GORHAM, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's soccer team netted its highest goal total since 2006 en route to its first win of the season, 8-0, over the University of Southern Maine on Monday evening.
Junior Zach Danssaert had two goals and an assist and senior Eddie Jones tallied a goal and two assists to move the Polar Bears to 1-1-0 on the season. The Huskies dropped their second straight match to fall to 1-4 on the season.
The Polar Bears built a 2-0 lead in the opening half on goals from junior Ben Brewster and Danssaert. Jones assisted on both goals. Brewster picked up his goal in the sixth minute of play flicking in a header of a Jones throw-in. Danssaert doubled the advantage in the 29th minute redirecting a Jones cross from the left wing channel with his head.
The Polar Bears poured it on in the final 25 minutes, scoring six times to put an exclamation point on the win. Senior Michael Gale, sophomore Daniel Melong, Jones, sophomore Eric Goitia, Danssaert and sophomore Sam White scored as the Polar Bears blew the match open.
Each side employed two goalkeepers in the match. Junior Will Wise and sophomore Ian McNamara shared the shutout with Wise making one save for Bowdoin. Freshman Chad O'Brien started for the Huskies and made five saves before giving way to classmate Korey Mulherin with 18 minutes to play. Mulherin recorded three stops.
Bowdoin's eight goals were the most by the team since scoring nine against the University of New England in 2006.
Bowdoin entertains the University of Maine Farmington on Saturday (12:00 p.m.).