Masterson's Overtime Winner Lifts Men's Soccer Over USM

C.J. Masterson almost netted the game-winner at the end of regulation, but scored the OT winner just 40 seconds into the extra session against USM
C.J. Masterson almost netted the game-winner at the end of regulation, but scored the OT winner just 40 seconds into the extra session against USM

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.

Game Highlights

  • 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.

Up Next

  • 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.