NEW LONDON, Conn. – Sophomore MT Tshuma (Magwegwe, Zimbabwe) found the back of the net in the 92nd minute to propel the Connecticut College men's soccer team to a thrilling 1-0 triumph over Bowdoin in front of a large Fall Weekend crowd on Saturday afternoon at Freeman Field.
Connecticut College dominated regulation, outshooting Bowdoin (4-3-4, NESCAC 1-2-4) by a 21-7 margin through 90 minutes of action. Michael Webber, however, was up to the challenge and made nine stops between the pipes to keep his team in the match. Junior Liam Noonan (Malibu, Calif.) most notably had a shot attempt that made it over the outstretched hands of Webber in the 33rd minute, but the ball bounced off the crossbar.
The Camels earned the ensuing kickoff and possessed the ball practically throughout the extra session until Tshuma provided the heroics less than two minutes into the frame. Sophomore Augie Djerdjaj (Mahopac, N.Y.) found Noonan on the left wing, and the junior sent in a dangerous pass which Tshuma finished inside the right post to send the entire team into a frenzy.
Marcucci earned his second clean sheet of the season and 19th overall by making three saves for Connecticut College, which outshot its opponent by a 22-7 margin and had a commanding 9-1 advantage in corner kick opportunities. Webber turned away nine shots in the setback.
Connecticut College (7-1-2, NESCAC 4-1-2) will next visit Babson on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.