Women's Soccer Suffers Setback at Hamilton

Penny Rocchio made nine stops in her first start for the Polar Bears
Penny Rocchio made nine stops in her first start for the Polar Bears

CLINTON, N.Y. – The Bowdoin women's soccer team surrendered two first half goals to host Hamilton in a 2-0 setback on Saturday afternoon. 

The Polar Bears drop to 5-5-2 (1-5-1 NESCAC) as the Continentals climb to 6-3-3 (4-3-2 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Hamilton got on the board just 1:44 into the game. Alex Fontana received a cross from the left side at the top of the box. Fontana split a pair of defenders with a pass to Cat Gambino who fired a shot inside the right post.
  • Fontana recorded her second assist of the day in the 36th minute as she took a shot from the right side, requiring a kick save from Penny Rocchio. Kayleigh Harris one-timed the rebound from the far side. The ball tipped off Rocchio's gloves, hit the crossbar, and deflected into the net.

By the Numbers

  • Rachel Pike played the first half and recorded four saves in net for Hamilton.
  • Caity Smith made five stops in the second.
  • Rocchio made nine stops in her first collegiate start.
  • Hamilton held a slight 19-14 edge in shots and 9-5 corner kick advantage.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears play at Williams tomorrow afternoon with a 12:00 p.m. start.