The Hamilton College women’s soccer team recorded its first win ever against Bowdoin, beating the Polar Bears 1-0 on Saturday in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's Love Field. The Continentals improved to 8-3-0 overall and evened their conference record at 3-3 while handing the Polar Bears (8-2-0, 5-1 NESCAC) their first league loss.

Box score

Katja Dunlap ’18 scored the game’s only goal, taking over the team lead with her sixth of the year. She caught up to a long pass down the left sideline, dribbled around a defender and sent a high shot from 25 yards out inside the far post. The goal, which came just under 20 minutes into play, was her third game-winner of the season.

The Polar Bears, who were outshot 16-10, had two of their best chances midway through the second period on shots by Alexa Yurick ‘15. In the 72nd minute she received a cross and sent a high shot over the hands of Hamilton goalkeeper Rachel Cooley ’18, but the ball struck the crossbar and Cooley came down with the rebound. Five minutes later Yurick took a long shot that went high over the net.

Cooley finished with three saves for her first career shutout. Bridget McCarthy ’16 made six stops for Bowdoin.

Hamilton wraps up its weekend homestand with an 11 a.m. game against Middlebury on Sunday. The Polar Bears play at Williams on Sunday, Oct. 12.

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