Junior goalie Kathleen Boucher recorded nine saves and allowed only one goal in the loss to Bowdoin

Jeffs End Season with Heartbreaking 1-0 Loss to Bowdoin

November 4, 2006

BRUNSWICK, ME – The Amherst College field hockey team entered its NESCAC semifinal match-up with Bowdoin College winning six of its last seven games, but ended its great run with a 1-0 loss to the Polar Bears. The Lord Jeffs finish their season at 8-8 after starting 2-6, while the Polar Bears improve to 14-1 and will try to defend their NESCAC title on Sunday.

The Amherst offense failed to put anything together in the first half, but its defense stepped up and held Bowdoin scoreless, going into halftime tied at 0-0. Bowdoin’s defense shut down the Lord Jeff offense in the second half as well, and did not allow a single shot in the entire game. The Polar Bears’ offense finally capitalized midway through the second half when sophomore Lindsay McNamara (Milton, MA) scored the eventual game-winning goal.

The Lord Jeff defense did all it could in the game, holding Bowdoin to just one goal despite the Polar Bears having more than ten penalty corners. Junior goalie Kathleen Boucher (Washington, DC) anchored the defense, recording nine saves in the effort.

Despite Amherst’s season being over, the Lord Jeffs finished the 2006 campaign as one of the hottest teams in the NESCAC, and will hope to carry that momentum into the 2007 season.

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