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PSC no match for Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College jumped out to a 5-0 lead on Wednesday afternoon and didn't look back, taking a 6-2 win over Plymouth State College in a non-conference women's soccer game.

The Polar Bears lift their record to 6-3-1 on the year with the win, while PSC fell for the fourth time in the last five games to drop to 5-7-0.

Sophomore Hillary Smith opened the scoring for Bowdoin at 3:17, and junior Shelly Chessie added a goal at 7:37. Freshman Rachel Gordon scored the next two goals for the Polar Bears, including a spectacular one-timed effort off an assist from Christina Woodward at 16:48. Sophomore Michal Shapiro closed out the first half scoring with a tally at 39:17.

The Panthers scored the first two goals of the second half, courtesy of sophomore Katie Sheridan (West Sayville, N.Y.) and senior Carrie Poulin (Westfield, Mass.), with freshman Chris Riendeau (Danville, Vt.) and senior Erin Fitzgerald (Mansfield, Conn.) picking up assists. The Polar Bears ended the threat with the final goal of the game at 63:49 by freshman Cedar Goldman.

The goal by Poulin was a milestone for the Panther senior, giving her 100 career points in her outstanding career. She is the third player in school history to reach the 100-point standard. She now has 46 goals (second on the school's all-time list), nine assists and 101 points.

Senior Emily Rizza finished with four saves for Bowdoin in 45 minutes of play, while sophomore Rebekah Metzler had three stops in the second half. Senior Becky Kennedy (West Springfield, Mass.) had five saves in net for Plymouth.

PSC gets back into action Sunday (Oct. 14) with a Little East Conference game at Western Connecticut (12:00 p.m.).

(Courtesy Bowdoin Sports Information)