soccer downed by Middlebury
Colleen Mathews, STAFF WRITER
The women's soccer team ended its season last Saturday
when it lost to Tufts University in the second round of NCAA Division
III tournament play. The Bears fell to Tufts last weekend in the NESCAC
tournament and are ready for revenge.
The game remained scoreless throughout the first and
second halves and two 15-minute overtimes. At the end of overtime play,
both teams knew that penalty kicks would decide this exciting contest.
Hilary Smith '04, Michal Shapiro '04, Lyndsey Sennot '02, Caroline Budney
'03, and Alison Lavoie '01 took the first five penalty kicks.
When both teams completed five, the score remained
tied, 4-4. The sixth kick was the deciding factor. Amory Bradley '03 missed,
while Tufts' Elizabeth Tooley fired her shot past Bowdoin Keeper Sarah
Farmer '01. Bowdoin finished the 2000 season with an outstanding record
of 13-2-2 and Tufts moved on to face Wheaten College, who defeated Middlebury
in double overtime.
The season was an amazing experience, including its
heart-breaking finish. The team climbed the National rankings to the fifth
spot and was seeded second in the NESCAC and NCAA tournaments.
The women's soccer team continues to earn individual
all-NESCAC honors. Four players represent the Polar Bears on the first
team and the second teams. Alison Farmer '01 and Abby Lockwood '01 were
named on the first team, while Sarah Farmer and Alison Lavoie are members
of the second team. Farmer's accolades also include the Bowdoin all-time
record for shutouts as well as victories. The team will now have to look
towards its youth in order to find a replacement worthy of Farmer's legacy.
The women's soccer team says good-bye to seven instrumental
seniors. Captains Kim Bohlin, Alison Farmer, Sarah Farmer, and Molly Perencevich
and Diana Blazar, Abby Lockwood, and Kate Walz will graduate next spring.
They leave behind an incredible program that will sorely miss their presence
and their leadership.
Bowdoin player schools her opposition. (Colin LeCroy/Bowdoin Orient)