Women's Soccer Falls on Late Goal Against Wesleyan

Jamie Lau scored early to give Bowdoin the lead
Jamie Lau scored early to give Bowdoin the lead

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Grace Devanny scored with three minutes remaining in regulation to lift the Wesleyan women's soccer team to a 2-1 win over Bowdoin on Saturday at Pickard Field.

The Cardinals improve to 4-1-0 (2-1-0 NESCAC) after notching the late game-winner against the Polar Bears (0-4-1, 0-3-1 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Devaney gave Wesleyan its first lead of the day at 19:24 after carrying down the right side and beating a defender. Devaney put the ball in the low left corner beyond the reach of Penny Rocchio.
  • A minute later the Cardinals looked for another but were denied by a diving save by Rocchio,
  • In the 31st minute, Bowdoin tied the game. Sophia Lemmer sent a cross towards Jamie Lau who one-timed the ball over Wesleyan's goalie.
  • With 15 minutes remaining in the second half, Wesleyan took a corner kick on the left side. The ball curled towards net only to be deflected away by Lizzie Sands on the near post.
  • Bowdoin looked for a game-winner with under six to play. Rachael Peacock faked out a defender at the top of the box and pulled the ball left, launching a left footed shot on net. The ball collided with the crossbar and back into play before being cleared over the endline.
  • Devanny's beat a defender down the left side and capitalized on a one-on-one with Rocchio to net the game-winner.

By the Numbers

  • Wesleyan held an 11-7 edge in shots. Both teams had seven corner kicks.
  • Sarah Hammond made three saves for the Cardinals.
  • Rocchio made four stops.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears play at UMaine-Farmington tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.