The women's soccer team ended their season last Sunday with a well-fought 1-0 overtime loss to Middlebury.

The Bears were not able to reach the semifinals of this year's NESCAC tournament and thus will not advance to the NCAA tournament.

The team finished the year at 8-7 but were 4-6 in NESCAC play.

Coming off a 2-1 win over Tufts on Friday to secure the sixth seed in this year's tournament, Bowdoin was ready for a chance to beat Middlebury only two days later. But even though the Bears had won their two previous overtime games, Bowdoin could not muster another victory in extra time against the Panthers.

"We played our hearts out against them," said junior defender Tiernan Cutler, "but unfortunately we couldn't break through in the end."

Middlebury controlled the ball and had the majority of scoring opportunities in the contest, outshooting Bowdoin by a margin of 27-8.

Annie Rowell of Middlebury led both teams with ten shots but was unable to find the back of the net until the 97th minute of the game. Having received a cross from the right side of play, Rowell headed the ball off the cross bar and into the goal.

Middlebury advances to the semifinals of this year's tournament and is currently slated to play Amherst tomorrow afternoon.

Just two days earlier, Bowdoin began its weekend well against Tufts University, beating the Jumbos 1-0 in regulation.

Senior tri-captain Dana Riker scored the only goal of the game with a shot from distance in the sixth minute of her last career game at home. But once again the Bears were out-shot by a heavy margin as Tufts tallied 20 shots to Bowdoin's four.

Junior goalie Kat Flaherty was able to keep Tufts scoreless however, recording 12 saves en route to her fourth shutout of the year. Flaherty ended the season with 106 saves, good enough for third in the conference.

Sophomore sensation Ellery Gould is also coming off a great season. She led the NESCAC in goals with 12 and finished second in points with 26. Bowdoin graduates only two seniors this year, tri-captains Dana Riker and Larkin Brown, though both were starters.

"Even though we didn't have the best record this year, I felt that in our last couple of weeks we really came together as a team both on and off the field," said Cutler.