BRUNSWICK, Maine - In a game played throughout a torrential rainstorm, the Bowdoin College women's soccer team took a 2-0 win over visiting Plymouth State University Tuesday afternoon.
The Polar Bears, ranked 23rd in the latest national poll, improve to 5-0. The Panthers drop their first game of the season and stand at 4-1-1.
After a scoreless first half that was dominated by wind and rain, the second half saw the Polar Bears produce two goals to take the victory. Bowdoin dominated the pace of play, out-shooting the Panthers 22-4, but could not penetrate Plymouth State's defense until early in the second frame.
Bowdoin finally broke through at 48:42 when Christine Goss played a ball to Cedar Goldman, who found the lower left corner of the net for a 1-0 edge. The Polar Bears added a second goal at 56:38 when a loose ball came to the feet of Elizabeth Graham, who rifled a shot into the net to double the lead to 2-0.
That was all Bowdoin would need as senior captain Rebekah Metzler picked up the shutout, making four saves. Panther goaltender Hayley Quinones made several strong saves for Plymouth, stopping 10 shots in all.
PSU returns home to host UMass Boston in a Little East Conference match-up Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
(Courtesy of Bowdoin Sports Information)
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