WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College defense and goalkeeper Sam Rizzo kept Bowdoin College off the scoreboard for a half, but the Polar Bears scored early in the second half on the way to a 2-0 win in NESCAC women's soccer Wednesday.
Bowdoin moves to 9-4 overall and 5-3 in league play, while the Mules drop to 6-7 and 1-7 in the conference.
Patterson had the assist on the opening goal when she pushed a pass off the dribble to Bottone, who shot from about 15 yards out to the lower left corner.
Less than two minutes later, the Polar Bears put the game away when Patterson scored her third of the year when she hammered home a cross from Claire Dardinski.
Colby's other opportunity was in the second half from Laura Arnold, who was running on to a cross with a Bowdoin defender and booted a low shot that forced Stout to make a diving stop.