BRUNSWICK – The Bowdoin College women’s soccer team played 110 minutes of shutout soccer en route to a 0-0 double overtime tie with Colby on Tuesday evening.

The Polar Bears are 0-1-1 (0-1-1 NESCAC), while the Mules are 1-1-1 (0-1-1 NESCAC). The two teams tied 1-1 last season.

The first serious scoring chance for either team came nine minutes into action as Penny Rocchio swallowed up a point-blank shot from Olivia Siegel.

Six minutes into the second frame, Bowdoin looked to break through as Tess Huckaby launched a left-footed shot from the top right corner of the box. The ball sailed just wide of the far post.

Rocchio made another key save in the 60th minute, denying a bid from Juliette Nadeau sent on net from 18-yards out.

In the final 15 seconds of regulation the Polar Bears peppered Colby with multiple close-range chip shots, but the final bid was stopped on the goal line by Sofia Oliveria, who pinned the ball between her chin and the post before nudging it out to deny the game-winner.

Bowdoin held an 8-1 corner kick advantage and 17-8 shot advantage. Rocchio made four saves for the Polar Bears. Dani Lonati started for Colby and made one stop. Gray made 10 saves, including five in overtime, with 65 minutes in net.

The Polar Bears host Middlebury on Saturday with a noon start.

Men’s soccer

Drake Byrd scored two goals to lead Bowdoin to a 4-1 win over Husson at Bangor. 

The Polar Bears are 2-1, while the Eagles fell to 1-3.

Husson jumped out to an early lead, scoring under three minutes into action. Ben Shumway finished off a feed from Joao Passoni to go up 1-0.

Bowdoin broke through in the 25th minute with Byrd’s first of the day.

The Polar Bears took the lead with under five minutes remaining in the half. Max McPherron finished off a pass from Matthew Braver to go ahead 2-1.

Byrd added a second unassisted tally 11 minutes into the second half. Dylan Reid capped the game with Bowdoin’s fourth score of the night, with a helper recorded by Harry Cooper.

Bowdoin held a 19-7 edge in shots.

Chris Kingston made two stops for Bowdoin. Nikoloz Bulashvili made five saves for Husson.

Bowdoin plays its home opener on Saturday at noon when Middlebury comes to Brunswick.


Bowdoin shook off a third set loss to take a 3-1 victory over the University of Southern Maine in its home opener at Morrell Gymnasium on Tuesday evening.

The Polar Bears improved to 2-2 , while the Huskies fell to 3-4.

The Polar Bears cruised in the first two sets and rebounded from a third-set loss in a 25-11, 25-9, 18-25, 25-22 victory.

Bowdoin jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the first set and capped the win with a pair of Sophia Pahl kills to seal it. In the second, Bowdoin opened up an early 14-3 advantage en route to the victory, clinching on Cori Gray’s ace and a USM attack error to open up a 2-0 advantage.

USM climbed back into the contest with an impressive bounce-back third set, fending off several Bowdoin runs and finishing the set on a 4-0 run, sparked by a Kylee Austin service ace.

The Huskies appeared poised to force a fifth set when they opened up an 18-13 advantage in the fourth stanza, but Bowdoin came out of a timeout and went on a 6-0 run on Lexie Freund’s service to take the lead. The Polar Bears put the match away on a Caroline Flaharty kill.

Twelve different Bowdoin players recorded kills, paced by eight from Pahl and seven from Gray, who also had seven total blocks. Ella Haugen had 18 assists while Emily King had 25 digs.

Bowdoin will return to action on Friday night at the MIT Invitational against Wellesley in a rematch of last Friday’s season-opener at 6:30 p.m.

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