MEDFORD, Mass. – The Bowdoin women's soccer team fell 2-1 in double overtime to top-seeded Tufts in the first round of the NESCAC playoffs on Saturday.
The Polar Bears (7-8-1) advanced to the conference tournament as the eight seed and faced the top-ranked Jumbos (12-2-2) for the second time in five days. Just like Tuesday's regular season finale, it took overtime to decide a winner.
- The most promising scoring opportunity in the first half came off the foot of Izzy Moore. Moore beat a trio of Bowdoin defenders before firing a shot on net, only to see Penny Rocchio turn away the bid.
- With the game still knotted a 0-0 with ten minutes remaining in regulation, Tufts scored following a corner kick. Lily Sykes put the ball into play but the initial shot on net was turned away. Liz Reed chipped the rebound back inside the right post over Rocchio.
- Bowdoin answered just three minutes later to tie the game at 1-1. Rachael Peacock dribbled towards net and fed a wide-open Annie Pyne on the doorstep. Pyne controlled the ball and buried it inside the bottom right corner.
- Three minutes into the second overtime, Tufts converted on a corner kick to earn the win. Reed sent the ball into the crowd in the box and Rocchio punched away the first attempt. Sophia Lloyd corralled the ball and put it in the back of the net.
By the Numbers
- Tufts held a 29-12 shot advantage, including a 4-1 edge in overtime action.
- The Jumbos had an 8-3 edge in corner kicks.
- Rocchio made seven stops for Bowdoin.
- Hayley Bernstein matched with seven saves for Tufts.