Men's Soccer Topples Thomas 2-1 In Monday Matchup

Matty McColl converted a penalty kick midway through the second half to record his first game-winner of the season
Matty McColl converted a penalty kick midway through the second half to record his first game-winner of the season

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Matty McColl converted on a tie-breaking penalty kick in the 74th minute to lift the Bowdoin men's soccer team to a 2-1 win over visiting Thomas College on Monday afternoon.

The Polar Bears climb to 5-3-0 after handing the Terriers just their second loss (9-2-0) of the season.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin controlled play in the first half, outshooting the Terrier 13-5, but neither team could convert. Chris Kingston shut down a promising Thomas bid in the 39th minute, challenging a 50/50 ball with a sliding stop.
  • The Polar Bears broke through 1:08 into the second half. Justin Miller serviced Drake Byrd with a cross, setting Byrd up for a midair volley to best Jonathan Dutka.
  • MacQuille Walker nearly put Thomas on the board three minutes later with a close range shot the curled just beyond the opposite side post.
  • The Terriers evened the game in the 55th minute. Following a corner kick, the ball rattled around in the box before Kyle Patterson trapped it and fed a short pass to Adam LaBrie at the top. LaBrie put a quick touch on the ball to skim a shot through the defense.
  • McColl gave Bowdoin its final lead of the day with a successful penalty kick in the 74th minute.

By the Numbers

  • Dutka ended the day with 11 saves in net for the Terriers.
  • Chris Kingston made four stops for the Polar Bears.
  • Bowdoin held a 25-10 shot advantage and 10-3 edge in corner kicks.
  • The teams combined for 37 fouls.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin returns to conference play with a 12:00 p.m. home game against Trinity on Saturday.
  • The Terriers travel to play at UMaine-Presque Isle on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.