|Maine Maritime Academy||Bowdoin College|
BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin women’s soccer team scored three goals in the second half to come back from a one goal deficit to earn a 3-2 win over Maine Maritime on Thursday afternoon.
The Polar Bears (4-2-1) dominated play, but entered halftime trailing the Mariners (2-8-0).
Makayla Lewis gave the Mariners an early lead with an unassisted tally in the 14th minute. Lewis worked the ball down the right side and through the Bowdoin defense, forcing Rachel Stout to come to the edge of the box to make a play. Lewis skipped a shot across the grass to the lower right corner.
The visitors held their 1-0 lead into the middle of the second half. Emily Conway made a penalty kick save early in the frame to keep her team on top.
The floodgates opened for Bowdoin with three goals in five minutes. The Polar Beas first came in the 63rd minute as Julia Patterson set up Lynn Farquhar. Patterson controlled the ball down the left side, curling into the end line, and sent a cross towards Farquhar on the near post for a one-timer.
Patterson set up a similar play two minutes later, this time finding Claudette Proctor for a midair volley and Bowdoin’s first lead of the day.
Lizzie Sands received the ball in the midfield and found Ana Lozada-Smith in traffic. The ball came to Lozada-Smith’s feet, allowing her to take one stride and send a low rolling shot to the corner to conclude Bowdoin’s scoring and tally her first goal as a Polar Bear.
Lewis cut the Mariner’s deficit to one with a successful penalty kick in the 88th minute.
Conway ended the day with 12 saves for visiting Maine Maritime.
Stout made three stops for the Polar Bears.
Bowdoin held a 26-5 edge in shots and 18-1 corner kick advantage.