No. 21 Bowdoin Shuts Out Southern Maine 3-0

Junior Marissa Temple turned in another strong performance for the Huskies
Junior Marissa Temple turned in another strong performance for the Huskies
            GORHAM, Maine – Juniors Kiersten Turner (Gorham, Maine) and Jamie Hofstetter (Chester, N.J./West Morris Mendham) each scored a goal and had an assist to lead the No. 21 Bowdoin College Polar Bears to a 3-0 win over the University of Southern Maine in a non-conference women's soccer game Tuesday afternoon at Hannaford Field. 

            With the win the Polar Bears improve to 7-1 overall.  The Huskies suffers its third consecutive loss to stand 2-8-1. 

            Turner gave the Polar Bears the early lead scoring the first goal of the game in the fifth minute.  Turner hit a well-struck ball to the far post; initially the shot ricocheted off of the left goal post, but it deflected off of a Husky defender for a 1-0 Bowdoin advantage. The Polar Bears made it 2-0 in the 13th minute when Hofstetter was the recipient of a timely through ball in the box for her third goal of the season.  Turner played the ball forward senior Amanda Kinneston (Shelburne, Vt./Champlain Valley) who one-time the ball to an on-rushing Hofstetter.

            Bowdoin had several more scoring opportunities in the opening stanza, but Husky junior goalkeeper Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.) played a tremendous game for Southern Maine to limit the Polar Bears to a 2-0 advantage in the first half.

            In the second half, Temple continued to stymie the Bowdoin chances making several diving saves and halting one-on-one challenges.  The Polar Bears scored their final goal of the game in the 82nd minute when Hofstetter sent a through ball on the left side to a wide-open sophomore Julia Bottone (Medway, Mass.).  Bottone took advantage of the opportunity and was able to beat Temple to the far post netting.

            Temple, who finished the game making 16 saves, played an outstanding defensive game controlling the 18, as the Huskies trailed Bowdoin 10-0 in corner kicks.  Bowdoin junior Bridget McCarthy (Hopkinton, Mass./Worcester Academy) made two saves to earn the shut out.  McCarthy played 73:32 before being lifted in favor of freshman Rachel Stout (Lakeville, Minn./Shattuck-Saint Mary's) for the final 16:28 of the game.  Stout did not face a shot.

            Southern Maine travels to UMass Dartmouth on Saturday (4:00 p.m.) in a Little East Conference game.  Bowdoin hosts Trinity in a NESCAC match on Saturday (12:00 p.m.).