Amherst Finishes in 3-3 Tie at Bowdoin

First-year Jess Wall scored her first
collegiate goal against Bowdoin.

From a Bowdoin College Release

BRUNSWICK, ME - The Amherst College women's soccer team came away from a NESCAC match-up with Bowdoin with a 3-3 overtime tie this afternoon, the Jeffs' second straight stalemate.

The result keeps the Lord Jeffs undefeated in NESCAC play with a 2-0-1 record, and moves the team's overall mark to 2-1-2.

Bowdoin's Ellery Gould scored a pair of goals while Amherst featured three different scorers in the game.

Bowdoin jumped out to a two-goal lead in just 23 minutes of play, as Kit Hamley's perfect through-ball came to the foot of Rebecca Silva, who netted it to give the Polar Bears the advantage 4:12 into the contest. Later in the frame, Ellery Gould took a feed from Hamley, shook two defenders and buried a chance into the corner of the net to give the hosts a 2-0 lead.

Amherst wasted little time rebounding, however, and scored twice in the final 18 minutes of the period to knot the game at halftime. Kyla Woodhouse (Topsham, ME) got the Jeffs on the board with a high shot from the top of the box that was just beyond the reach of Bowdoin's Kelly Thomas at 27:22. Less than 10 minutes later, Jill Whiting's (Clark, NJ) corner kick came to Jess Wall (Glencoe, IL), who headed the ball into the net to tie the contest at 36:36.

The Jeffs took the lead early in the second stanza when  Meg Murphy (Springfield, MA) took control of a loose ball at the top of the box and tucked it inside the post just 47 seconds into the half. Gould responded for Bowdoin with under 14 minutes remaining when she booted home a ball from just inside the box to force the extra session. Neither team could find the back of the net in overtime as the game ended in a 3-3 tie.

Thomas finished with six saves for Bowdoin. Lili Ferguson (Winnetka, IL) played a half for Amherst, making two saves in the opening period. Allie Horwitz (Woodbridge, CT) played the remainder in goal for Amherst and stopped two shots.

Amherst will travel to non-conference rival Wheaton College (MA) on Wednesday for a 4:30 p.m. game.