BANGOR, Maine – The Husson University men's soccer team battled hard, but fell 2-0 to Bowdoin on Tuesday night at Boucher Field.
With the defeat, the record of the Eagles stands at 1-2 (0-0 NAC) while the Polar Bears improve to 2-1.
Bowdoin had the majority of ball possession in the beginning of the game. The Eagles continued to fight hard and tried to make use of the ball when they won it. This almost paid off in the 15th minute. Miguel Caballero received the ball on the left side and beat a defender before crossing the ball into the penalty box. Rod Ghanayem almost converted the chance, but struck the ball over the goal. 27 minutes later, Ghanayem was close to score again. He curled a free kick fantastically, but was unlucky to see it hit the crossbar. At half time, the game was tied at 0-0.
In the second half, Bowdoin continued to have the ball. In the 49th minute they managed to turn this advantage into a goal. Ethan Ellworth hit the ball well on a free kick and the ball went into the roof of the net. In the 58th minute, the Polar Bears got another goal. Moctar Niang crossed the ball to Levi Morant who headed the ball into the net. That was the last goal of the game.
In the game, the Polar Bears outshot the Eagles 14-6. Other than the two goals, Cody Gross did not have to make any saves for Husson. Stevie Van Siclen made two saves for Bowdoin.
"I am extremely proud of our performance today," said head coach Gavin Penny. "The lads put in a tremendous shift against a powerhouse and on another day the result might have gone our way. I think it's testament to the work the boys are putting in on the training field. We are beginning to show how far we have come as a program and I can't wait for NAC play to start on Saturday starting with our noisy neighbors down in Waterville."
As the head coach was talking about, Husson will travel to Thomas on Saturday the 16th of September to face Thomas. That will be the first conference game for the Eagles this season. Kickoff is at 1:00 PM in Waterville.