Men's Soccer Posts 2-0 Season Opening Win at UNE

Levi Morant scored the first goal of the season in Bowdoin's 2-0 win at UNE
Levi Morant scored the first goal of the season in Bowdoin's 2-0 win at UNE

BIDDEFORD, Maine – The Bowdoin men's soccer team scored two goals in the first half against the University of New England to earn a season opening 2-0 win on Thursday evening.

The Polar Bears (1-0-0) begin the season with a victory for the fifth consecutive year. The Nor'Easters are still in search of their first win, falling to 0-3-0.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin got on the board just 5:02 into the 2017 season. Levi Morant put a shot away from the right corner of the six-yard box, off a feed from Jason Oliver and Wilson MacMillan.
  • Will Herman doubled Bowdoin's lead with 14 minutes remaining in the first half. Matty McColl capitalized on a foul along the right side to connect with Herman on the opposite post. The ball skirted through traffic before finding Herman on the far side for a redirect.  

By the Numbers

  • The Polar Bears outshot the Nor'Easters by a dominating 26-2 margin.
  • Stevie Van Siclen made a pair of saves in his return to net for Bowdoin.
  • Will Shearon stopped seven shots for UNE.
  • Bowdoin earned 22 corner kicks, while surrendering none to the hosts.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears travel to Amherst on Saturday afternoon for a 2:30 p.m. NESCAC opener.