BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Sophomore Celeste Swain (Berkeley, Calif.) and senior Dana Riker (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) each scored two goals in the first half as Bowdoin College coasted past the University of Southern Maine 6-0 in a non-conference women's soccer match Wednesday afternoon at Pickard Field.
The win levels the Polar Bears overall record at 2-2-0. The Huskies dropped their second straight and fall to 1-6-0 overall.
Bowdoin scored all six of its goals in the opening 45 minutes, then coasted home for the win. Sophomore Ellery Gould (East Sandwich, Mass.) netted what proved to be the game-winning goal in the seventh minute of play. Gould picked up a loose ball in the box and tapped it home for her third goal of the campaign.
Riker netted her first goal at the 12:00 mark when she struck a 25-yard shot over USM sophomore goalkeeper Kat Rothe (Leeds, Maine/Leavitt Area) to begin a run of three goals in less than three minutes. Swain's first marker, assisted by Riker, came in the 14th minute. Riker scored her second goal off an assist from sophomore Amy Hackett (Bangor, Maine) in the 15th minute.
Swain converted an assist from Gould in the 22nd minute, and rookie Lucy Morrell (Brunswick, Maine) closed out the scoring finding the net in the 41st minute.
Each team employed three goalkeepers in the match. Junior Kat Flaherty (Fairfield, Conn.) started for Bowdoin making one save in the first half. Rookies Gen Barlow (Norwich, Conn.) and Devin Hardy (Millbrook, N.Y.) split the second half and each recorded a save. Rothe registered one stop before giving way to senior Alison Bradley (Auckland, New Zealand) in the 18th minute. Bradley had eight saves. Freshman Katie Cobb (Lewiston, Maine) played the final 25 minutes for USM and had one stop.
Southern Maine travels to Plymouth State University on Saturday (1:00 p.m.) for a Little East Conference match. Bowdoin hosts NESCAC rival Middlebury College on Saturday (11:00 a.m.).