|Bowdoin College||Bates College|
LEWISTON, Maine – Brigit Bergin scored the game-winning goal with just 2:25 remaining to lift the Bowdoin College women’s soccer team to a dramatic 3-2 win at Bates on Wednesday afternoon.
The Polar Bears (6-2-1, 2-2-1 NESCAC) extend their winning streak to five while the Bobcats fell to 5-3-1 (2-2-1 NESCAC). Bowdoin in unbeaten in their last 12 matches against their Lewiston neighbors (11-0-1).
Bowdoin seemed poised to cruise, scoring twice in a span of 14:13 in the opening half to take a commanding 2-0 lead.
Julia Patterson finished off a succession of passes with a goal at 23:35 before Emma Beane put home a Claire Dardinski pass at 37:48, giving the visitors the two-goal lead.
Bates was able to get a big goal before intermission as Summer Dias trimmed the lead to 2-1 with a goal in the 41st minute. The goal was the first for the Bobcats against Bowdoin since 2011.
With the clock ticking under ten minutes to play, So Kim knotted the score for the Bobcats, taking a feed from Olivia Amdur to tie the contest with just 9:03 to go.
With the contest seemingly destined for overtime, Julia Patterson fed Bergin at the top of the box, who rocketed a shot from the top of the box just under the crossbar with only 2:25 left in regulation. Bates would not threaten again as the Polar Bears hung on to win.
By The Numbers
Patterson scored a goal and assisted on the game-winner to lead the Polar Bears in scoring.
Shots were even at 17-17 with Bowdoin’s Rachel Stout making two saves.
The Polar Bears have outscored Bates 29-6 in their current 12-game unbeaten streak against the Bobcats. Bates’ last win in the series came in 2005. The teams tied 2-2 in 2011.