Byrd Scores Early As Men's Soccer Secures 1-0 NESCAC Victory at Middlebury

Drake Byrd provided Bowdoin with all its offense to pick up its first conference win of the year
Drake Byrd provided Bowdoin with all its offense to pick up its first conference win of the year

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Drake Byrd scored the game-winning goal just under 11 minutes into the game to lift the Bowdoin men's soccer team to a 1-0 win over host Middlebury on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears pick up their first conference win at 3-3-0 (1-2-0 NESCAC) while the Panthers are sit at 2-2-1 (1-2-0 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin tallied the only goal at 10:57. Following a Middlebury foul, Byrd rifled a right-footed shot from 22 yards out. The ball tucked in under the upper-left corner.
  • Middlebury's best chance came with just over a minute remaining in the first half. Daniel O'Grady found space behind the defense on a cross, but his volley was saved by Owen Wolfson.
  • The Panthers continued to pressure in the second half, but the Polar Bears kept the hosts off the board.

By the Numbers

  • Matthew Hyer finished with three stops for the Panthers.
  • Wolfson made five stops for Bowdoin after relieving Chris Kingston midway through the first.
  • Middlebury held a 12-5 shot advantage and 4-1 corner kick edge.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin plays at the University of Southern Maine on Wednesday evening.