|Date and Time:||10/04/2008, 12:00PM|
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The defending national-champion Middlebury College men's soccer team remained unbeaten this season with a 1-0 victory over Bowdoin on Saturday at Pickard Field. The fourth-ranked Panthers earn their fourth shutout of the season and improve to 6-0-1 (3-0-1 NESCAC) this season. Bowdoin falls to 2-4-0 (1-3-0) this year.
After an evenly-played first half that saw the teams attempt five shots apiece, the Panthers broke through with an early goal in the second period. Tyler Macnee took control of the ball at midfield, slashed across the field to the right and cut a shot back across the grain to the lower left corner, just beyond the reach of Bowdoin goaltender Dan Hicks.
Bowdoin's best chance to tie the score came with under five minutes to play. A scramble in front of the net came to the foot of Eddie Jones, who ripped a shot to the lower left that was punched wide by a diving Brian Bush, preserving the victory for Middlebury.
Both Bush and Hicks made three saves in net. The win by Middlebury on Saturday was the first win for the Panthers in Brunswick since 1995. Bowdoin will return to action on Sunday afternoon with home match against Bates.
Photos courtesy of Brian Beard and Creative Images Photography. Visit the website for Bowdoin team and action photos.