Late Goal Lifts Middlebury Past Bowdoin

September 21, 2013

Julia Favorito scored twice, including the game-winner with 3:29 remaining to lift Middlebury (3-1-1, 2-1) to a 2-1 NESCAC road win at Bowdoin (3-1-1, 2-1-1) on Saturday afternoon. The pair of Panther goals were the first given up by the Polar Bears this season. Middlebury returns to action on Tuesday when they host Lesley.

Less than 15 minutes into the opening half, Bowdoin goalie Bridget McCarthy made a diving save to deny Middlebury a direct shot from the top of the box, which followed a corner kick. The Panthers continued to control the opening minutes of play with a 5-1 shot advantage. Amy Martin’s shot connected with the crossbar, and the resulting scramble came to Favorito, who placed the ball in the bottom corner of the goal at 30:17.
In the second half, Bowdoin's Maya Norman forced Middlebury’s Elizabeth Foody to make a diving save towards the top left corner, causing the ball to hit crossbar and sail over the net. The Polar Bears finally solved Foody with under seven minutes remaining as Jamie Hofstetter capitalized on a free kick from the center of the eighteen. Middlebury answered Bowdoin’s tying score just three minutes later as Favorito turned at the top of the box to launch a shot into the upper right corner, just beyond the fingers of McCarthy.
The Panthers held a 17-10 shot advantage over Bowdoin, resulting in six stops for McCarthy and four for Foody.