FORMER LISBON HIGH SCHOOL standout Kailyn Hill, left, of Maine-Farmington chases the ball along with Bowdoin’s Nikki Wilson during a women’s soccer game in Brunswick on Wednesday. The Polar Bears downed Hill’s Beavers, 6-0.

FORMER LISBON HIGH SCHOOL standout Kailyn Hill, left, of Maine-Farmington chases the ball along with Bowdoin’s Nikki Wilson during a women’s soccer game in Brunswick on Wednesday. The Polar Bears downed Hill’s Beavers, 6-0.

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The Bowdoin College women’s soccer team scored five goals in the opening half en route to a 6-0 shutout over visiting University of Maine-Farmington on Wednesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears moved to 7-2 overall with the victory, while the Beavers fell to 5-5.

The Polar Bears scored twice in the first 12:16 to take an early lead. Morgen Gallagher scored her first goal of the day just 9:46 into the contest before Talia Missan added a tally at 12:16. Julia Patterson assisted on both goals.

Gallagher added her second goal of the contest at 27:46, sparking a three-goal surge over an 11-minute stretch that saw Kate Rusk- Kosa and Kate Morrison add markers. Morrison’s goal was the first of her career and gave the hosts a 5-0 halftime lead.

Julia Bottone rounded out the scoring with a goal at 74:19 for the Polar Bears.

Kiana Thompson was peppered all day in goal for UMF and made 10 saves as Bowdoin owned a 25-5 shot advantage. Three Polar Bears shared time in goal including Anne Parrish (two saves), Rachel Stout (one save) and Sabrina Albanese (one save).

Bowdoin returns to home conference play on Saturday against Trinity College at 2 p.m.

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Bowdoin shut out visiting University of Maine-Farmington 5-0 on Wednesday night.

The second-ranked Polar Bears (8-1) tallied two goals in the opening half and added three in the second to hand the Beavers (6-2) their second loss of the season.

The Polar Bears pressured through the opening minutes of play, finally breaking through 9:44 into the first half. Mettler Growney crossed a ball from high on the right side, through traffic, to Kimmy Ganong on the opposite post. Ganong slapped in the feed to take the 1-0 lead.

Bowdoin scored four minutes later, successfully converting on a penalty corner. Johna Cook inserted to Elizabeth Bennewitz at the top of the circle. Bennewitz teed up a drive that bested Patty Smith to double Bowdoin’s lead.

Three minutes into the second half, Kara Finnerty scored on a solo effort in the circle. Finnerty weaved through several UMF defenders before finding the back of the cage with a close-range shot. Juliana Fiore finished off a fast cross by Ganong on the right post. Fiore tracked the ball as it was nearing the end line and brought it back into play for a hard low-angle shot 11 minutes into the half.

Ganong scored the final goal of the game 16 minutes into the second half, burying a rebound off the pads.

Smith started the evening in net for the Beavers and tallied 13 saves in 46 minutes of work. Alyssa Arsenault made six saves in relief. Clara Belitz started in net for the Polar Bears, with Liz Rill playing the final 18 minutes with a pair of saves.

Bowdoin outshot the visitors 31-3 and held a 14-1 edge in corners.

Bowdoin hosts Trinity at 2 p.m. on Saturday.


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