|Bowdoin College||Hamilton College|
CLINTON, N.Y, – Moctar Niang scored in the final second of overtime to lift the Bowdoin men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over host Hamilton on Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears (7-3-2, 3-3-1 NESCAC) collected the key win over the Continentals (6-5-1, 4-3-1 NESCAC) behind a pair of Niang goals.
Bowdoin scored just 2:29 into the contest off the game’s first shot. Matty McColl crossed the ball from outside the box on the right side. Niang headed the shot from six yards out and found the inside right post for a 1-0 lead.
Killian Clancy scored on a free kick from 20 yards to even the game at 1-1 with ten minutes remaining in the first half.
Cedric Charlier challenged Hamilton keeper Harris Pollack with a pair of shots late in the second, but neither team could score and end the game in regulation.
Noah Safian made a save four minutes into overtime to extend the frame, ultimately giving the Polar Bears a chance to score in the final second and tally a win.
Ethan Ellsworth sent a corner kick into the box where Niang headed it for the game-winner as time expired.
Hamilton held a slight 12-10 edge in shots, while the Polar Bears took an 8-1 corner kick advantage.
Safian made five saves in net while Pollack made four stops.