WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College men's soccer team allowed two late goals in a tough 2-1 loss to Bowdoin on Monday night at Smith Field.
The Terriers unbeaten streak ends at four games as they fall to 5-4-1 (3-0-1 NAC) while the Polar Bears improve to 7-2 overall.
The Polar Bears applied heavy offensive pressure early in the first half as they failed to capitalize on opportunities. In the third minute, Jason Oliver took an open shot from out front as the ball rang off the left post.
Thomas opened the scoring in the 20th minute as Nawfal El-Antri (Dorchester, Mass.) sent a deep ball to Adam LaBrie (Yarmouth, Maine) in the box. LaBrie flipped the pass on with a header to Tevin Reid (Dorchester, Mass.) who one touched a shot just inside the left post for an early lead. Bowdoin had another scoring chance in the 42nd as a shot from Moctar Niang was stopped by a diving Jonathan Dutka (Durham, Maine) to keep the score 1-0 at the break.
The Polar Bears tallied two quick markers in the 64th minute within 24 seconds from CJ Masterson. Masterson notched the game up as he stole the ball from a defender in the box and beat Dutka to the right side. His second goal came as Ethan Ellsworth was awarded a penalty shot. Dutka made the initial save on the shot as Masterson sprinted in untouched to send the ball in for the game winner at 2-1.
Dutka was given the loss in goal after a great nine save performance while Stevie Van Siclen made one save for the Polar Bears.
Bowdoin outshot the Terriers 28-4 and held a 14-0 advantage in corners.
Thomas will return to action on Wednesday, October 4 as they host the University of Southern Maine at 7:00 p.m.