BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's soccer team dominated from start-to-finish, but needed an overtime goal from C.J. Masterson to defeat the University of Southern Maine on Sunday afternoon at Pickard Field, 1-0.
The Polar Bears, who held a 32-1 advantage in shots for the contest, got the game-winning goal 40 seconds into overtime to improve to 6-2-0. The Huskies fall to 3-5-0 with the loss. Bowdoin has claimed the last nine meetings in the series dating back to 2008.
- After a scoreless first half, Bowdoin peppered the net with 23 shots in a relentless second half attack, but could not beat USM goaltender Richard Glemawu.
- The Polar Bears rang four shots off posts, including a pair by Jake Stenquist and Levi Morant in a span of ten seconds early in the second period.
- USM's best chance came early in the second half as Benjamin Musese slipped behind the Bowdoin defense to get a shot on goal that was smothered by Bowdoin's Stevie Van Siclen.
- Bowdoin appeared to have the go-ahead goal on two occasions in the second half, one on a low and hard shot from Matty McColl that Glemawu batted away in the 65th minute.
- Then, with the clock ticking down under ten seconds in regulation, Masterson got behind the USM defense but his last-second attempt curved around the right post, sending the game to overtime.
- Masterson made up for it just 40 seconds into the extra session, receiving a cross from Matty McColl and burying the game-winning goal in the top of the net.
By The Numbers
- Bowdoin finished with an 12-1 edge in shots on goal and 32-1 advantage in total shots.
- The Huskies were called for four yellow cards in a physical effort that also saw them called for 26 fouls compared to ten for Bowdoin.
- Bowdoin held a 15-0 advantage in corner kicks for the match.
- Bowdoin will enjoy a week off after a six games in 12-day stretch. The Polar Bears will return to play on Monday, October 2 at Thomas.
- After losing their second OT game in as many days, USM will look to bounce back on Wednesday when they host Maine-Farmington at 4:00 p.m.