BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin senior back Ben Brewster (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week for his performance Saturday in a win over Colby.
A stalwart defender, Brewster scored the game's first goal and assisted on the game-winner in a 4-1 win over the Mules. The senior back put home a corner kick in the 13th minute to give the Polar Bears an early lead and, after Colby tied the game before halftime, set up Matt Dias Costa's (Natick, Mass.) go-ahead score with 25 minutes remaining.
The win moved Bowdoin into fourth place in the conference standings with a chance to earn homefield advantage in Saturday's NESCAC quarterfinals. The winner of Tuesday afternoon's contest between Bowdoin and Tufts (3:00 p.m.) will earn the fourth seed and first-round hosting rights. Bowdoin can also earn homefield with a tie.
The 2010 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, Brewster has collected First Team All-NESCAC and All-New England for his defensive work during his time as a Polar Bear. HIs goal on Saturday was the fourth of his career.
Click below to view highlights of Saturday's win over Colby.