Bowdoin 5, Bates 1
Bates (9-4-0, 4-4-0 NESCAC) 0 1 1 Bowdoin (11-1-1, 6-1-1 NESCAC) 2 3 5 Scoring: Bo, Alison Lavoie (Molly Perencevich) 13:06; Bo, Michal Shapiro (unassisted) 40:29; Ba, Christy Deysher (Kristy Crawford) 56:02; Bo, Jill Falwell (Abby Lockwood, Lavoie) 60:30; Bo, Lyndsay Sennott (Kate Walz) 81:03; Bo, Amory Bradley (Perencevich) 86:02. Saves: Ba, Kim Martell, 90 Min, 4 SV, 5 GA. Bo, Sarah Farmer, 90 Min, 3 SV, 1 GA.
NO. 5 BOWDOIN DROPS BATES, 5-1, IN DOWNPOUR
(Taken from a Bowdoin College press release)
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's soccer team - ranked No. 1 in New England and No. 5 in the country - used five goals from five different players to secure a 5-1 victory over Bates in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action on Wednesday afternoon. The victory pushes Bowdoin's (10-1-1, 6-1-1 NESCAC) undefeated streak to 10 games (9-0-1) while Bates (9-4-0, 4-4-0), ranked seventh in the region, has its two-game win streak snapped.
Both teams used the first 15 minutes of the game to acclimate themselves to the pouring rain before Bowdoin struck for the game's first goal. Senior Molly Perencevich (Concord, N.H.) chipped a ball in front of the Bobcat cage and junior Alison Lavoie (Nashua, N.H.) headed in the ball for a 1-0 Polar Bear lead. With under five minutes remaining in the first half, first-year midfielder Michal Shapiro (Newton, Mass.) pushed the Bowdoin lead to 2-0 as she ripped a left-footed shot over the head of Bates keeper Kim Martell (Needham, Mass.).
Bates managed to cut the lead to 2-1 at the beginning of the second half when first-year Kristy Crawford (Derry, N.H.) threaded a perfect pass to sophomore Christy Deysher (Wilton, N.H.) who slid a shot inside the left post. The Polar Bears, who owned a 23-10 edge in shots for the game, then scored three unanswered goals to finish the game. Rookie Jill Falwell (Arlington, Mass.) tipped in a header from senior Abby Lockwood (Atlanta, Ga.) to push the lead to 3-1 before junior Lyndsay Sennott (Boxfield, Mass.) converted a Kate Walz (Wallingford, Conn.) pass for a 4-1 edge. Sophomore Amory Bradley (Weston, Mass.) put the cap on the game as she scored off a dish from Perencevich.
Martell ended the game with four saves while Sarah Farmer (Vienna, Va.) made three stops to pick up the win.