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September 24, 2002

Upset-minded Panthers fall to Bowdoin

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Sophomore Cedar Goldman (Newton, Mass.) broke a 2-2 tie with 5:35 remaining in regulation Tuesday evening, helping Bowdoin College pull out a tight 3-2 decision over Plymouth State College in a non-conference women's soccer game at Panther Field.

The win improved #19 Bowdoin College to 6-0-1 on the season, while upset-minded PSC dropped to 1-4-0.

Junior Hilary Smith (Denver, Col.) gave the Bears a 1-0 lead 16 minutes into the game. PSC answered 10 minutes later when senior Sandra Petlick (New Castle, NH) dropped one in over the out-stretched arms of Bowdoin keeper Rebekah Metzler (Hancock, ME).

The Polar Bears regained the lead with five minutes left in the first half when sophomore Rachael Gordon (Wayland, MA) put one past PSC freshman keeper Hayley Quinones (Waitsfield, VT). The Bowdoin lead was short lived, however, as three minutes later Petlick notched her second of the game when she broke past the Bowdoin defense and slid one into the lower left corner to tie the game at one just prior to halftime.

In the 83rd minute Bowdoin broke the 2-2 tie as Goldman's corner kick deflected off a PSC defender past Quinones for a 3-2 victory.

The Bears outshot the Panthers 21-7. Metzler earned the win with four saves, while Quinones made 12 saves in the loss.

The Panthers return home to Little East Conference action Saturday with a 1 p.m. contest at UMass Boston. Bowdoin College returns home to host Amherst on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

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