September 27, 2010

            Senior Annie Rowell (Craftsbury, Vt.) scored just 1:06 into overtime to lift Middlebury to a 2-1 victory over Bowdoin in a NESCAC match-up on Kohn Field. The goal was the first of the season for Rowell and the 18th of her career.

            Senior Nora Tomlinson-Weintraub (Burlingame, Calif.) gave Middlebury a 1-0 lead 12:32 into the game, scoring with a blast from 20 yards out that tucked inside the left post. The Panthers had another chance late in the half when rookie Julie Favorito's (Winchester, Mass.) shot wasn't completely stopped by Bowdoin keeper Kat Flaherty (4 saves), but sophomore Amy Schlueter's (San Francisco, Calif.) follow just missed the net.

            Bowdoin turned up the pressure in the second half a bit, with Middlebury senior keeper Lauryn Torch (Bronxville, N.Y.) (3 saves) keeping the lead intact. Torch made a save on Ellery Gould before winning a race to the ball with Molly Duffy.

            The Polar Bears tied the game with just 8:50 remaining, when Casey Blossom's initial save was deflected by Torch, but Gould was there for the rebound, heading the ball in for her third of the season.

            Neither team could score through the end of regulation, forcing the game into overtime. Rowell's game-winner began with a free kick from senior Katie Ruymann (Medfield, N.J.) at midfield. Rookie Scarlett Kirk (San Francisco, Calif.) headed the ball towards the goal, before it was cleared out by a defender. Senior Caroline Downer (Stamford, Conn.) then crossed a ball that was just out of Flaherty's reach, as Rowell quickly found the back of the net.
• Women's soccer record: 3-2-1                  
• Up next: 10/2 @ Colby