Hartford, Conn. — Taking a 1-0 lead into the first half, the Trinity College women’s soccer program conceded the game-winning goal in the 59th minute on Saturday afternoon, dropping its second NESCAC competition of the season to Bowdoin, 2-1. The Bantams (2-4-1, 1-2 NESCAC) used a goal from freshman Colleen Lux (Shaker Heights, Ohio) to level the score in the 24th minute, but managed just one shot in the second half, giving the Polar Bears (3-4-1, 1-3-1 NESCAC) its first league win of the season.
After dominating possession to start the first half, the Bantams gave up a goal just fifteen minutes into play. Sophomore Lynn Farquhar (Bethesda, Md.) received a pass from classmate Aine Lawlor (Helena, Mont.) from across the 18-yard box during a Polar Bear counter; Lemmer was unmanned, and hit a low shot just inside the right post to give the visitors an early lead.
The Bantams fought back, tying the game in the 25th minute. A beauty of a pass from freshman Hannah Storozuk (Tolland, Conn.) stretched from midfield through the middle of the field, placing it on the foot of classmate Colleen Lux (Shaker Heights, Ohio). Lux turned on the jets from about 25 yards out, and fired a rocket from just inside the 18-yard box to level the score.
Bowdoin put away the game-winner in the 59th minute. Freshman Rachael Peacock (Bronxville, N.Y.) scored her second of the season on a feed from Lawlor, putting the Polar Bears up 2-1 and ending the scoring.
Junior goalkeeper Taylor O’Connor (Danvers, Mass.) made two stops in the setback, seeing eight shots total on the afternoon. Trinity beat out Bowdoin in corners 3-2, but the visitors outshot the Bantams 8-6.
Trinity is back in action on Saturday, October 5, traveling to Tufts for 12 p.m. kickoff.