Trinity Women's Soccer Drops NESCAC Match At Bowdoin
Brunswick, Maine - Molly Popolizio scored the game-winning goal with 14:51 remaining to lift the Bowdoin College Polar Bear women's soccer team to a 2-1 win over the visiting Trinity College Bantams this afternoon. The Polar Bears improve to 10-3 overall and 6-3 in the NESCAC with the win and clinches the No. 4 seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament. Trinity drops to 4-7-1 overall and 3-6-0 in the league and is in a battle for the No. 8 spot in the conference tournament entering the final week of action.
Bowdoin wasted little time getting on the board Saturday as Alexa Yurick accepted a cross from Stacie Sammott and put home the game's first goal just five minutes into the contest. The Polar Bears held a 8-4 edge in shots in the opening half and carried their one-goal lead through intermission.
Trinity evened the tally early in the second half as Elisa Dolan ripped a shot from outside the box that banged off the cross bar and straight down, trickling over the goal line in the 50th minute to tie the contest at one apiece.
Bowdoin's game-winner came after a string of consecutive chances for the hosts. Sarah Wallace controlled the ball on the wing and served a perfect cross into the box to Popolizio, who buried the go-ahead goal in the 76th minute to put the Polar Bears on top.
Trinity had a handful of late chances, including a corner kick with under two minutes to play, but could not find the game-tying score. Bridget McCarthy made the lead stand with six saves for Bowdoin, including four in the second half. Monica DiFiori made four stops for Trinity.
The Bantams will close out their regular season at home on Tuesday against Wesleyan. The Polar Bears will finish at Tufts on Tuesday as well. Both games are slated for 3 p.m. starts.