Men's Soccer Bounces Bobcats in Sunday Action

Jake Stenquist scored the game-winner with a successful PK conversion.
Jake Stenquist scored the game-winner with a successful PK conversion.

LEWISTON, Maine – The Bowdoin men's soccer team rattled off its fifth consecutive victory in a 2-1 NESCAC game against Bates on Sunday afternoon.    

The Polar Bears climb to 9-2-0 (5-1-0 NESCAC) on the year. The Bobcats drop to 4-3-2 (1-3-2 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • One of the Polar Bears' corner kicks eventually led to their first goal. Matty McColl took a corner at the end of the 6th minute of action. The ball bounced around in the box and eventually deflected back to McColl. McColl fired from 20 yards out and fired the ball into the back left corner of the net to put Bowdoin up 1-0. 
  • Levi Morant nearly doubled Bowdoin's lead ten minutes later, but his shot rang off the crossbar.
  • Four minutes into the second half, an own goal by the Polar Bears evened the game and put Bates on equal footing.
  • In the 67th minute, Jake Stenquist buried a penalty kick to regain the lead for Bowdoin. The Polar Bears made the one goal lead hold up through the remainder of regulation and took home the 2-1 NESCAC win.  

By the Numbers

  • Bates held a 17-11 edge in shots, while both teams managed five corner kicks.
  • Stevie Van Siclen ended the day with five saves.
  • Robbie Montanaro made one stop for Bates.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin hosts Hamilton on October 14 with a noon start.