MEDFORD, Mass. - The Bowdoin College men's soccer team will be the second or third seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament following a scoreless 0-0 tie at first-place Tufts on Tuesday afternoon.
The Polar Bears (10-3-2, 6-2-2 NESCAC) will post their highest regular season finish since the 2010 campaign and will host either Hamilton, Williams or Middlebury on Saturday, pending results on the final day of the regular season on Wednesday.
- The Polar Bears extended their scoreless minute streak to 376:56 with their third consecutive shutout.
- One of the only opportunities in the first half came in the 42nd minute when Bowdoin sent a cross into the box where Moctar Niang was waiting and looked poised to head the ball on goal, but Jumbo keeper Bruce Johnson was able to cut the pass off just in time.
- The best chance for either team in the second half came in the 84th minute when Tufts' Kevin Halliday sent a cross into the box that was meant for Zach Lane, but goalie Stevie Van Siclen was able to lay out and punch the ball away.
- The finest chance for either squad came in overtime when a Bowdoin cross was sent into their box and in an attempt to clear it, the ball was deflected off a Tufts defender and off the cross bar. The ball rebounded and a shot was immediately taken by Jason Oliver that was hit straight at Johnson who was still on the ground after jumping for the initial incoming deflection. Johnson made the save to put the Jumbos out of danger.
By The Numbers
- Van Siclen made three saves in his school record 25th career shutout.
- Tufts held a 9-3 edge in shots for the contest
- Bowdoin will host a NESCAC Quarterfinal match at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday with opponent to be determined.