Event Summary

Date and Time: 09/23/2008,  4:00PM
Opponent: at Southern Maine
Result: W
Score: 2-0



GORHAM, Maine - Senior Madeleine McQueeney and sophomore Jessie Small each scored first-half goals to lead the top-ranked Bowdoin College Polar Bears to a 2-0 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a non-conference field hockey game Tuesday afternoon at Paula Hodgdon Field in Gorham, Maine.

Bowdoin, playing their only scheduled game on natural grass this season, has not allowed a goal and remains undefeated at 7-0. Southern Maine drops to 2-4 with the loss.

McQueeney struck first for the Polar Bears with an unassisted goal in the 11th minute when she corralled a loose ball in the circle for her third goal of the season. Small gave Bowdoin, the defending NCAA Division III National Champions, a two-goal advantage in the 31st minute.

Southern Maine junior goalkeeper Allison Hill was strong in goal for the Huskies making several close-range saves to keep the Huskies in the contest. Hill turned back 18 shots as the Polar Bears outshot USM 28-0. Sophomore back Heather Gilman played solid defense for the Huskies making a pair of defensive saves. Bowdoin senior goalkeeper Emileigh Mercer and sophomore Emily Nelson split the shutout.