Late Goal Lifts Middlebury Past Women's Soccer

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BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Middlebury women's soccer team scored with under two minutes remaining in regulation to pin a 2-1 setback on Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (0-2-1, 0-1-1 NESCAC) scored their first goal of the season early in the game, but the fifth-ranked Panthers (5-0-0, 2-0-0 NESCAC) came back to earn the win.

Game Highlights

  • With just 7:29 off the clock. Sophia Lemmer buried a penalty kick to put Bowdoin ahead 1-0.
  • In the 32nd minute, Eliza Van Voorhis fed Leah Salzman for an equalizer.
  • Penny Rocchio made key save with five minutes remaining in the first half, kicking away a bid from Ellie Bavier.
  • Rocchio turned away a free kick that curled into the box early in the second to keep the game knotted at 1-1.
  • With just 1:35 remaining in the game, Ellie Greenberg put a shot inside the far left post to lift the Panthers to a 2-1 victory.

By the Numbers

  • Ursula Alwang made one save for Middlebury.
  • Rocchio made four stops for the Polar Bears.
  • The Panthers held a 13-2 shot advantage and 4-3 edge in corner kicks.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears play at Babson on Wednesday with an updated start time of 3:30 p.m.
  • Middlebury hosts Hamilton next Saturday at 11:00 a.m.