Bowdoin 3, Bates 2 (OT)
Bowdoin (9-2) 1 1 1 3 Bates (6-5) 1 1 0 2 Scoring: BAT, 9:04, Jolene Thurston (Jo-Ellen Rowley, Kate O'Malley). BOW, 24:43, Alex Sewall (Amy Trumbell, Kim Bohlin). BAT, 49:53, Thurston (Rowley). BOW, 87:43, Caroline Budney (Sewall). BOW, 95:04, Budney (unassisted). Goalies: BAT, Kim Martell, 95 Min, 9 SV, 3 GA. BOW, Sarah Farmer, 95 Min, 6 SV, 2 GA. Shots: BOW, 15-14. Corners: BAT, 7-5.
#7 BOWDOIN CLAIMS CBB TITLE WITH 3-2 OVERTIME WIN OVER #13 BATES
LEWISTON, Maine -- Bowdoin College first-year forward Caroline Budney (Manlius, N.Y.) scored twice in a span of seven minutes to secure the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin conference title, 3-2, over the host Bates College Bobcats.
Bates (6-5, #13 in New England) got out of the gate quickly, as senior forward Kate O'Malley (Deephaven, Minn.) sent the ball ahead to sophomore midfielder Jo-Ellen Rowley (Milton, Vt.). Rowley found senior midfielder Jolene Thurston (Post Mills, Vt.) in the box, and Thurston opened the scoring in the 10th minute. With her assist, O'Malley tied Bethany Maitland '89 for first on the all-time scoring list with 115 points.
Bowdoin (9-2, #7 in New England) evened the score in the 25th minute on a similar play, with junior back Kim Bohlen (Winchester, Mass.) working the ball deep to the end line, sending it to senior forward Amy Trumbull (Stow, Mass.), who one-touched it to senior midfielder Alex Sewall (Newton, Mass.) for the goal.
The Bobcats reestablished the lead less than five minutes into the second half on a corner kick as Thurston scored her fourth goal in the last two games, again on a feed from Rowley. Bates dominated the first portion of the second half, but the Polar Bears and goalkeeper Sarah Farmer (Vienna, Va.) kept them off the board. Bowdoin applied pressure late in the game, and it paid off with 2:15 left on the clock as Sewall chipped the ball over a Bobcat defender to Budney, who then went high over Bates keeper Kim Martell (Needham, Mass.) for the goal, sending the game into overtime.
The Bobcats again came out strong in the extra period, but Bowdoin's counter-attack provided the Polar Bears a corner kick on their first foray into Bates territory. After the initial scoring attempts were stopped by Martell and the Bates defense, Budney intercepted a Bates clearing attempt at the top of the box and rifled home just inside the post to Martell's left for the winner five minutes into overtime.
Farmer made six saves in the winning effort, while Martell had nine saves
in the loss.