Men's Soccer Battles to Overtime Tie with Trinity

Zach Danssaert scored the lone Bowdoin goal in the 1-1 tie against Trinity
Zach Danssaert scored the lone Bowdoin goal in the 1-1 tie against Trinity

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Bowdoin men's soccer team tallied its third tie in four games as they played to a 1-1 finish against Trinity this afternoon.

Bowdoin (2-2-3, 0-2-2 NESAC) is still looking for its first conference win after battling the 15th ranked Bantams (6-1-2) through two scoreless overtime periods.

The Bantams and Polar Bears combined for seven shots in the opening half of play, but neither team was able to convert on the opportunities.  Will Wise made two saves to record a clean slate for Bowdoin while his counterpart Domenic Quade made one stop for Trinity over the first 45 minutes.

Just 4:20 into the second half Bowdoin broke through with a goal from Zach Danssaert. Sam White unleashed a shot that was saved by Quade, but the resulting rebound allowed Danssaert to step up and bury a sharp angled shot for the 1-0 lead. Bowdoin looked to extend its lead as Austin Downing earned a one-on-one with the goalie, but Quade was able to come up with the save. The Polar Bears maintained their lead until only ten minutes remained, as Jack Vogel tied the score forcing the game into overtime.

Matt Dias Costa had Bowdoin's best scoring opportunity in the second overtime period, following a rebounded Danssaert shot. Quade made a save from six yards away to keep the Bantams alive. Wise came up big defensively for the Polar Bears in the second half as well, saving a pair of hard shots.

Trinity outshot Bowdoin 18-8, including a 7-2 edge in overtime. Wise came up with seven saves, including three in overtime. Quade made a pair of saves in regulation and two more in the second overtime period. Trinity also led Bowdoin with a 9-3 edge in corner kicks.

The Polar Bears will play Bates on October 6 with a 3:30 PM start. This game was originally slated for September 11, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.