|Date and Time:||09/06/2008, 1:30PM|
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's soccer team scored three second-half goals to pull away in a 4-0 win over Bridgewater State College on Saturday afternoon in both team's season-openers. The Polar Bears (1-0) improve their all-time record against Bridgewater to 15-0-0 dating back to 1990.
Bowdoin withstood an initial charge from the Bears, as Polar Bear Kelly Thomas made a nice save off a shot from Christine Soucy just six minutes into the contest. Midway through the period, a rally up the middle of the field saw Bowdoin's Katherine Farrar deliver a high-ball to Emery Gould, who headed the ball into the net to give the hosts a 1-0 advantage at 26:30.
The Polar Bears carried the lead through halftime and poured it on in the second stanza. Alex von Gerichten ripped a shot from 20 yards out for a goal at 50:50 to double Bowdoin's lead. Just under 13 minutes later, Dana Riker beat her defender off the dribble and lofted a shot over Bridgewater State keeper Kayla Grover to increase the lead to three. First-year Celeste Swain rounded out the scoring with a goal from the left wing at 77:00.
Thomas made six saves for Bowdoin in the shutout while Grover stopped nine for Bridgewater State.