McPherron Scores In Overtime for Men's Soccer Victory at Trinity

Wilson MacMillan cut into Hamilton's lead with a penalty kick in the second half.
Wilson MacMillan cut into Hamilton's lead with a penalty kick in the second half.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Max McPherron scored his first career goal in dramatic fashion to give the Bowdoin men's soccer team a 2-1 overtime victory at Trinity on Saturday afternoon.

Bowdoin improves to 8-2-0 overall and 4-1-0 in league play. The Bantams are 1-8-1 on the season (0-6-1 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin opened the scoring action with a goal 9:43 into the first half. Wilson MacMillan successfully converted on a penalty kick to give the Polar Bears a 1-0 lead.
  • Cody Savonen later rang a shot off the crossbar while looking for an equalizer. Scott Brazina was denied by a clean save from Stevie Van Siclen, leaving the Bantams scoreless at the half.
  • Trinity converted on a penalty kick early in the second half to even the game. Henry Farr buried a shot to the left side, with Van Siclen going right, to force the eventual overtime.
  • McPherron ended the game as the ball bounced to him for a one-on-one with Mateo Zabala. The first-year netted the game-winner off the outside of his right foot, going to the near side.

By the Numbers

  • Bowdoin held a 15-9 edge in shots, while the Bantams had a 6-3 edge in corner kicks.
  • Van Siclen made five saves in the game, including one in overtime.
  • Zabala had eight stops.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin plays at Bates tomorrow afternoon with a 4:30 p.m. start.