Middlebury Deals Bowdoin First Loss of the Women's Soccer Season
|Bowdoin (4-1-0 (2-1-0 NESCAC))||0||0||0|
|Middlebury (5-0-0 (3-0-0 NESCAC))||0||1||1|
|2nd - 51:41||Lucy Wagner (Middlebury)|
Sh: Amanda Kinneston - 3
Sv: Bridget McCarthy - 4
Lucy Wagner - 1
A: Scarlett Kirk - 1
Sh: Scarlett Kirk - 4
Sv: Elizabeth Foody - 5
|Shots (on goal)||6 (5)||13 (5)|
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - In a battle of unbeaten squads, the ninth-ranked Middlebury women's soccer team remained perfect with a 1-0 victory over Bowdoin on Dragone Field Saturday.
The Panthers (5-0, 3-0) return to action on Sunday when they host Amherst at 2:00 p.m., while the Polar Bears (4-1, 2-1) host UNE on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.
Middlebury held a 6-1 shots advantage in the first half, with neither team able to find the back of the net. Bowdoin threatened late in the first half, but a header from Amanda Kinneston was stopped by Panther keeper Elizabeth Foody. In the second half. Moria Sloan found Scarlett Kirk on a crossing pass, with her shot denied by a diving save from Bowdoin keeper Bridget McCarthy.
The game's only goal came at the 51:41 mark, the first of her career for senior Lucy Wagner. The defender launched a shot from near the end line in the right corner, with the ball sailing high over the head of McCarthy and into back side of the net.
Each team had a few chances in the remainder of the second half, but the Panther defense remained unscored upon this season, securing the 1-0 victory. Foody finished with five saves overall, while McCarthy made four stops for the Polar Bears.