Friday, October 8, 2010

Bowdoin Slips Past BA

Bridgton traveled to Bowdoin College to play their JV team this Wednesday. Bridgton battled through the rain and cold but was unable to win against a more physical Bowdoin team. The Polar Bears took the lead late in the first half, scoring on a header from a corner kick. The game conditions worsened as the rain continued to fall. Crispin Munyanya (Manchester, NH) nearly tied the score when he fought for a loose ball in the box and was able to get his shot off. Unfortunately, the Bowdoin keeper made a good save to preserve his teams lead.

Bowdoin scored again early in the second half on a loose ball in Bridgton's box. Bridgton's defense worked hard and held off Bowdoin's attack for the rest of the match. The wolverines had a few good chances to score in the second half but were unable to capitalize and fell to Bowdoin 2-0.

After the game, Coach Ashenfelter took saw it as a learning opportunity. "Bowdoin was a very strong team, and it was a great opportunity for us to learn how to play in tough conditions against a strong opponent. Chances went back and forth, and unfortunately on the day Bowdoin was able to capitalize on their chances and we were not," said Ashenfelter.

Ashenfelter also wanted to mention, "A special thanks is due to the Rogers Family who's generous post game meal helped us to recover from the loss, and look forward to getting back on the field this Saturday."

The team will take the field again when Kents Hill comes to BA for Parents Weekend. The team will play at 3:30 on Saturday the 9th.

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