Women’s lacrosse wins league game by 3

BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team on Saturday used a 9-0 first-half run to take charge over host Bowdoin on the way to a 21-18 victory.
The Panthers, ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division III, improved to 4-1 and 3-1 in NESCAC play. They are set to visit No. 5 Salisbury on Monday and York on Wednesday. The Polar Bears dropped to 2-4, 1-3 in league play.
Bowdoin led, 8-3, midway through the first half as Polar Bear Eliza Denious scored three times. The Panthers responded with their big run to lead by 12-8 at intermission. Jane Earley converted three free positions during the surge, and five Panthers added a goal apiece.
Bowdoin cut the lead to 13-11 at 23:38 of the second half, but four Panthers scored in a 4-0 run to make it 17-11 with 18:01 remaining. The Polar Bears closed to 19-16 at 7:16, but back-to-back goals from Casey O’Neill and Emma McDonagh put the game out of Bowdoin’s reach
Earley’s five goals paced the Panthers. McDonagh and O’Neill each scored four times, and Emily Barnard added three. Earley also won nine draws, while Alex White caused three turnovers. Julia Keith made three saves and allowed six goals in 12:54, while Kate Furber made three saves and surrendered 12 goals the rest of the way.
Denious finished with four goals for Bowdoin, while Fiona Bundy and Katie Miller added three apiece. Two Bowdoin goalies also combined for six saves.

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