Polar Bears and Mules Play to 0-0 Double OT Tie in Women's Soccer

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BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin women's soccer team played 110 minutes of shutout soccer en route to a 0-0 double overtime tie with Colby on Tuesday evening.

The Polar Bears are 0-1-1 (0-1-1 NESCAC), while the Mules are 1-1-1 (0-1-1 NESCAC). The two teams tied 1-1 last season.

Game Highlights

  • The first serious scoring chance for either team came nine minutes into action as Penny Rocchio swallowed up a point-blank shot from Olivia Siegel.
  • Six minutes into the second frame, Bowdoin looked to break through as Tess Huckaby launched a left-footed shot from the top right corner of the box. The ball sailed just wide of the far post.
  • Rocchio made another key save in the 60th minute, denying a bid from Juliette Nadeau sent on net from 18 yards out.
  • In the final 15 seconds of regulation the Polar Bears peppered Colby with multiple close -range chip shots, but the final bid was stopped on the goal line by Sofia Oliveria. Oliveria pinned the ball between her chin and the post before nudging it out to deny the game-winner.
  •  Jamie Lau had the first shot of overtime a minute and a half in, but Shannon Gray came up with the save.
  • Rocchio came up with a huge stop in the final minute of the first overtime, again turning Nadeau away.
  • Midway through the final frame, Lau crossed the ball into the box and Lynn Farquhar headed a shot just wide.

By the Numbers

  • Bowdoin held an 8-1 corner kick advantage and 17-8 shot advantage.
  • Rocchio made four saves for the Polar Bears
  • Dani Lonati started for Colby and made one stop. Gray made ten saves, including five in overtime, with 65 minutes in net.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears host Middlebury on Saturday with a noon start.
  • Colby returns home for an 11:00 a.m. game with Trinity on Saturday.