|Date and Time:||09/13/2008, 2:00PM|
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Wesleyan's Matt Nevin scored with 1:12 remaining in the second half to propel Wesleyan to a 1-0 NESCAC victory over visiting Bowdoin Saturday afternoon. It was the fifth time in the last seven meetings that the Cardinals (1-1) have downed the Polar Bears and avenged a 2-0 loss to Bowdoin (1-1) in Middletown the last time the teams played during the first round of the NESCAC tournament last season.
While Wesleyan had a 14-6 edge in shots, only five of the Cardinals' attempts went on goal as Bowdoin keeper sophomore Dan Hicks stopped the first four attempts before Nevin connected for Wesleyan's first goal of the year. In posting his first career shutout, Wesleyan netminder Nigel Stacey made three saves but also roamed well in the goalie box to make numerous interceptions of dangerous serves by Bowdoin.
The Polar Bears did hit two goal posts during the contest, the second coming with about 17 minutes to go as freshman Sean Bishop sent a shot from the right side toward the left post. It hit the inside portion and caromed across the goal mouth before being cleared out of harm's way by Wesleyan.