BRUNSWICK, Maine – Colby's Graham Pugh scored the game-winning goal 40 seconds into the second overtime to lift the Mules men's soccer team to a 1-0 win at Bowdoin on Wednesday afternoon.
Colby picks up a key NESCAC win and improves to 6-5-3 (2-5-2 NESCAC) while the Polar Bears fall to 6-3-4 (1-2-3 NESCAC).
- Bowdoin dominated the majority of the game, owning almost all of the good scoring chances in regulation.
- After a scoreless first half that saw the teams take three shots apiece, the Polar Bears owned the second half, posting an 11-0 shot advantage.
- Colby netminder Matt Morin was up to the task, stopping a point-blank shot by Bowdoin's Will Herman with 14 minutes left.
- With 11 minutes remaining in regulation, Bowdoin's Max McPherron controlled the ball in the box and chipped a shot that deflected off the crossbar to keep the game scoreless.
- In the first overtime Henry Cooper had Bowdoin's best scoring chance, sending a shot just wide of the cage with four minutes left in the extra session.
- Just before the buzzer of the first OT, Colby had their best chance of the game as a Polar Bear turnover resulted in a last-second shot by Aidan Wood that earned a diving stop by Michael Webber.
- It didn't take long in the second OT for the Mules to earn the victory as a loose ball in the Bowdoin box came to the foot of Graham Pugh. His initial touch soared just over the reach of Webber and grazed the crossbar, where it bounced loose in front. Pugh pounced on the rebound at 100:40 to give Colby the victory.
By The Numbers
- Not only was it Colby's first win over Bowdoin in five years, but it was also the first goal for Colby since that 1-0 victory in 2014. It was Colby's first win in Brunswick since 2011.
- Bowdoin ended the game with a 15-5 edge in shots and 5-2 advantage in corner kicks.
- Matt Morin finished with four saves in the shutout for Colby while Michael Webber made three saves for Bowdoin.
- Bowdoin will return to action on Saturday when they host Williams at noon.
- Colby is off until next Tuesday when they close out the regular season at home against Bates at 3:00 p.m.