Date Posted:10/05/2005,  2:30PM

Women's Soccer Gets New Game Field

BRUNSWICK, Maine - For the Bowdoin College women's soccer team, the grass has never been greener. The Polar Bear women's soccer team, which has called their current Pickard Field location home for the past 19 seasons has moved from its long-time location in the outfield of the baseball field to a soccer-only pitch that will serve as a central location for the future of Bowdoin's athletic complex.

The field, which is adjacent to the men's soccer field and the Howard F. Ryan Artificial Field, will provide the players with a state-of-the-art natural surface and give fans a chance to follow three Bowdoin fall sports teams from one central area. Located at the southern point of the Pickard Field complex, the newly-sodded field is framed by the picturesque Bowdoin pines and a large grandstand area for spectators.

"It's a great surface and a great setting," comments co-head coach John Cullen. "We can only hope that it provides us with the same home field success that our old field was famous for."

"It ties our home fields together and the natural boundaries are gorgeous," according to Athletic Director Jeff Ward. "It truly is a wonderful home for women's soccer."

The Polar Bears played Southern Maine to a 2-2 tie in the first contest played on the field on October 5.

Photos from the October 5th Bowdoin-USM soccer contest are available online, courtesy of Brian Beard of Creative Images Photography. Click the link to order online.