Bowdoin Brings the Thunder Capturing 5-1 Win over Field Hockey

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

BANGOR, Maine – Husson field hockey (0-5-0) not only had to battle nationally ranked #8 Bowdoin College (5-0-0) on their home turf on Tuesday evening, but the Eagles also had to fight through around 90 minutes of delay for a thunder and lightning storm with the first strike occurring with 1:44 left on the clock in the first half. Arika Brochu scored the lone goal for Husson as they fell to Bowdoin, 5-1. 


Elizabeth Growney and Emma Stevens lit up the field for the Polar Bears, alternating scoring while helping each other with assists. Concluding the first half, each had recorded a single goal leading the Eagles 2-0, but by the end of the long night, Stevens had earned a hat trick and Growney tallied a pair. 

In the 43rd minute, following a Husson penalty corner taken by Mercedes Pease, a flurry of action happened in front of Bowdoin's net with Brochu coming out on top with the goal thanks to a pass by Haley Ward, for both of their first points this season. 


Andrea Shaggy finished out the night with 14 saves in between the posts for Husson while on the other side, Maddie Ferucci started the opening 45:26 in net, recording one save while giving up the lone goal. Eva Verzani stepped in to close out the remaining minutes capturing a single save. 


Bowdoin had the advantage of taking 13 penalty corners to Husson's three. 


The Eagles will host UMaine-Farmington for their first conference matchup of the season with game time at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22nd.