No. 4 Women’s Lacrosse downs No. 23 Bowdoin, 12-7

BRUNSWICK, i. – Back on the road for the first time since April 2, the No. 4 Wesleyan women’s lacrosse team put together a dominant performance, defeating No. 23 Bowdoin 12-7 at Ryan Field on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals (11-2, 6-2 NESCAC) are winners of six straight, while the Polar Bears (8-6, 4-5 NESCAC) are losing for the second time in their last six regular-season games.

The Cardinals were presented with an incredible display of goaltending Izzy Weintraub ’26 as the sophomore made nine saves and allowed just two goals, one of which came with Bowdoin as a player, in three-quarter work as she left with Wesleyan leading 11-2 after three.

Weintraub’s play, combined with some big point-producing outings Laura Baine ’24 and Dylan Green ’26, proved to be more than enough to earn another league victory for the Cardinals.

Both goaltenders made three saves in the first quarter alone in a low-scoring frame that saw the Cardinals score all three goals. Sam DeLeo ’25 scored the first two goals of the match before Annabel Cincotta ’25 scored on the player-up with just 19 seconds left to make it 3-0.

Weintraub made her fourth straight save to start the game, two of which came on shot attempts in the open position early in the second quarter before Bowdoin scored their first goal of the game with 10:49 left in the frame.

The answer was right back for the Cardinals Elle Priesing ’26 on a free position shot, starting a 5-0 score in the span of just under four minutes, with Wesleyan leading 8-1. Baine scored her first of the day and later assisted on goals from Molly Greer ’24 and Brooke Nelson ’24 in the sprint.

Leading 8-2 at halftime, Wesleyan put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring Bowdoin 3-0 and taking an 11-2 lead in the fourth. Weintraub was great again, making saves on all four of Bowdoin’s shots on goal in the period. The Cardinals scored back-to-back Baine goals, along with a Polar Bear own goal to account for the score.

With the game in hand, the Cardinals emptied the bench, while Bowdoin did not go away quietly, beating Wesleyan 5-1 in the fourth inning for the final score of 12-7.

Wesleyan outscored Bowdoin 25-21 for the game and 22-12 in the first three quarters combined. The Cardinals went 4-for-7 on open-position shot attempts, while Bowdoin finished 1-for-4.

Baine continues to ride the hot hand, finishing with six points on three goals and three assists. She’s already just three goals, five assists and eight points shy of career highs in a single season across the board. Baine added three ground balls to her total that day.

Green recorded a career-high four points in the win, finishing with one goal and three assists on three ground balls. Green has recorded at least two points in four of the last six games since entering the starting lineup.

Kiara Tangney ’25 led the midfield unit with four draw controls, three caused turnovers and one ground ball.

The Cardinals will stay in Maine overnight and return to action on Sunday at noon when they take on Bates.

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