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Women's Soccer Battles to 0-0 Draw at Bowdoin

Women's Soccer Battles to 0-0 Draw at Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine—Senior goalkeeper Maddison Gierschick (Hopkinton, Mass.) finished with a season-high 10 saves to help visiting Babson College play Bowdoin College 0-0 double-overtime draw in non-conference women's soccer action on Wednesday afternoon at Pickard Field.

Babson moves to 2-0-1 on the year, while Bowdoin is now 0-0-1.

Polar Bears' junior Sabrina Albanese (Rye, N.Y.) turned away shots by Beavers' first-year Katherine Ryan (Winchester, Mass.) and senior Jessica Fernandes (Pawtucket, R.I.) in the opening 22 minutes. Gierschick made three first-half stops, and the hosts best scoring chance came in the 37th minute when sophomore Lynn Farquhar (Bethesda, Md.) headed a cross from senior Julia Patterson (Hingham, Mass.) just over the crossbar from the center of the box.

Gierschick made six saves in the second half, including a key stop on Farquhar in the 86th minute to keep the game deadlocked. Babson pressed for the go-ahead goal late in regulation, but were unable to take advantage of three corner kicks over the final 3:08.

Bowdoin recorded the only two shots during extra time and Gierschick was forced to make just one save, denying sophomore Beth Brown (Novato, Calif.) in the 96th minute.

The Polar Bears finished with a 20-3 edge in shots and held a slip 8-6 advantage in corner kicks.

Both teams return to action on Saturday as Babson travels to Eastern Connecticut State at 1 p.m., while Bowdoin hosts Amherst at 12 p.m.

• The Beavers are now 2-4-3 over their 10 nine meetings with Bowdoin going back to 2004.
• Going back to last October, Babson is 5-1-2 over its last eight matches away from home.
• The Beavers have conceded just once over 290 minutes to begin the season.