BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin senior co-captain Ben
Denton-Schneider scored the game-winning goal with less than
seven minutes remaining to give the Polar Bears a 2-1 victory over
Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bears improve
to 3-1-2 (2-1-2 NESCAC) this season with the win while the Camels
drop to 3-3-1 overall (1-2-1 NESCAC).
Despite being out-shot 7-3 in the opening period, it was the Camels who found the back of the net first, in the 38th minute. A scramble in the box resulted in the ball coming to the foot of Randy Pearce, who chipped a perfectly-placed pass to Trevor Prophet, who headed it into the goal to give the visitors a 1-0 lead at intermission.
Bowdoin answered shortly after halftime, as Tim Prior blasted a corner kick to the box, where Sean Bishop streaked in and headed home his first goal of the season to deadlock the score at 46:05. Bowdoin continued to control the tempo, out-shooting the Camels 8-3 in the second period, but couldn't find the go-ahead goal until late.
Off a free kick with just under seven minutes to go, Eddie Jones played the ball to Prior, who lofted another neatly-placed crossing pass into the box for Denton-Schneider, who headed home the clinching score.
Casey Marini played valiantly in net for the Camels, making eight saves. Dan Hicks made one save in the victory for Bowdoin.
Photos courtesy of Brian Beard and Creative Images Photography.