|Date and Time:||09/27/2008, 11:30AM|
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's soccer team snapped a three-match losing skid with an explosive attack, tallying a season-high four goals in a 4-2 win over Amherst on Saturday. The Polar Bears improve to 2-3-0 (1-2-0 NESCAC) with the win while Amherst falls to 3-2-0 (1-2-0 NESCAC).
Amherst drew first blood, as senior Nick Lynch buried a goal from the left corner of the box at 19:44 to give the visitors a one-goal edge. Bowdoin responded with three goals before halftime courtesy of three different scorers. Will Alden-Dunn lofted a well-placed effort over Amherst netminder Jeff Grover to deadlock the score at 22:47. Minutes later, first-year Eddie Jones blasted a shot off the crossbar that came to the foot of classmate Nick Powell, who notched his first collegiate goal to give Bowdoin the lead for good at 38:45. With less than five minutes left before intermission, Jones played a perfect ball to Sean Bishop, who headed it into the net for his first collegiate goal and a 3-1 Polar Bear advantage at intermission.
Amherst trimmed the lead to a single goal with less than 20 minutes remaining when a header by Jake Duker off a feed from Lynch made it 3-2. But Hugh Fleming responded for Bowdoin just over two minutes later, toeing a shot into the lower-left corner for the decisive tally.
Dan Hicks stopped six shots for the Polar Bears, who avenge a pair of 2007 losses to the Jeffs - including a season-ending loss in the NESCAC semifinals last fall. Grover made a pair of saves between the posts for Amherst.
Photos courtesy of Brian Beard and Creative Images Photography. Visit the website for Bowdoin team and action photography.