Panthers lose in semis
December 19, 2003
Date: November 8, 2003<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Site: Williamstown, Mass.
TEAM 1 2 OT OT F
Bowdoin (13-1-2) 1 0 1 - 2
Middlebury (11-3-2) 1 0 0 - 1
P T Time Player (assists) Score
1 M 18:01 John Sales (John Rusten) 1-0 M
1 B 24:46 Bobby Desilets (penalty kick) 1-1 tie
OT B 91:48 Thomas Bresnehan (Desilets) 2-1 B
Name MP SAVES GA
Craig Hirsh-M 91:48 1 2
Travis Derr-M 91:48 6 1
MIDDLEBURY FALLS IN OT IN NESCAC SEMIFINALS
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Bowdoin scored just 1:48 into overtime to pick up a 2-1 win over Middlebury in the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament at Williams. The Polar Bears will take on the host school on Sunday at noon in the title game.
Middlebury opened the game's scoring at 18:01 as John Rusten found John Sales with a slide pass before Sales buried the low hard shot into the net. Bowdoin tied the game at 24:26 as Bobby Desilets converted a penalty kick after a hand-ball on the borderline of the penalty area. Neither team would score in the final 65:14 of regulation, forcing it into overtime. Bowdoin struck early as Desilets found Thomas Bresnehan who was one-on-one with Middlebury netminder Craig Hirsh. Bresnehan had some space and pushed a shot by Hirsh for the game-winner.
Middlebury held an 18-10 shots advantage in the contest, but could only put one goal by Travis Derr, who made six saves on the afternoon. Hirsh made one stop for the Panthers, who finish the season at 11-3-2.