Men's Lacrosse: Bowdoin Blanks Norwich, 27-0
COCOA BEACH, Fla. - The Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team posted its first shutout victory since 1989 with a 27-0 win over Norwich University on Tuesday evening.
The Polar Bears improve to 2-0 on the season, while the Cadets fall to 0-1.
Bowdoin scored 17 first-half goals, including a dozen in the second quarter to put the contest away. The Polar Bears added seven in the third quarter and three more in the fourth. Mike Legg led the offensive attack with seven goals, one shy of the program record for goals in a game. A total of 13 players scored for Bowdoin. Other multiple goal scorers included Russ Halliday (four), Mike Giordano (three), Ben Smith (three) and Adam Tracy (two).
The 27 goals are the most by a Bowdoin squad since the Polar Bears scored 27 against New England College in 1992. They fell just two goals shy of tying the school record for goals in a game. The Polar Bears' shutout is the fifth in program history. The last time they shut out an opponent was 1989 against UMass-Lowell.
Norwich returns to action on Thursday, March 20, when the Cadets travel to Boston to take on Emerson at 5:30 p.m.
Bowdoin 27, Norwich 0
Bowdoin (2-0) 5 12 7 3 - 27
Norwich (0-1) 0 0 0 0 - 0
SCORING (Goals-Assists): Matt Legg (7-0), Russ Halliday (4-3), Adam Tracy (2-4), Ben Smith (3-2), Mike Giordano (3-0), Steve Thomas (2-1), Harry Ashforth (1-2), Ben Chadwick (1-1), Van Krueger (1-1), Rob Halliday (1-1), Justin Starr (1-1), Matt Donoghue (0-2), Jack Lake (1-1), Kit Smith (1-1), Cullen Winkler (0-1), Ben York (0-1)