Men's Soccer Battles to Double OT Tie Against Thomas

Will Wise played all 110 minutes to record the shutout at Thomas
Will Wise played all 110 minutes to record the shutout at Thomas

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Bowdoin men's soccer team battled to a double overtime 0-0 tie on Friday night against Thomas College.

The Polar Bears (1-2-2, 0-2-1 NESCAC) play to their second consecutive tie, as Thomas (4-3-1) holds strong in their second straight overtime game.

Bowdoin controlled the pace of play in the opening half as they outshot the Terriers 7-3, with a 2-1 advantage in corner kicks. The Polar Bears applied even more offensive pressure in the opening minutes of the second half as Bowdoin fired off three straight shots and a corner kick before the Terriers were able to mount an attack of their own. Bowdoin owned an 11-5 advantage in shots as time expired in regulation.

In an additional twenty minutes of overtime play both teams were unable to convert on scoring opportunities. Just two minutes into the first overtime period, Hunter Miller sent a shot towards net that sailed over the crossbar. Thomas Dakota Duplissie chipped a shot towards Bowdoin's goal that curved wide left. Dakota Duplissie made his second straight bid and forced Bowdoin goalie Will Wise to make his only overtime save of the game. The Polar Bears were able to get off a pair of shots in the second overtime, but neither Cedric Charlier nor Ben Brewster were able to convert.

Wise was credited with two saves to preserve the shutout, while Thomas' Mikkail Crockwell was credited with 11. Bowdoin outshot the Terriers by a 24-10 margin overall, while holding an 8-4 advantage in corner kicks.

The Polar Bears travel to UMaine-Farmington on Sunday afternoon for a 2:30 PM game.