MEDFORD, Mass. - A single first half goal led Tufts over Bowdoin in the regular season finale for both squads on Tuesday afternoon, 1-0.
The Jumbos will be the fourth seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will host a quarterfinal match on Saturday. The Polar Bears (9-5-1, 4-5-1) will be the eighth seed and will travel to play at top-seeded Williams on Saturday.
- After a scoreless first half-hour, the Jumbos broke the scoreless tie at the 34:38 mark when forward Mariah Harvey-Brown sent a pass up the field to Paige Vigliotta who collected it and took a shot that found the back of the net.
- The Polar Bears had an opportunity with 7:43 left in the first half as the ball was sent to the middle of the box, bouncing in front of the goal, before Jumbo goalkeeper Emily Bowers dove on the loose ball, maintaining the one-goal lead at halftime.
- After a pair of early saves in the second half by Bowdoin's Rachel Stout, Bowdoin put pressure on the Jumbo defense putting up seven shots over the remainder of the period.
- At 73:59 Morgen Gallagher dribbled it down the length of the field on the left side and got to the edge of the box and took a deep shot that hit the crossbar, barely missing the equalizer.
- Moments later forward Julia Patterson carried deep into Tufts territory, made a cutback and used her right foot to take a shot on net but goaltender Emily Bowers was there to secure the 1-0 win.
By The Numbers
- Bowdoin owned a 14-9 edge in shots and 1-0 advantage in corner kicks.
- Stout made three saves in the loss.
- Four of the Polar Bears' five NESCAC losses came in 1-0 decisions this fall.
- Bowdoin will travel to play at Williams at noon on Saturday in the NESCAC Quarterfinals.