October 2, 2012

Danssaert, White Each Net Two as Men's Soccer Dismisses St. Joseph's

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Zach Danssaert and Sam White scored two goals each as the Bowdoin College men's soccer team cruised to a 4-0 win over St. Joseph's in a non-conference match on Tuesday afternoon.

Unbeaten in their last seven outings, the Polar Bears improve to 6-1-1 this fall. The Monks drop to 4-6-2 on the year.

Bowdoin wasted little time getting on the board as Danssaert notched the game's first goal just 2:20 into the contest. Eddie Jones played a sideline throw to the head of Ben Brewster, who flicked it to Danssaert, who headed it into the lower left corner for a 1-0 lead. Danssaert doubled Bowdoin's lead in the 18th minute when he pounced on a rebound off a crossbar shot from Keifer Solarte to give the hosts a two-goal advantage. The Polar Bears made it a three-goal lead when Sam White accepted a low cross from Eddie Jones and deposited a blast into the lower left corner just three minutes later.

White capped the scoring in the second half as a Connor Keefe drive was deflected in the box. The ball came to directly to White on the back post, who rapped home a shot inside the right post at 51:43.

Bowdoin's Will Wise was not forced to make a save in 58:18 before giving way to Ian McNamara, who stopped three shots over the final 31:42. Benner made seven saves for the Monks. The Polar Bears held a 21-4 advantage in shots and 8-2 edge in corner kicks.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Saturday when they travel to play at Colby at 1:30 p.m. The Monks will also see action on Saturday afternoon at Norwich with a 3:00 p.m. kick-off.