Men's Soccer Upsets Fifth-Ranked Connecticut College

Photos courtesy of www.CIPhotography.com
Photos courtesy of www.CIPhotography.com

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin men's soccer team upset fifth-ranked Connecticut College with a 1-0 victory to hand the Camels their first loss of the season on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (9-3-2, 5-2-2 NESCAC) extend their unbeaten streak to nine games. The Camels rank fifth in the country and suffer their first setback of the year at 11-1-2 (6-1-2 NESCAC). Connecticut College had surrendered only two goals prior Saturday's game, never trailing an opponent in the 2018 season. 

Game Highlights

  • After a quiet first half, both teams produced multiple promising bids in the second.
  • Matt Uek took a left footed shot on the left side of the box, forcing AJ Marcucci to make a save.
  • In the 63rd minute, Uzii Dieng's shot from the top of the box barely cleared the crossbar.
  • Two minutes later, a Jack Shultz cross from the left side found Uek, but the first-year poked the ball wide.
  • Bowdoin scored in the 68th minute, putting a ball in on a Connecticut College defense that had allowed just two goals all season and never trailed an opposing team. Matty McColl took a corner kick from the left side and served the ball into the box. The ball skimmed off the head of Levi Morant, changing direction just enough to reach Moctar Niang, for a header into the far side.
  • The Camels pressured in the waning minutes, earning a penalty just outside the box but their subsequent kick found the Bowdoin wall.
  • Another Connecticut shot deflected on top of the goal.

By the Numbers

  • The Camels held a slight 11-10 shot advantage, while both teams had three corner kicks.
  • Chris Kingston made four saves.
  • Marcucci also made four stops.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin hosts Tufts to conclude the regular season on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
  • The Camels play at Wesleyan on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.