Connecticut College 1, Bowdoin College 0 2OT
Prophet Supplies Game-Winner-5-1 Camels Off to Program´s Fastest Start Since 1993
NEW LONDON, Conn. -Trevor Prophet (Nashua, N.H.) buried a direct kick from 20 yards out with 6:22 remaining in the second overtime session Saturday, lifting the Connecticut College Camels (5-1, 3-1) to their fourth straight victory, a 1-0 blanking of Bowdoin College (5-2, 3-2) on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field. Senior Alex Martland (Marblehead, Mass.) recorded four of his five saves in the second half for the Camels, who have raced out to their fastest start since 1993.
Senior Mickey Lenzi (Hauppauge, N.Y.) was fouled on the play that led to the free kick. Lenzi, who is used to performing as a hurdler on the surrounding track at the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field, tried to dodge a pair of Bowdoin defenders but wound up hitting the deck with the contact. Prophet put the game-away, rifling a rising shot into the left corner of the goal. Prophet, the reigning conference player of the week, has erupted with four goals and two assists in his past four games.
Bowdoin out-shot Connecticut College 19-to-8 in the match. The Polar Bears had their chances to win the game in regulation. In the 81st minute of action, Alex Thomas (Cumberland, Maine) launched a corner kick across the scoring box. Sean Bishop (Danvers, Mass.) was able to get a head on it but the ball grazed the crossbar and sailed out of play. With 3:15 left, Martland was tested when Tim Prior (Georgetown, Mass.) was able to snap off a nifty turnaround shot on the goal but the senior keeper made the save to force the extra session.
Both clubs had scoring opportunities in the first half. With 17:40 remaining, Prior launched a 30 yard blast that hooked just outside the left post for the visitors. In the 34th minute, Hunter Clark (Boxford, Mass.) lofted a shot over the top from 20 yards out that bounced off the crossbar.
The Camels threatened in the 35th minute of action when Nick Maghenzani (Allendale, N.J.) rifled a low cross that landed just a couple of yards in front of Trevor Prophet (Nashua, N.H.), who was sprinting to the far post.
Martland posts his third shutout of the season in the blanking. Dan Hicks (New York, N.Y.) made three saves for the Polar Bears.
October 3, 2009