September 21, 2013

Men's Soccer Plays to Double Overtime Tie Against Middlebury

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin men's soccer team battled to a 1-1 draw this afternoon against Middlebury College.
 
The Polar Bears (1-2-1, 0-2-1 NESCAC) are still looking for their first win in NESCAC competition following the double overtime tie against Middlebury (1-1-1, 1-1-1 NESCAC).


Middlebury was first to get on the board this afternoon, following a miscommunication by the Bowdoin defense resulted in Ben Brewster heading the ball over netminder Will Wise for an own-goal at 24:00. Neither offense was unable to find the net through the remainder of the opening half.

 
Bowdoin rebounded from their opening half misstep with their tying goal twelve minutes into the second. Matt Dias Costa passed the ball to the middle where Zach Danssaert made a quick touch to Andrew Jones. Jones placed a perfect shot to the bottom right corner beyond the reach of Middlebury's Ethan Collins.
 
The two teams battled through twenty minutes of overtime play. Bowdoin looked to put the game away in the second overtime period, as Jones had a breakaway down the left. Adam Batista came in with a side tackle on Jones' right just as he was about to release a shot.
 
Both goalies played all 110 minutes with Wise recording nine saves for the Polar Bears, while Collins had seven for Middlebury. The Panthers held a 25-17 advantage in shots.
 
Bowdoin travels to Thomas College for a 7:00 PM game under the lights on September 27. The Panthers host Colby-Sawyer on Wednesday at 4:00 PM.