Allard, Wargo combine for 17 saves in setback
BRUNSWICK, Maine – Sophomore Meaghan Allard (Amherst, N.H.) and senior Emilee Wargo (Madison, Conn.) combined to make 17 saves as Plymouth State University fell to #14 Bowdoin College in a non-conference women's lacrosse game at Ryan Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Polar Bears controlled from the onset, building a 10-0 first half lead while peppering Allard with 19 shots on goal. The hosts added two more to open the second half before senior Kimberly Zuccaro (Townsend, Mass.) broke the string with the Panthers' first goal. Bowdoin pushed the lead to 16-1 before junior Sydney Dubois (Goffstown, N.H.) closed the scoring in the final three minutes.
Plymouth State has its four-game winning streak snapped to fall to an even 4-4, while Bowdoin improves to 6-4.
The Final Score:
Plymouth State 2, #14 Bowdoin 16
Plymouth State (4-4)
#14 Bowdoin (6-4)
How it Happened:
* PSU held the powerful Bowdoin offense scoreless for just over eight minutes before the hosts broke through.
* Bowdoin scored in bursts taking a 2-0 lead less than a minute after notching the game's first goal.
* The Polar Bears scored twice in a 32-second span to double the lead to 4-0 and took an 8-0 advantage with ten minutes left in the opening half.
* Allard and the PSU defense held the hosts scoreless for another seven minute stretch, but Bowdoin scored twice in the final three minutes to make it a 10-0 game at the half.
* Both teams made goalie changes for the second half and Bowdoin pushed the advantage to 12-0 before Zuccaro found the back of the cage to get the Panthers on the board.
* The Bowdoin lead surged to 16-1 with 7:41 to play, and Dubois capped the scoring with her 11th of the year with 2:20 remaining to account for the final score.
Inside the Numbers:
* Daniels and sophomore Elizabeth McLaughlin (Melvin Village, N.H.) recorded assists for the Panthers.
* Allard made nine saves in the first half, but took the loss to fall to 4-4. Wargo stopped eight shots over the final 30 minutes.
* Daniels finished with a team-high three draw controls, while junior Sarah Jackes (Londonderry, N.H.) led the Panthers with four ground balls.
* Bowdoin averages exactly 16.00 goals per game.
Straight From the Coach's Mouth:
"Today was a tough challenge against a great opponent," said head coach Sandy Bridgeman. "I think there are definitely positive teaching points we can take away from the match."
* The schedule doesn't get any easier for the Panthers, as PSU visits #3 Middlebury College on Wednesday (Apr. 10) for a 4:30 p.m. game.
* Bowdoin hosts NESCAC foe Colby College on Wednesday (Apr. 10) for a 7:00 p.m. contest.
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