|Date and Time:||09/06/2008, 1:00PM|
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin's Hugh Fleming scored a late first-half goal and Greg Frechette added a second-half tally to give the Polar Bear men's soccer team a season-opening victory against the University of Maine-Farmington on Saturday. Bowdoin (1-0) will return to action Tuesday afternoon at home against Gordon. Farmington dips to 1-1 and will play Wednesday at Bates.
Bowdoin controlled the pace of play throughout, but couldn't find the net until late in the opening stanza. Fleming took a pass from Dominic Fitzpatrick and crafted a left-footed strike into the lower right corner to give the hosts a 1-0 advantage just 1:05 before intermission. Midway though the second period, Frechette took a cross from Will Alden-Dunn and played it perfectly under the cross bar to make it 2-0.
Dan Hicks was forced to make just one save as the Polar Bears held a 23-1 edge in shots and 10-0 lead in corner kicks. Farmington's Brian Lemont kept his team in the game, making 11 saves in defeat.