September 15, 2013

Women's Soccer Blanks Farmington in Sunday Non-Conference Win

FARMINGTON, Maine – The Bowdoin women's soccer team unleashed 25 shots in a Sunday afternoon game against University of Maine-Farmington en route to a 2-0 victory over the Beavers.

The Polar Bears are now 2-0-1 (1-0-1 NESCAC) after a weekend that including defeating the Beavers (0-3-1) today and finishing in 0-0 tie against Amherst on Saturday.  

Jamie Hofstetter tallied her second goal of the season 25 minutes into the game's opening half. Hofstetter took advantage of a penalty kick after a Farmington handball. Bowdoin's first shot of the game from Kiersten Turner hit the crossbar and Farmington's Beth Lebel made a save on a bid by Molly Popolizio. Bowdoin rifled off seven more shots in the half, but were unable to get the ball past Lebel. Farmington managed only one shot in the opening frame as the ball sailed wide of the net.

Bowdoin's second and final goal of the game came off the foot of Audrey Phillips. Phillips and Abby Hammerl picked their way down the field with a quick give and go the found its way past Farmington's keeper.

The Polar Bears outshot the Beavers 25-1 with a 14-1 advantage in corner kicks. Lebel started in goal for Farmington and recorded 60 minutes of play with four saves. Amy Jones came in for the final 30 to record three saves and allowed one goal. In net for the Polar Bears, Bridget McCarthy totaled almost 80 minutes of play and was never forced to make a save. Casey Krause stepped in goal for the final ten minutes of play and also recorded a clean sheet.

The Polar Bears travel to Bates on Wednesday afternoon for a 4:30 PM game.

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