Men's soccer earns share of CBB title with 0-0 tie

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) games all ended in 0-0 overtime ties after Wednesday night’s scoreless tie between the Mules and Bates Bobcats at Harold Alfond Stadium.

The tie was a particularly tough outcome for Bates (7-6-2 overall, 2-6-2 NESCAC), which was eliminated from the NESCAC playoffs with the tie. The Bobcats would have been the eighth seed in the tourney with a victory.
Colby (3-8-4 overall, 1-6-3 NESCAC), out of the playoff picture before the game, was looking for CBB bragging rights for a second straight year. The Mules beat Bates and Bowdoin last year.
Sam Polito, a senior goalkeeper for Bates, had four stops and earned a shutout in his final collegiate game. Colby sophomore keeper John Pappas also had four saves.
The Mules had a 7-2 edge in corner kicks and a 13-10 margin in shots.
The best scoring chance in overtime was in the final minute of the second extra period. Ben Lyons ripped a shot from the left side that barely went over the crossbar.
Colby 0, Bates 0, 2 OT
Bates    0#0#0#0–0
Colby    0#0#0#0–0
Shots: Bates 10, Colby 13. Corner kicks: Bates 2, Colby 7. Goalies: Sam Polito (Bates, 110:00, 0 GA, 4 saves); John Pappas (Colby, 110:00, 0 GA, 4 saves).