Powell Scores Early to Give Bowdoin Win Over Wesleyan

Powell Scores Early to Give Bowdoin Win Over Wesleyan

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin's Nick Powell scored the game's only goal in a 1-0 victory for the Polar Bear men's soccer team over Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon. The Polar Bears improve to 5-1-2 (3-1-2 NESCAC) while the Cardinals fall to 4-5-0 (1-4-0 NESCAC). Bowdoin is ranked sixth in the latest New England poll.

It took just over four minutes for the Polar Bears to get on the board, as reigning NESCAC Player of the Week Tim Prior found Powell in the middle of the box. Powell controlled the feed and buried a shot in the lower-left corner at 4:22 to notch the game's lone tally.

Bowdoin's defense would take over from there, clamping down on the Cardinals and permitting just seven shots in the game. Dan Hicks stopped three shots for Bowdoin in the win while Adam Purdy collected six saves for Wesleyan.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Monday at Babson, ranked fourth in New England. The Cardinals will host Western Connecticut State on October 13.