Polar Bears Celebrate New Poll By Slamming Southern Maine

Polar Bears Celebrate New Poll By Slamming Southern Maine

GORHAM, Maine - First-year Zach Danssaert scored three goals as the 14th-ranked Bowdoin College Polar Bears rolled past the University of Southern Maine Huskies, 7-0, in a non-conference men's soccer match Tuesday afternoon at the USM Soccer Field. The win extends the Polar Bears winning streak to seven, and improved their overall record to 8-1-2. Bowdoin rose from 22nd to 14th in the latest poll released on Tuesday. The Huskies dropped to 4-9-2 overall.

Danssaert picked up plenty of support from junior Eddie Jones who had a goal and two assists, as well as senior Tim Prior and sophomore Michael Gale who each tallied a goal and an assist.  First-year Evan Gershkovich had the other Polar Bear goal.

Danssaert put the Polar Bears ahead to stay in the sixth minute when he ran onto a well-place pass from Jones and beat USM senior goalkeeper David Kreps with a low shot under Kreps.  Six minutes later, Danssaert redirected a flick from the right end line by senior Ben Denton-Schneider past Kreps for a 2-0 lead.  The freshman forward scored his third goal of the match in the 68th minute finishing a nice passing sequence from Jones and junior Nick Powell.  The three goals give Danssaert four markers on the season.

Rookie goalkeeper Will Wise played into the 79th minute for Bowdoin and registered two saves.  Junior Peter Kelley did not need to make a save over the final 12 minutes.  Kreps recorded seven saves before giving way to sophomore Jeremy Turner in the 72nd minute.  Turner had one save.
 
Bowdoin hosts Trinity College on Saturday (3:00 p.m.) for a NESCAC match.