The soccer teams traveled and fell together last Saturday after similar upsets in their first conference games of the season at Wesleyan.

Both the men and women battled past regulation time, but were ultimately defeated by the Cardinals' soccer squads 3-2 and 2-1, respectively.

On the men's side, Wesleyan led early, scoring two goals in the first half. Bowdoin first year Sam White responded by heading in a shot, assisted by Nick Powell '12.

With just 20 minutes left in regulation time, Alex Marecki '14 tied the game off a pass from Zach Ostrup '13.

The Polar Bears went into "golden goal" overtime, but the opposition scored after just two minutes.

"We made some defensive errors that are uncharacteristic for our squad," wrote Head Coach Fran O'Leary in an email to the Orient. "These are correctable, and as a result I am certain that one setback will not impact our confidence as a team," he added.

Sure enough, the Bowdoin men bounced back to defeat Gordon College 4-1 at their home opener Tuesday afternoon.

Powell led the way with a hat trick, while goalkeeper Will Wise '14 added three more saves to the six he made Saturday.

The women's squad was challenged with an even closer game on Saturday.

Wesleyan led with one goal in the first half, but Bowdoin dominated the second half with six saves from goalkeeper Louise Johnson '14.

Captain Ellery Gould '12 tied up the game with just eight minutes left, edging one step closer to tying the school record of 38 career goals and taking Bowdoin into overtime.

Yet the women were also defeated by Wesleyan after two minutes of overtime.

"I felt positively about the way our players came out," wrote head Coach Maren Rojas in an email to the Orient. "[They] turned a poor performance [in the] first half into a chance to win the game in the second half."

"In terms of what we'll take into the next game," she added, it is "the need to come out from the first whistle, ready to go."

On Wednesday, the women's team tied rival Bates 2-2 after double overtime. The team hosts Brandeis tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.