Women's Soccer Wins with Two-Goal Second Half Against Colby

Women's Soccer Wins with Two-Goal Second Half Against Colby
Kiersten Turner opened the scoring for Bowdoin with a pretty goal early in the second half

BRUNSWICK, Maine- The Bowdoin women's soccer team celebrated senior day with a 2-0 second half surge to defeat visiting Colby on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (10-2-1, 6-2-1) collected their second straight win, while downing the Mules (5-6-2, 1-6-2) for the second time in a row. Bowdoin and Colby have faced each other 43 times, with the Polar Bears claiming victory 37 times against just one loss with five ties.

Both teams struggled to find the net in the opening half of play, as the Polar Bears offered up nine shots with no goals to show. Colby tallied five shots in the opening 45 minutes, but was also unable to convert. Bowdoin goalie Bridget McCarthy made two saves in the opening half as Emily Brook made four for Colby.

Bowdoin found its offense less than five minutes into the second half as Kiersten Turner connected with a bouncing ball at the top of the 18 between two defenders, and toed it over a charging Brooks. The Polar Bears saw their second goal come off the foot of Jamie Hofstetter. Setting up at the top of the box following a Colby foul, Hofstetter skirted the ball through a crowd into the left corner.

The Polar Bears held a slight edge in shots, 17-11, as each team was awarded four corner kicks in the contest. McCarthy made three second half saves to preserve the shutout, with five total saves. Brooks made four stops for the Mules.

Bowdoin concludes the regular season with a game at Tufts beginning at 3:00 PM on Wednesday. Colby travels to Bates for a 3:00 PM matchup on October 30.