|Bowdoin College||Connecticut College|
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Bowdoin men’s soccer team played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer against Connecticut College en route to its first 0-0 tie since 2015.
The tie is the first of the 2017 season for the Polar Bears (10-3-1, 6-2-1 NESCAC). This is the furthest the Polar Bears have gone into a season without a tie since the 2008 campaign when they had zero. Bowdoin has had at least three ties in each of the last four years. The Camels sit at (9-1-4, 4-1-4 NESCAC) on the year.
Saturday’s result ensures Bowdoin will host a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, October 28 at Pickard Field. The Polar Bears have a chance to claim the top seed in the conference if they defeat Tufts in their regular season finale on Tuesday.
Stevie Van Siclen made consecutive saves in the 23rd minute to keep the game scoreless early in the match.
The Camels put another shot on net with a set piece off a corner kick that Ben Manoogian headed on net.
Matty McColl put the Polar Bears first shot on net in the 35th minute.
Bowdoin came out firing in the second half as CJ Masterson fired a shot over the crossbar just two minutes into the frame.
Neither team took a shot during the first overtime, and both managed a shot in the second.
Ethan Ellsworth took back-to-back corner kicks with under two minutes to play, but the Polar Bears were unable to convert on the opportunity.
Van Siclen made his final save of the game in the final 30 seconds.
By the Numbers
Both teams took nine shots in the contest and Bowdoin held a 7-5 corner kick advantage.
A. J. Marcucci made a pair of saves.
Van Siclen made five saves to notch his seventh shutout of the year. This ties him for second most in a single season in program history, trailing only himself (10, 2015).
The Polar Bears conclude the regular season on Tuesday afternoon at Tufts. The Jumbos host Bowdoin with a 2:30 p.m. start