Babson and Bowdoin Play to Scoreless Draw in Women's Soccer

Sabrina Albanese made two saves in Bowdoin's tie with Babson
Sabrina Albanese made two saves in Bowdoin's tie with Babson

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin and Babson women's soccer teams played to a scoreless draw on Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference match at Pickard Field. 

The Polar Bears move to 0-0-1 following their season opener while the Beavers stand at 2-0-1. 

Match Highlights

  • Bowdoin controlled the pace of play throughout the majority of the match, finishing the contest with a 20-3 shot advantage, but couldn't solve the Babson defense in 110 minutes of play.
  • Following some early chances by Bowdoin, Babson's Jessica Fernandes had the best early opportunity for the visitors, taking a feed from Katherine Ryan and striking a shot that was saved by Polar Bear netminder Sabrina Albanese.
  • Bowdoin had a pair of good chances late in the half as a shot off the top of Julia Patterson slipped wide and a header by Lynn Farquar sailed just high as the game entered intermission tied at 0-0.
  • Babson increased the offensive pressure in the second half and had several late corner kicks to try and find the game-winner, to no avail.
  • Bowdoin had the only shots of overtime, the best of which came off the foot of Beth Brown, but was saved by Babson's Maddison Giershick to preserve the tie.

By The Numbers

  • Giershick made ten saves for Babson to post the shutout while Bowdoin's Albanese made a pair of saves.
  • Morgan Gallagher attempted seven of Bowdoin's 20 shots. Fernandes had two of Babson's three shots on the day.
  • Bowdoin held an 8-6 edge in corner kicks for the match.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin hosts Amherst in their first NESCAC match of the year Saturday at noon.
  • Babson returns to action at Eastern Connecticut on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.