|Date and Time:||10/04/2008, 11:30AM|
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin goaltender Kelly Thomas saved a season-high nine shots and Kit Hamley's well-timed first goal of the season led the Polar Bear women's soccer team to a 1-0 decision over Middlebury Saturday at Pickard Field. The Polar Bears (4-1-3, 2-1-2 NESCAC) earn their second-consecutive shutout and fifth overall while the Panthers (3-4-2, 2-2-0 NESCAC) see their four-game unbeaten streak come to an end.
Following a scoreless first period that saw the Panthers out-shoot the Polar Bears 9-0, Bowdoin responded with a flurry of action in the second half. A sustained effort up the field resulted in the game's only goal, as Hamley's effort from the top of the box tucked under the crossbar over the head of Middlebury netminder Lauryn Torch to give Bowdoin the lead at 66:15.
Despite holding a 17-5 advantage in shots, Middlebury could not find the equalizer as Thomas stopped all nine shots that were on-goal. Torch made two saves in defeat for the Panthers.
Photos courtesy of Brian Beard and Creative Images Photography. Visit the website for Bowdoin team and action photos.