Polar Bears Fall Short in 2-1 Loss to Williams

Aine Lawlor tied the game for Bowdoin late in the first half
Aine Lawlor tied the game for Bowdoin late in the first half

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Bowdoin women's soccer team battled the number three team in the country and fell in a competitive 2-1 game to Williams on Sunday.

The Polar Bears sit at 5-6-2 (1-6-1 NESCAC), while the Ephs remain undefeated at 11-0-2 (7-0-1 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Williams took an early lead in the 9th minute. Liz Girvan cut behind a defender, near the end line, and sent a cross to the right side for Sarah Scire. Scire punched the ball into the far corner.  
  • With 20 seconds remaining in the half, Bowdoin tallied an equalizer. Capitalizing on a foul in Williams territory, Sophia Lemmer served the ball into the box. Beth Brown got a touch on the ball and sent it across to Aine Lawlor who put it in the back of the net.
  • It only took 2:30 into the second half for the Ephs to regain the lead. Scire recovered the ball at midfield and dribbled to just outside the box where she lofted a shot over Bowdoin's Penny Rocchio.
  • The Polar Bears looked for an equalizer in the 69th minute as Julia Adelmann's shot deflected off a defender before Williams goalie Olivia Barnhill tipped it wide.

By the Numbers

  • Bowdoin held a 17-13 edge in shots and 4-3 corner kick advantage.
  • Rocchio ended the day with six saves.
  • Barnhill made four stops.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears host Connecticut College at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.