BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin men's soccer team earned its second straight conference win in a 2-0 shutout against Hamilton this afternoon.
The Polar Bears (4-2-3, 2-2-2 NESCAC) defeated the Continentals (2-4-3, 1-2-3 NESCAC) for the first time in series history. The two teams had played to ties both times they had faced each other previously.
Both teams had a few good chances to change the scoreboard in the opening half of play, but neither was able to convert. Hamilton's most promising scoring opportunity came on a breakaway from five yards out. Bowdoin keeper Noah Safian was able to make a crucial and phenomenal save to keep the Continentals scoreless.
Bowdoin's first goal of the game came fifteen minutes into the second half as Matt Dias Costa won a 50/50 ball against Hamilton goalie Freddy Porges. As Porges dove to save the loose ball, Dias Costa slid into the box and chipped it past the keeper. With three minutes remaining, the Polar Bears doubled the score. Sam White led a rush down the field against a lone defender, before crossing to Zach Danssaert who put it past Porges with a touch out of the air.
Bowdoin held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks, but each team was able to muster ten shots in the contest. Safian made four saves in net for Bowdoin, while his counterpart for Hamilton recorded no stops.
Bowdoin will host Williams College tomorrow at 12:00 PM, while Hamilton travels to Middlebury for a 2:00 PM showdown.