|Date and Time:||09/27/2008, 12:00PM|
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin's Ellery Gould scored a pair of goals while Amherst featured three different scorers in a 3-3 women's soccer deadlock on Saturday afternoon. Just six games into the season, Polar Bears (2-1-3, 0-1-2 NESCAC) matched a school record with their third tie of the season. Amherst stands at 2-1-2 (2-0-1 NESCAC) this season.
Bowdoin jumped out to a two-goal lead in just 23 minutes on Saturday, as Kit Hamley's perfect through-ball came to the foot of Rebecca Silva, who netted it to give the Polar Bears the advantage just 4:12 into the contest. Later in the frame, Ellery Gould took a feed from Hamley, shook two defenders and buried a chance into the corner of the net to give the hosts a 2-0 lead.
Amherst wasted little time rebounding, however, and scored twice in the final 18 minutes of the period to knot the game at halftime. Kyla Woodhouse got the Jeffs on the board with a high shot from the top of the box that was just beyond the reach of Bowdoin's Kelly Thomas at 27:22. Less than 10 minutes later, Meg Murphy's corner kick came to Jess Wall, who one-timed a header into the net to tie the contest at 36:36.
The Jeffs took the lead early in the second stanza when Murphy took control of a loose ball at the top of the box and tucked it inside the post just 47 seconds into the half. Gould responded for Bowdoin with under 14 minutes remaining when she booted home a ball from just inside the box to force the extra session. Neither team could find the back of the net in overtime as the game ended in a 3-3 tie.
Thomas finished with six saves for Bowdoin. Lili Ferguson played a half for Amherst, making two saves in the opening period. Allie Horwitz played the remainder in goal for Amherst and stopped two shots.
Photos courtesy of Brian Beard and Creative Images Photography. Visit the website for Bowdoin team and action photography.