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September 21, 2004

Bowdoin blanks Plymouth State in Women’s Soccer

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Senior co-captains Melissa Anderson (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and Cedar Goldman (Newton, Mass.) each scored goals Wednesday evening to lead the Bowdoin College women's soccer team to a 2-0 non-conference victory over Plymouth State University at PSU's Panther Field.

Anderson notched her first goal of the season with the first-half clock winding down to give the visitors a 1-0 lead at the break.  The Polar Bears, who are ranked sixth in New England, had an 8-2 advantage in shots in the first half, but held only a one-goal lead.

Plymouth State stayed within a goal the first 35 minutes of the second half, but Goldman converted a penalty kick for Bowdoin, her second goal of the season, with just under 10 minutes remaining to put the game out of reach.

Bowdoin finished with a 17-6 margin in total shots for the game.  Senior Anna Shapell (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) made three saves to record her second shutout of the season for the Polar Bears.  PSU junior keeper Hayley Quinones (Waitsfield, Vt.) finished with eight saves.

PSU, 4-2-0, returns to Little East Conference action this Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. clash at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  Bowdoin, 3-1-0, returns to action Sunday with a New England Small College Athletic Conference contest at Williams (11:00 a.m.).

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