connecticut College (3-11, NESCAC 0-9) will wrap up its 2018 campaign when it makes the short trip to Wesleyan on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.