|Bowdoin College||University of Southern Maine|
BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College men’s soccer team dominated from start-to-finish, but needed an overtime goal from C.J. Masterson to defeat the University of Southern Maine on Sunday afternoon at Pickard Field, 1-0.
The Polar Bears, who held a 32-1 advantage in shots for the contest, got the game-winning goal 40 seconds into overtime to improve to 6-2-0. The Huskies fall to 3-5-0 with the loss. Bowdoin has claimed the last nine meetings in the series dating back to 2008.
After a scoreless first half, Bowdoin peppered the net with 23 shots in a relentless second half attack, but could not beat USM goaltender Richard Glemawu.
The Polar Bears rang four shots off posts, including a pair by Jake Stenquist and Levi Morant in a span of ten seconds early in the second period.
USM’s best chance came early in the second half as Benjamin Musese slipped behind the Bowdoin defense to get a shot on goal that was smothered by Bowdoin’s Stevie Van Siclen.
Bowdoin appeared to have the go-ahead goal on two occasions in the second half, one on a low and hard shot from Matty McColl that Glemawu batted away in the 65th minute.
Then, with the clock ticking down under ten seconds in regulation, Masterson got behind the USM defense but his last-second attempt curved around the right post, sending the game to overtime.
Masterson made up for it just 40 seconds into the extra session, receiving a cross from Matty McColl and burying the game-winning goal in the top of the net.
By The Numbers
Bowdoin finished with an 12-1 edge in shots on goal and 32-1 advantage in total shots.
The Huskies were called for four yellow cards in a physical effort that also saw them called for 26 fouls compared to ten for Bowdoin.
Bowdoin held a 15-0 advantage in corner kicks for the match.
Bowdoin will enjoy a week off after a six games in 12-day stretch. The Polar Bears will return to play on Monday, October 2 at Thomas.
After losing their second OT game in as many days, USM will look to bounce back on Wednesday when they host Maine-Farmington at 4:00 p.m.