Wesleyan's Two First Half Goals Spoil Season Opener For Men's Soccer
|Wesleyan (Conn.) (1-0-0, 1-0-0 NESCAC)||2||0||2|
|Bowdoin (0-1-0, 0-1-1 NESCAC)||0||0||0|
|1st - 21:04||Daniel Issroff (Wesleyan (Conn.))|
|1st - 28:03||Spencer Tanaka (Wesleyan (Conn.))|
2 Players (#15, #16 - 1)
A: Daniel Issroff - 1
Sh: Daniel Issroff - 5
Sv: Adam Purdy - 3
Sh: 3 Players (#9, #21, #27 - 2)
Sv: Will Wise - 4
|TEAM STATISTICS||Wesleyan (Conn.)||Bowdoin|
|Shots (on goal)||17 (6)||12 (3)|
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Wesleyan University men's soccer team scored a pair of first half goals to take a 2-0 win over Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.
The Cardinals, ranked fourth in the latest New England Division III poll, improve to 1-0-0 with a win in their season opener while the Polar Bears dip to 0-1-0 after their first outing.
Daniel Issroff had a hand in both of Wesleyan's markers, starting with the game's first goal in the 22nd minute. A bouncing ball at the top of the box came to the foot of the the sophomore midfielder, who blasted a shot that deflected high off a Bowdoin defender and soared over the leaping hands of Bowdoin goaltender Will Wise at 21:04.
Nearly seven minutes later, Issroff played a corner kick into the box, where Spencer Tanaka footed a volley into the net for to double the visitor's lead at 28:03.
Bowdoin rallied in the second half, earning a 4-1 advantage in corners and 7-5 edge in shots, but could not dent the scoring column. Adam Purdy made three saves for Wesleyan, who held a 17-12 edge in shots overall. Wise finished with four saves for the Polar Bears.
The Polar Bears will return to action on Monday afternoon at Southern Maine (4:00) while the Cardinals will play Tuesday under the lights at Springfield (7:00).