BRUNSWICK, Maine – Katherine Page scored a pair of second half goals to lead the Bowdoin women's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Endicott on Tuesday afternoon.
The Polar Bears extend their winning streak to four games and improve to 4-4-1 while Endicott falls to 6-4-0 with the setback.
- After the opening five minutes, Bowdoin controlled the pace of play for the remainder of the opening half but were kept off the scoreboard thanks to several sparkling saves from Endicott netminder Kayla Wentworth.
- Bowdoin's best chance to break through came on a series of plays about 15 minutes into the match when Wentworth made a leaping save on Bowdoin's Olivia Pena and then, two minutes later, stopped another great chance by Rachael Peacock.
- Bowdoin held a 7-3 edge in shots and 5-0 lead in corners at halftime.
- The Polar Bears finally broke through in the 62nd minute when an initial shot by Peacock was deflected by an Endicott defender. The ball skipped to the top of the box, where Page stepped into it and drove it under the crossbar for a 1-0 lead.
- The Gulls had their best chance to tie the score with 19 minutes remaining when a long ball slipped through the Bowdoin defense to Lindsey Papa, who broke in alone on Bowdoin goaltender Penny Rocchio. Papa's strike was punched away by Rocchio to preserve the one-goal lead.
- Page put it away for Bowdoin with under four minutes remaining when a flurry of shots resulted in a rebound out front. Page knocked home her second goal of the match to seal the victory for the Polar Bears.
By The Numbers
- Penny Rocchio made three saves in the shutout victory for Bowdoin while Kayla Wentworth ended with 10 saves for the Gulls.
- The Polar Bears finished with a 20-6 advantage in shots and 8-2 edge in corner kicks for the contest.
- The two goals were the first of Page's collegiate career.
- Bowdoin will return to NESCAC play on Saturday when they host Hamilton at noon.
- Endicott will also return to conference play with a CCC match at Curry on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.