BRUNSWICK — Toni DaCampo scored the game’s only goal late in the first half as the Bowdoin College women’s soccer team defeated the University of New England 1-0 on Tuesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears improved to 5-1, while the Nor’easters dropped to 3-7.

After the teams traded possessions for most of the opening period, Bowdoin scored with 12:04 left in the stanza. Carolyn Gorajek served a ball from the right wing to DaCampo at the top of the box. DaCampo ripped a strike that tucked under the crossbar and over the outstretched hands of UNE goaltender Gina Iannazzi to give the hosts a 1-0 advantage.

UNE held a 17-15 shots advantage for the game, but Bowdoin’s defense stood tall as Polar Bear netminder Bridget McCarthy made nine saves, including six in the second half to preserve the win. Iannazzi also made nine saves.

Bowdoin is set to return to action with a home contest on Saturday at noon against Connecticut College.

Men’s soccer

Zach Danssaert scored the gamewinning goal in the 84th minute to lift Bowdoin to a 2-1 win over Bates on Tuesday evening.

The Polar Bears improved to 5-1 (2-1 NESCAC), while the Bobcats fell to 2- 3-1 (0-3-1 NESCAC).

Bates dented the scoreboard first with 12:31 remaining in the opening period. when a high ball floated into the box, finding the head of John Murphy, who collided with Bowdoin goaltender Will Wise. The ball slipped through traffic and into the net to give the Bobcats a one-goal lead.

Bowdoin evened the score late in the half when a Bates handball in the box resulted in a penalty kick for the Polar Bears. Eric Goitia banged home the PK to knot the game 2:17 before intermission.

The teams traded blows into the second half, until a late push downfield by Andrew Jones resulted in the decisive goal. Jones led a push down the right wing and centered a perfectlyplaced low pass to Danssaert, who flicked it inside the left post with 5:38 to go.

Bates had a pair of free kicks in Bowdoin’s attacking zone in the final few minutes but failed to find the equalizer.

Zach Shabman made four saves in the loss for Bates. Wise made five stops in goal for the Polar Bears.

Bowdoin is scheduled to return to action Saturday with a home contest against Connecticut College.


Melissa Haskell posted a matchhigh 18 kills to lead Bowdoin to a 3-0 win over UMass Boston on Tuesday evening in a non-conference match at Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears, who won by game scores of 25-23, 30-28, 25-21, claimed their 39th consecutive home victory and improved to 11-1 this fall.

The Beacons dropped to 9-5. It marks the second time Bowdoin has beaten UMass Boston this season after dropping a pair of matches, including an NCAA Tournament game to the Beacons last year.

Bowdoin rallied from a 19-17 hole to take the first set and then rebounded from a late deficit to take a dramatic 30-28 win in set two. Haskell was outstanding, racking up 10 digs and two aces to go with her 18 kills. Christy Jewett had nine kills, while Sophia Cornew had 15 digs and 40 assists in the win for Bowdoin.

The Polar Bears will return to the court with a pair of home matches this weekend. Bowdoin will play Wesleyan on Friday at 8 p.m. and Connecticut College Saturday at 2 p.m.

Women’s tennis

The Polar Bears had a strong showing against Division I competition this weekend at the Cissie Leary Invitational hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.

As the only Division III team in the competition, the Polar Bears held their own, particularly in doubles play. Kellen Alberstone and Tiffany Cheng posted a 3-1 record.

Chantalle Lavertu and Emma Chow combined to finish 3-2 against toplevel competition.

The Polar Bears will compete at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association New England Regional this upcoming weekend at MIT. Competition begins on Friday and continues through Sunday.