Camels and Polar Bears Play to 0-0 Draw in Men's Soccer

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NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Bowdoin men's soccer team played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer against Connecticut College en route to its first 0-0 tie since 2015.

The tie is the first of the 2017 season for the Polar Bears (10-3-1, 6-2-1 NESCAC). This is the furthest the Polar Bears have gone into a season without a tie since the 2008 campaign when they had zero. Bowdoin has had at least three ties in each of the last four years.  The Camels sit at (9-1-4, 4-1-4 NESCAC) on the year.

Saturday's result ensures Bowdoin will host a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, October 28 at Pickard Field. The Polar Bears have a chance to claim the top seed in the conference if they defeat Tufts in their regular season finale on Tuesday.

Game Highlights

  • Stevie Van Siclen made consecutive saves in the 23rd minute to keep the game scoreless early in the match.
  • The Camels put another shot on net with a set piece off a corner kick that Ben Manoogian headed on net.
  • Matty McColl put the Polar Bears first shot on net in the 35th minute.
  • Bowdoin came out firing in the second half as CJ Masterson fired a shot over the crossbar just two minutes into the frame.
  • Neither team took a shot during the first overtime, and both managed a shot in the second.
  • Ethan Ellsworth took back-to-back corner kicks with under two minutes to play, but the Polar Bears were unable to convert on the opportunity.
  • Van Siclen made his final save of the game in the final 30 seconds.

By the Numbers

  • Both teams took nine shots in the contest and Bowdoin held a 7-5 corner kick advantage.
  • A. J. Marcucci made a pair of saves.
  • Van Siclen made five saves to notch his seventh shutout of the year. This ties him for second most in a single season in program history, trailing only himself (10, 2015).

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears conclude the regular season on Tuesday afternoon at Tufts. The Jumbos host Bowdoin with a 2:30 p.m. start.