BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin College women’s soccer team improved to 6-0 for the first time since 2000 in a 4-1 victory over the University of New England on Wednesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears, who are ranked a program-best 11th in the latest NSCAA Division III poll, have won their first six games for the fourth time in school history (2000, 1999, 1995). The Nor’easters, after starting the year on a five-game winning streak, have lost consecutive games and stand at 5-2.

Bowdoin was in command from the early going, but managed just one first-half goal despite posting a 14-2 shots advantage. Amanda Kinneston accounted for the lone goal as she received a pass from Kaley Nelson on the right side of the penalty area and slipped a shot inside the right post at 27:04.

The Polar Bears doubled the lead early in the second half on a transition goal. From midfield, Kinneston played the ball to her right to Maggie Godley, who lofted a perfect cross to the head of Abby Einwag on the back post at 49:10.

Jamie Hofstetter tagged a shot inside the left post from the top of the box at 58:23, and Abby Hammerl finished off a loose ball following a corner kick at 69:24 to close out the Bowdoin scoring.

Former Morse High School standout Tori Field notched her first collegiate goal on a breakaway with under six minutes remaining for UNE, trimming the score to 4-1. She tucked a shot inside the right post at 84:05.

Bridget McCarthy was forced to make two saves in the first 64:30 of play in goal for Bowdoin before giving way to Rachel Stout, who stopped one shot and allowed the UNE goal in the final 25:30. Brielle Robinson made seven saves for the Nor’easters, allowing three Bowdoin goals in 66:08. Emily Richard stopped one shot and permitted one score in the final 23:52.

Bowdoin held a 24-7 lead in shots and held a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.

The Polar Bears are slated to visit Brandeis on Saturday at 1 p.m.