MEDFORD, Mass. – Georgie Coetzer scored with less than a minute remaining in overtime to propel the Bowdoin field hockey team to 2-1 victory over host Tufts on Wednesday evening.
The fourth-ranked Polar Bears (14-1, 9-1 NESCAC) earned the number two seed for the NESCAC tournament with the win. The Jumbos (12-3, 8-2 NESCAC) earn the three seed for conference playoffs.
- Tufts jumped out to an early lead with a goal just 1:35 into the game. Gillian Roeca controlled the ball low on the right side and fed Beth Krikorian above the right post. Krikorian made a spin move and shot the ball far side for a quick lead.
- Bowdoin answered in the third quarter. The Polar Bears midfield played a long ball into the circle, which Andie Stallman made a play on. The rebound kicked back into play where Peyton Jackson collected the ball for a hard shot to the left post.
- The Jumbos mustered six shots in overtime, but it was Bowdoin who found the cage. After defending a pair of corners, the Polar Bears earned one of their own. The ball ended up at the left post for Coetzer to put a shot on pads. The first-year collected her own rebound and put back the game-winner.
By the Numbers
- Tufts held a 17-8 shot advantage, including a 6-2 edge in overtime.
- The Jumbos earned eight penalty corners. Bowdoin scored the game-winner on its lone corner of the game.
- Maddie Ferrucci made seven stops for Bowdoin, including five overtime saves.
- Stallman made two saves.
- The Polar Bears host Hamilton in the NESCAC quarterfinal on Saturday, November 2, with a scheduled start time of 1:00 p.m.