Amherst Edges Men's Soccer in NESCAC Opener

Chris Kingston made five saves for Bowdoin against Amherst on Saturday
Chris Kingston made five saves for Bowdoin against Amherst on Saturday

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Amherst College men's soccer team rode a first-half goal and held off Bowdoin, 1-0, in a NESCAC men's soccer match played Saturday at Pickard Field.

The Mammoths move to 2-0-0 with the victory while the Polar Bears fall to 1-1-0.

Game Highlights

  • After the teams traded early chances, it was Amherst who got on the board first. Awarded a free kick at the top of the Bowdoin box, Dane Lind played the ball to the right for Luke Nguyen, who blasted a high shot into the goal at 30:29.
  • Bowdoin answered with several good chances but couldn't find the equalizer before the half.
  • The Polar Bears controlled the pace of play in the second half but couldn't solve the Mammoth defense.
  • Bowdoin appeared to tie the game midway through the second period, but had a goal waved off on a whistle in the box.

By The Numbers

  • Amherst finished with a 10-6 advantage in shots for the contest and the Mammoths were called for 17 fouls compared to 14 for Bowdoin.
  • Polar Bear netminder Chris Kingston finished with five saves for the contest while Michael Stone made one save for Amherst.
  • Saturday was the seventh-straight contest between the teams decided as a tie or one-goal differential.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin returns to action on Sunday as they host St. Joseph's at 2:00 p.m. at Pickard Field.
  • Amherst heads to Middlebury next Saturday, September 15, at noon.