The women’s lacrosse team have their sights set on getting what they received last year: a bid to the NCAA tournament. With five regular season conference matchups remaining, their window of attaining that goal is slowly closing.
The women’s lacrosse team moved to 6-4 overall and 1-4 in the NESCAC last weekend, as they fell 13-5 in their game away verse Hamilton. Allison Dewey ‘18 and Camille Belletete ‘18 each scored a pair of goals for the Bobcats in the loss. Their trying contest against the second place Alex (6-3, 4-1), came after a string of three consecutive victories. The Bobcats handled Saint Joseph’s 17-4 on March 20, eked out an overtime victory — their third overtime contest of the season — against Williams 8-7 on March 25, and thumped Southern Maine 16-6 on March 28.
The Saint Joseph’s victory was highlighted by a trio of Bobcats, Melanie Mait ‘18 Sydney Cowles ‘17, and Avery MacMullen ‘20, each netting a hat trick. Dewey was the hero against the Ephs last weekend, scoring the game-winner in overtime to notch the Bobcat’s first conference victory of the season. The resounding victory over Southern Maine last week featured another three players recording hat tricks: Katie Allard ‘19, Belletete, and Dewey. Belletete leads the team in scoring thus far, having recorded 23 goals in 10 contests. The team has done a great job of creating opportunities — 89 through five conference games — but have struggled to convert them into goals, shooting at just a 29.7% clip in conference matchups.
The women host Bowdoin on Wednesday in what proves to be a tough NESCAC matchup; Bowdoin is undefeated out of conference and currently sits tied for fourth in conference with a 3-2 record. The game will take place on Garcelon field at 7:00pm.