Men's Soccer Tops Trinity 3-1 For Homecoming Victory

Jack Shultz added an insurance goal late in the second half
Jack Shultz added an insurance goal late in the second half

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin men's soccer team picked up its fourth straight win in a 3-1 final over Trinity on Homecoming Saturday.

The Polar Bears climb to 6-3-0 overall and double their conference win total at 2-2-0. The Bantams fall to 2-8-0 (0-7-0 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Trinity goalie Everett Lyons came out to challenge a ball in the opening minute of play, with the rebound slipping behind him and dribbling towards the net. Moctar Niang quickly ran in to put the ball over the goal line.
  • The Bantams evened the game in the 23rd minute. A through ball from Henry Belt led to an Alistair Matule breakaway. Mutale finished to the bottom left corner, knotting the game at 1-1.
  • Drake Byrd nearly regained the lead for Bowdoin in the 52nd minute, launching a shot from outside the box which Lyons tipped over the crossbar.
  • Byrd successfully converted 17 minutes later on a breakaway. Byrd beat his defender and rounded the goalie before finishing with a shot to the top left corner.
  • Jack Shultz pushed the lead to 3-1 with 12 minutes to play. Shultz booted a left footed shot from outside the box, through traffic, to the left post.

By the Numbers

  • Lyons ended the day with seven saves.
  • Bowdoin's Chris Kingston made three stops.
  • The Polar Bears held a 21-9 shot advantage and 5-1 edge in corner kicks.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin plays at Colby on October 9 at 3:00 p.m.
  • The Bantams host Western Connecticut State at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.