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Bowdoin Downs Women’s Soccer in Pivotal NESCAC Matchup

Alyssa Kogelmann

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Connecticut College women's soccer team fell to Bowdoin by a 2-0 score on Saturday afternoon at Pickard Field.

With the setback and one last league match remaining on the schedule, Connecticut College ended the afternoon in a three-way tie for eighth place in the standings with Bowdoin and Colby. The Polar Bears host Tufts, the Mules travel to Bates, and the Camels visit Wesleyan when the regular season concludes on Tuesday afternoon.

Julia Patterson scored both goals in her final home match for the Polar Bears. In the 24th minute, Tess Huckaby attempted a corner kick from the right side which the senior finished through traffic by placing the ball inside the left post. 

Senior Alex Baltazar (Ludlow, Mass.) nearly knotted the score early in the second half, but goalkeeper Penny Rocchio made a save at the last moment with the ball nearly on the goal line to keep the Polar Bears ahead. Patterson then doubled the margin on a miscue by reserve netminder Katy Pelletier (Topsfield, Mass.), firing the ball into the center of the net in the 57th minute of play.

Pelletier blocked a hard shot by Julia Adelmann with under 18 minutes remaining to keep the Camels within striking distance for the remainder of regulation. The visitors, however, were unable to get any shots off the rest of the way and suffered the two-goal defeat.

Rocchio earned the shutout victory for Bowdoin (6-6-2, NESCAC 2-6-1) by making eight saves in the contest. Junior Sarah Williams (Sherborn, Mass.) was charged with the loss after redirecting two shots in the first half and surrendering the eventual game-winning marker.

Connecticut College (7-6-1, NESCAC 2-6-1) will look to punch its ticket to the NESCAC Tournament when it visits Wesleyan to conclude the regular season on Tuesday afternoon. Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m.