Panthers hang tight in first half
BRUNSWICK, Maine – Senior Sam Sullivan (Canton, Mass.) scored with 7:10 left in the first half to give Plymouth State University an early 3-1 lead over #20 Bowdoin College, but the Polar Bears responded with 17 unanswered goals to earn an 18-3 win in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Ryan Field on Sunday afternoon.
Senior Megan Tingley (Natick, Mass.) put the Panthers on the board 3:30 into the game with her eighth goal of the season. The 5-4 attacker now has 98 career goals and needs just two more to become the 20th 100-goal scorer in program history.
Freshman Katherine Miller (Rye, N.Y.) tallied the first of her four goals on the day to even the game ten minutes later, but junior Veronyca Daniels (Concord, N.H.) and Sullivan both scored for Plymouth State to give the Panthers a 3-1 lead. Miller notched her second of the game and junior Allison Williams (Wallingford, Conn.) tied the game at three-apiece with 3:31 left in the half. Miller added a third goal with just under two minutes remaining to give the Polar Bears a 4-3 advantage at the half.
Bowdoin showed it's nationally-ranked for a reason in the second half. The Polar Bears kept PSU off the board while tallying 14 goals to cruise to the victory.
Senior Clarissa Foote (Weare, N.H.) made 13 saves for PSU while allowing 10 goals in 39 minutes of action to take the loss and fall to 1-2. Junior Emilee Wargo (Madison, Conn.) made three saves in the final 21 minutes in relief.
Senior Kayli Weiss (Longmont, Colo.) made seven saves for the Polar Bears to move to 5-1, before giving way to junior Erin Morrissey (Arlington, Va.) for the final seven-plus minutes.
Plymouth State (1-2) will travel to Hartwick College for a 4:00 p.m. non-conference game on Thursday (Mar. 22). Bowdoin (5-1) travels to Endicott College on Wednesday (Mar. 21) for a 4:00 p.m. contest.
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