BRUNSWICK, Maine – Jack Shultz scored his first career goal to give the Bowdoin men's soccer team a 1-0 victory over visiting Colby on Tuesday afternoon.
The Polar Bears (10-3-0, 6-2-0 NESCAC) picked up a win in their final regular season game at Pickard Field. The Mules drop to 6-4-2 (3-3-2 NESCAC).
- The first promising look for either team came at 11:11 as Cam Clouse hurled a throw-in from the left side that Jansen Aoyama connected with. Aoyama's header skidded just over the crossbar and out of play.
- Shultz provided the game's only goal in the 38th minute. Drake Byrd controlled the ball low on the left side and crossed to Shultz on the back post.
- With three minutes remaining in the half, Moctar Niang wove through a pair of Colby defenders at the top of the box and rang a shot off the right post. Byrd collected the rebound and managed a shot, but Avery Gibson turned the bid away on the near side.
- The Mules ramped up pressure in the second half, forcing Stevie Van Siclen to make six saves in the final 45 minutes. Van Siclen's first point-blank challenge came off the foot of Evan Dwyer alone in the middle of the box. Van Siclen dove to his right to make the save.
- Van Siclen made three consecutive saves, making an initial stop and then denying a pair of rebounds, with less than 20 minutes remaining.
- With 8:30 left on the clock, Jake Stenquist made a goal line save on a shot by Ryan Lauderback.
By the Numbers
- Gibson made seven stops for the Mules.
- Van Siclen ended the day with a nine save shutout.
- Both teams took 13 shots, while Bowdoin held a 7-4 edge in corner kicks.
- Bowdoin travels to Connecticut College on Saturday for a 2:00 p.m. contest.
- The Mules head to Hamilton on Saturday, beginning at 1:30 p.m.