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A Pair of First-Half Goals Propels Wesleyan Past Bowdoin

Photo by Lianne Yun '18
Photo by Lianne Yun '18

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan men's soccer team (2-2, 1-0) utilized a pair of early goals to triumph over Bowdoin, 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. This was the first NESCAC game for the Cardinals who now hold a 35-24-4 overall series record against the Polar Bears (2-3, 0-2).

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Wesleyan got off to a quick start, notching its first goal just 4:06 into the contest when Mike Gallo took advantage of a Bowdoin defensive breakdown to make it 1-0.  
  • The Polar Bears looked for the equalizer, but the Wesleyan defense clamped down, denying four back-to-back opportunities from Bowdoin.
  • The Cardinals tacked on another tally at the 23:50 mark when James Schubauer's header found the back of the net, making it 2-0.
  • Bowdoin had an opportunity to get on the board at the 78:55 mark, but Moctar Niang's header shot went just wide of the goal.
  • Wesleyan had a chance to add another goal with just 10 seconds remaining, but Jack Pironti's shot hit the crossbar before going out of bounds.

 INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Chris Franklin picked up the win in net for the Cardinals with five saves, while Owen Wolfson made three stops in goal for Bowdoin.

 UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals hit the road for three-straight away contests, beginning with Vassar on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.