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No. 14 women's lax falls to No. 19 Bowdoin in OT, 6-5

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The No. 19 Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team outscored No. 14 Bates College 4-0 in the second half, and Bowdoin's Dana White netted the game-winning goal in overtime to propel the Polar Bears to a 6-5 win at Ryan Field on Wednesday night.

The Bobcats (7-4, 3-3 NESCAC) held a 5-1 lead 21 minutes into the game, but the Polar Bears (4-4, 2-4 NESCAC) kept the visitors off the board for the remainder of the first half and all of the second period and overtime to pull out the win.

White recorded Bowdoin's go-ahead goal at the 3:01 mark of the extra session off an assist from Molly Popolizio, and the Bobcats could not find an equalizer over the rest of the period.

Betsy Sachs led all players with three goals, including two in the second half, for the Polar Bears. Lindsay Picard notched her only goal of the game with 3:13 left in regulation to tie the score at 5-5.

Sophomore Moriah Greenstein (Glenmont, N.Y.) and senior Bridget Meedzan (Ipswich, Mass.) each scored twice for the Bobcats.

Bowdoin goalie Isabel Sippel made 11 saves in the win while sophomore net-minder Hannah Jeffrey (Greenwich, Conn.) stopped 13 shots in the loss.

The Bobcats opened the game with a 2-0 lead as Greenstein registered both tallies just over 10 minutes into the contest. After a goal from Sachs, Bates went on a 3-0 run to capture a 5-1 lead with 9:04 to play in the first half. Meedzan initiated the run with a pair of goals and senior Wally Pierce (Weston, Mass.) capped it off a feed from classmate SooHee Yoon (Lexington, Mass.).

Neither team could find the back of the net over the second stanza's first eight minutes until Jordan Smith connected on a shot at the 21:57 mark off an assist from Sachs to pull Bowdoin with 5-2. Sachs then scored twice less than three minutes apart to cut the Polar Bears' deficit to 5-4 with 18:15 to play.

Picard evened the game just over 15 minutes later, and White posted the game's final tally in overtime.

Next, Bates hosts No. 5 Middlebury on Saturday at noon.