Women’s Soccer Earns Mid-Week Shutout Win Over UNE

Women’s Soccer Earns Mid-Week Shutout Win Over UNE

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College women’s soccer team scored a goal in each half to hold off the University of New England on Tuesday, 2-0.
The Polar Bears improve to 3-1-0 on the season with the win over the Nor’easters (3-2-0), their 11th straight victory against UNE dating back to 2006.
Match Highlights

  • Bowdoin pounced on a mistake by the UNE defense to notch the game’s first goal at 22:21, as a misplay by a Nor’easter defender came to the foot of Jade Cromwell at the top of the box. Cromwell collected the loose ball and fired a low shot past goaltender Sydney Gillingham to make it a 1-0 contest.
  • Moments later, Gillingham kept it a one-goal deficit, diving to deflect a hard shot by Bowdoin’s Lynn Farquhar off the right post.
  • UNE looked to knot the game right before the break, earning a series of corner kicks. Their best opportunity came off a header by Bella Reil, that was pushed aside by Bowdoin’s Penny Rocchio to maintain the one-goal Polar Bear edge at the break.
  • The Polar Bears controlled the pace of play in the second half, owning a 14-0 shot advantage, but couldn’t add to their lead until the 84th minute, when Samaya Bernardo collected a rebound off a shot that rang off the post and drilled it to the far corner of the net to put the game on ice.

By The Numbers

  • Bowdoin finished with a 25-3 edge in shots for the contest and 11-3 lead in corner kicks.
  • Gillingham kept her team within striking distance, making 15 saves for the Nor’easters.
  • Rocchio stopped three shots in the opening half for Bowdoin before giving way to Alex Arndt, who was not tested over the final 45 minutes in the shutout win.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin returns to NESCAC action on Saturday when they travel to Vermont to face Middlebury at 11:00 a.m.

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