Wesleyan, Bowdoin Play to Scoreless Draw in Men's Soccer

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BRUNSWICK, Maine – For its third straight game, the Bowdoin College men's soccer team played to a double-overtime draw as the Polar Bears played to a 0-0 deadlock with Wesleyan University on Saturday at Pickard Field.

Bowdoin stands at 2-1-3 this season and 0-1-3 in NESCAC play. Wesleyan moves to 2-1-2, 0-1-2 in conference.

Match Highlights

  • The Cardinals had the run of play in the early going and garnered their best opportunity in the tenth minute when Jack Wolf made a move around a Bowdoin defender at the top of the box. Wolf rifled a shot towards the upper right corner, but Polar Bear goalkeeper Michael Webber dove to his left, just getting a hand on the ball to punch it away.
  • The Cardinals threatened again with in the 29th minute when Lucas Kimball headed a cross by Steven Perchuk, but the attempt was denied by Webber, keeping the contest scoreless.
  • Bowdoin's Ian Strudwick had a great chance to get the hosts on the board at the 29:35 mark after a breakaway. Wesleyan's goaltender Liam Devanny came charging off his line to challenge Strudwick one-on-one. Both players made contact with the ball, as it slipped past Devanny, but the ball hit the left post and ricocheted out of bounds. 
  • After a scoreless second half with no great chances for either side, Bowdoin had an opportunity to end it 2:21 into the first overtime session when Julian Juantorena redirected a corner by Brian Bae, but Devanny suffocated the original shot and the rebound to keep the game deadlocked.
  • The Polar Bears looked to take advantage of a free kick during the 106th minute, but the kick was punched away by Devanny, before Alex Chaban's one-timer hit the crossbar, recoiling up and over the goal.

By The Numbers

  • Webber finished with five saves for Bowdoin while Devanny made a pair of stops for Wesleyan.
  • Wesleyan held a 10-7 advantage in shots and an 8-5 edge in corner kicks

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears will return to action on Wednesday afternoon when they host the University of Southern Maine at 4:00 p.m.