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Women's soccer edged by Bowdoin in OT, 2-1



LEWISTON, Maine -- Toni DaCampo scored amid a scramble in front of the net with 2:42 remaining in the first overtime period to give Bowdoin College a 2-1 NESCAC victory and hand the Bates College women's soccer team its first loss of the season on Saturday at Russell Street Field.

The visiting Polar Bears raised their record to 2-1-0 overall, 1-1-0 in the NESCAC. Bates drops to 1-1-1 both in overall and conference play.

Bowdoin's Ellery Gould sent a cross from the left side of the box to set up the game-winner. DaCampo got a foot on the ball from about six yards away from the face of the goal and poked it into the right side of the goal to end the game.

The game was scoreless at halftime, but Bowdoin took a 1-0 lead early in the second half, when Gould sent a direct kick past Bates junior goalie Annie Burns (Topsfield, Mass.) with 36:39 left in the period. It was the first goal let in by Burns this season, following 253 shutout minutes to start the year.

Bates evened the game at 1-1 in the 72nd minute of play. Sophomore Sam Rose (Toronto, Ontario) sent a through ball to first-year Jaimie Cappucci (Saugus, Mass.), who converted her first collegiate goal from eight yards out.

Burns was credited with six saves for Bates, while Bowdoin goalie Kat Flaherty made four saves. The Polar Bears outshot the Bobcats by a 19-13 margin, including a 12-4 difference in the first half. Bates outshot Bowdoin 9-7 after halftime.

STATS: Bowdoin 2, Bates 1 (OT)