BRUNSWICK, Maine — Zach Danssaert scored the game-winning goal in the 84th minute to lift the Bowdoin College men’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over Bates on Tuesday evening.
Bates (2-3-1) dented the scoreboard first, with 12:31 remaining in the opening period, when a high ball floated into the box, finding the head of John Murphy, who collided with Bowdoin goaltender Will Wise. The ball slipped through traffic and into the net to give the Bobcats a one-goal lead.
Bowdoin (5-1-0) evened the score late in the half when a Bates hand ball in the box resulted in a penalty kick for the Polar Bears. Eric Goitia banged home the PK to knot the game 2:17 before intermission.
A late push downfield in the second half by Andrew Jones resulted in the decisive goal. Jones led a push down the right wing and centered a perfectly-placed low pass to Danssaert, who flicked it inside the left post with 5:38 to go.
Zach Shabman made four saves in the loss for Bates. Will Wise made five stops in goal for the Polar Bears.
UNE 1, Lyndon State 0
BIDDEFORD, Maine — University of New England junior Kyle McGlone scored with 2:08 remaining for the game’s only goal, as the Nor’easters slipped past Lyndon State College, 1-0, in non-conference men’s soccer action.
The victory snaps a three-game losing streak for the Nor’easters (4-5), who, with the victory, match their win output of a year ago.
McGlone came off the bench with 5:37 left and wasted little time providing the Nor’easters with some heroics, taking a feed from first-year Tyler Garnick and pushing a low shot inside the left post. Sophomore Scott Mitchell was credited with a secondary assist after starting the play with a service from midfield.
Lyndon State (2-6) has several quality scoring chances in the second frame, but UNE sophomore goalkeeper Aidan McParland was up for the challenge. Hornets’ senior Patrice Lumumba had strong chances denied by McParland in the 67th and 73rd minutes.
McParland had five saves to record his third shutout for UNE, which outshot Lyndon State 22-10.
Bowdoin 1, UNE 0
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Toni DaCampo scored the game’s only goal late in the first half as the Bowdoin College women’s soccer team defeated the University of New England 1-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
After the teams traded possession for most of the opening period, Bowdoin (5-1) put home the game’s first goal with 12:04 left in the stanza. Carolyn Gorajek served a ball from the right wing to DaCampo at the top of the box. DaCampo ripped a strike that tucked under the crossbar and over the outstretched hands of UNE goaltender Gina Iannazzi.
UNE (3-7) held a 17-15 shot advantage for the game, but Bowdoin’s defense stood tall as Polar Bear netminder Bridget McCarthy made nine saves, including six in the second half to preserve the win. Iannazzi also made nine saves in goal for the Nor’easters.
UMF 2, USM 0
FARMINGTON, Maine — Freshman midfielder Meryl Bond’s goal in the 77th minute proved to be the decisive marker for the University of Maine at Farmington, as the Beavers eventually posted a 2-0 win over the University of Southern Maine in non-conference women’s soccer action Tuesday afternoon at Prescott Field.
Bond chipped in a shot from inside the 18-yard box, taking a pass that had been passed forward by Noelle Moulton for her first assist of the year.
Junior midfielder Kayla Tuttle padded the UMaine-Farmington lead in the 86th minute, finding a loose ball inside the Huskies’ 18 and scoring unassisted. The blast was one of Tuttle’s team-high seven shots on the afternoon, leading a UMF squad that outshot Southern Maine, 18-8.
The Beavers also took five corner kicks, while the Huskies had none.
Beavers keeper Beth Lebel recorded one save for 5-3 UMF. Southern Maine’s Marissa Temple and Katie Cobb combined for seven saves for 1-8 USM.
St. Joseph’s 11, Anna Maria 0
STANDISH — Saint Joseph’s (4-2-1, 1-2-1 GNAC) blanked Anna Maria College (1-8, 0-5 GNAC), 11-0, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s soccer match at Westerlea Way Field on Tuesday.
Nine different SJC players joined in the scoring barrage, including junior Lauren Chouinard, who netted a hat trick in the lopsided victory.
Kim Jordan (started the game-scoring in the fourth minute and assisted on a Lizzie Calnan marker just over two minutes later.
SJC keeper Jaci Lorenzen made three stops to record her fourth shutout of the season and 14th of her career while her counterpart, AMCATS netminder Sarah Benvenuti, posted five saves in a losing effort.
Endicott 3, St. Joseph’s 1
STANDISH — Endicott College (6-2) defeated Saint Joseph’s (6-3) 3-1, in a non-conference field hockey contest at Mercy Field on Tuesday afternoon.
SJC senior goalkeeper Taylor Allison made nine saves in a losing effort.
Hannah Thornberg paced Endicott’s with two goals.
The Monks answered after Thornberg’s first goal when junior Carley Denis punched in a one-timer off a Theresa Hendrix pass, but had no answer for two Endicott goals in the second stanza in a 3-1 loss.
Endicott held advantages in shots (14-2) and corners (7-3).
Colby 8, Thomas 0
WATERVILLE —- Misha Strage scored her first two collegiate goals in a span of 1:10 in the first half to help the Colby College field hockey team take a 5-0 halftime lead on the way to an 8-0 non-conference win against Thomas College on Tuesday night at Bill Alfond Field.
Strage was one of three Colby (3-3) players to score their first collegiate goals. Junior Erika Johnson and sophomore Caitlin Guiney also scored for the first time in their college careers. Erin Maguire, a transfer from Drew University, added her first goal at Colby and dished two assists.
Thomas goaltender Sofia Sourgiadakis made 10 stops in the first half and kept her team in the game for about 20 minutes. Thomas (2-6) played Jasmine Bishop in the second half and she stopped eight shots.