Two Masterson Goals In 24 Seconds Gives Men's Soccer Comeback Win

CJ Masterson set a new program mark with back-to-back goals in just 24 seconds to give Bowdoin the win.
CJ Masterson set a new program mark with back-to-back goals in just 24 seconds to give Bowdoin the win.

WATERVILLE, Maine – CJ Masterson scored two goals over the span of 24 seconds to complete a comeback for Bowdoin men's soccer in a 2-1 final at Thomas College on Monday night.

The Polar Bears climb to 7-2 on the year, while dropping the Terriers to 5-4-1.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin dominated play in the opening minutes. Jason Oliver rang a shot off the post 2:44 into action and Matty McColl booted a shot towards net, beyond the goalie, only to see a defender make a midair save.
  • The Terriers converted on their first opportunity of the game in the 20th minute. A Bowdoin defender, Tevin Reid, and Stevie Van Siclen all converged on a long feed into the box. The ball bounced into the cluster and Reid directed it into the net.
  • Masterson set a new program record with a pair of goals just 24 seconds apart to give Bowdoin the lead. Both goals came in the 64th minute, with his first coming after stripping the ball off a Thomas defender and slotting a shot to the right side.
  • The Polar Bears earned a penalty kick to set up the second goal, but the tally did not come off Ethan Ellsworth's penalty kick. Jonathan Dutka saved Ellsworth's shot, but the rebound came to Masterson who put it away.

By the Numbers

  • Bowdoin outshot Thomas by a 28-4 margin and held a 14-0 edge in corner kicks.
  • Van Siclen made one save for the Polar Bears.
  • Dutka had nine stops for the Terriers.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin returns to action on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. The Polar Bears travel to Trinity and resume NESCAC play.