Men's Soccer Picks Up Important NESCAC Win Over Trinity
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Sam White and Eric Goitia each scored to lead the Bowdoin College men's soccer team to a 2-0 decision over Trinity on Saturday afternoon.
The win puts the Polar Bears (8-3-2, 4-3-2 NESCAC) in good shape heading into its regular season finale at Tufts on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. With a win, Bowdoin will clinch the fourth seed and a home NESCAC Quarterfinal match on Saturday, October 27.
Trinity (5-4-4, 3-4-2 NESCAC) is eliminated from contention for a home quarterfinal and will battle for playoff position in its regular season finale at Wesleyan on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.
Bowdoin controlled the pace of play in the early going and cashed in shortly before halftime when Nabil Odulate played a throw-in on Bowdoin's offensive end to the head of Ben Brewster, who flicked it to the far post where Sam White spun side-winding effort into the net at 41:40. The Polar Bears got some much-needed insurance midway through the second half as a Trinity foul in the penalty area awarded Bowdoin a penalty kick. For the second-straight week, Eric Goitia deposited the penalty kick in the 64th minute to seal the win for the Polar Bears.
Will Wise made two saves in net as the Polar Bears held a 15-5 edge in shots and 8-2 lead in corner kicks. James Ciano made three saves in net for Trinity.
Bowdoin celebrated its nine-member senior class in a pre-game ceremony on Saturday.