Bowdoin Downs Southern Maine 6-0

Freshman Alli Thomas get her head on the ball.
Freshman Alli Thomas get her head on the ball.

(With contributions from Bowdoin College Sports Information)

            GORHAM, Maine -- The Bowdoin College women's soccer team posted its third consecutive shutout with a 6-0 triumph over the University of Southern Maine in a non-conference match at Pickard Field Tuesday afternoon.

            The win was the third straight for the Polar Bears who improved their overall mark to 6-1-1.  The Huskies slip to 4-6 overall.

            Sophomore Kiersten Turner (Gorham, Maine) put the Polar Bears on the board in the 10th minute of play knocking in her team-leading sixth goal of the season.  The home side doubled its advantage in the 17th minute as sophomore Audrey Phillips (Woodinville, Wash.) chipped home a shot after receiving a long pass into the box from senior Molly Popolizio (Rexford, N.Y.).

            USM senior goalkeeper Katie Cobb (Lewiston, Maine) kept the Huskies within striking distance over the remaining 28 minutes.  Cobb made 11 saves in the opening 45 minutes as Bowdoin racked up a 19-2 edge in shots.

            Bowdoin kept up its relentless offensive pressure in the second half against USM sophomore keeper Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.) who took over for Cobb at the break.  The Polar Bears took 32 shots in the second stanza to tally four more times.  Temple turned aside 12 shots.

            Junior Jenna DiCicco (Lincoln, Mass./Rivers School) found the back of the net in the 59th minute converting a set-up from rookie Maya Norman (Woodside, Calif.).  First-year Demi Feder (Malta, N.Y.) scored on a pair of long-range shots 13 minutes apart to increase the margin to 5-0.  First-year Marissa Tidona (North Bellmore, N.Y.) rounded out Bowdoin's scoring with the team's sixth and final goal in the 88th minute.

            Bowdoin's two goalkeepers, sophomore Bridget McCarthy (Hopkinton, Mass.) and rookie Casey Krause (Berkley Heights, N.J.), combined to give the Polar Bears their sixth clean sheet of the season.  McCarthy played the opening 68 minutes and recorded two saves.  Krause played the final 22 minutes without recording a save.  Cobb and Temple combined for 23 saves.

            The Polar Bears rolled up a 51-5 advantage in shots and had a 13-0 edge in corner kicks.

            Southern Maine returns home on Saturday (1:00 p.m.) for a Little East Conference match against the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  Bowdoin travels to Trinity College for a NESCAC match on Saturday (12:00 p.m.).