Tough first half hurts men's lacrosse in loss

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 16, 2008
BRUNSWICK, Maine --- The Colby College men's lacrosse team got off to a slow start in the opening half and fell 10-6 to Bowdoin College in New England Small College Athletic Conference play Wednesday night at Ryan Field.

The Mules fall to 6-5 overall and 2-5 in league play heading into Saturday's important home game at 1 p.m. with Connecticut College. Bowdoin improves to 7-4 overall and 3-3 in the league.

After a scoreless first quarter, Colby took a 1-0 lead at 12:28 of the second period courtesy of a Mark Squicciarino goal. That would be the last lead of the game for the Mules, as Bowdoin held Colby scoreless for the next 23:05 and had five straight goals. Bowdoin scored three times in the final 2:30 of the opening half to take a 4-1 lead at the break.

The Polar Bears pushed their lead to 5-1 on a Rob Halliday tally with 8:34 left in the third quarter. Colby bounced back with a pair of goals, and Whit McCarthy closed the gap to 5-3 with a score with just 35 seconds remaining in the third.

Bowdoin scored the first four goals of the fourth quarter to take a 9-3 lead. The Mules made a late run and got as close as 9-6 with 2:14 remaining.

Colby was led by two goals from Squicciarino and Dana McNally. Todd Boertzel and Caddy Brooks both had two assists.

Alex Farmer stopped nine shots for the Mules.

Bowdoin 10, Colby 6

Colby          0#1#2#3---6

Bowdoin      0#4#1#5---10

Colby SCORING: GOALS: Mark Squicciarino 2; Dana McNally 2; Whit McCarthy 1; Drew Piekarski 1. ASSISTS: Todd Boertzel 2; Caddy Brooks 2. Bowdoin SCORING: GOALS: Rob Halliday 1; Eric Thompson 1; Harry Ashforth 1; Thadd Welch 1; Cullen Winkler 1; Matt Legg 1; Justin Starr 1; Owen Smith 1; Bryan Holden 1; Ben York 1. ASSISTS: Rob Halliday 2; Harry Ashforth 1; Eric Thompson 1; Adam Tracy 1; Thadd Welch 1.

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