October 1, 2013

Women's Soccer Posts Third-Straight Shutout In Win Over Southern Maine

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin women's soccer team recorded its third consecutive shutout in a 6-0 win over the University of Southern Maine on Tuesday afternoon.

Bowdoin improves to 7-1-1 with six shutouts so far this season, while the Huskies drop to 4-7-0 on the year. The Polar Bears now lead the series against Southern Maine 28-0-1, holding the Huskies scoreless for the third consecutive year.

Kiersten Turner started off the scoring for Bowdoin just under ten minutes into the opening half. Molly Popolizio knocked a ball into the crossbar, which then rebounded to Turner who put home the rebound for Bowdoin's first goal of the game. The Polar Bears second goal came with 16:54 off the clock as Kathleen Smith sent a long ball into the 18 where Popolizio connected with a header towards Audrey Phillips who chipped the ball over Southern Maine's Katie Cobb. Cobb kept her team in the first half with 11 saves on 19 Bowdoin shots as the hosts held a 2-0 advantage at the break.

New Southern Maine goaltender Marissa Temple stopped four Bowdoin shots to open the second half before Jenna DiCicco was finally able to break through. Coming into the box from the right side DiCicco lofted a left-footed shot into the far corner off the hands of Temple. Demi Feder followed up with a goal ten minutes later from midfield that dropped in behind the Southern Maine goalie. Feder collected her second goal of the game minutes later when another long shot bounced off the right post and deflected into the left corner of Southern Maine's net. Marissa Tidona rounded out Bowdoin's scoring with the team's sixth and final goal with under three minutes to play. Drawing the goalie out of the box to play her, Tidona picked up the resulting loose ball and tapped it in.

Cobb and Temple each played one half in net for the Huskies combining for 23 saves. Bowdoin unleashed 51 shots against Southern Maine, while holding a 13-0 advantage in corner kicks. Bridget McCarthy started in net for the Polar Bears and recorded a pair of stops before Casey Krause came in for the final twenty minutes.

Southern Maine hosts UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday at 1:00 PM, while the Polar Bears travel to Trinity for a 12:00 PM game the same day.