BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin women's hockey team completed the series sweep of first place Connecticut College in a 2-1 come from behind victory on Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears climb to 12-7-3 (7-5-2 NESCAC) picked up where they left off against the Camels (13-7-2, 9-5-0 NESCAC) who they defeated 3-0 at Frozen Fenway on January 12.
· After an opening 20 minutes of back and forth hockey, the Camels came out firing in the second period. Lauren Helm collected the puck behind Bowdoin's net and slid a quick pass to Kylie Wilkes in the crease. Wilkes got a touch on the puck and deflected towards Kerri St. Denis who gloved it away less than a minute into play.
· Bowdoin saw its most promising look of the game come five minutes into the middle frame. Madeline Hall streaked down the left side and centered the puck to Julie Dachille coming down the slot. Dachille fired a shot off in stride, but Katherine Chester turned the puck away.
· Dachille combined with Brooke Solomon a couple minutes later to string together another promising sequence. The pair skated into a two-on-one with a Camel defender, Solomon controlling the puck down the right, and set up Dachille for a back post look.
· With 9:29 remaining in the second, Kate Khol lobbed a shot on net to give Connecticut College a 1-0 lead. St. Denis stopped the shot, taking the puck to her chest, but lost track of it and saw the shot dribble in.
· After knocking on the door all period, Dachille and Solomon combined for a Bowdoin equalizer with five minutes to play. After controlling the puck down the left, Solomon sent a pass into the crease. Dachille sprawled to the ice and caught the puck with the blade of her stick and hooked it past Chester to make the game 1-1.
· The teams traded power plays in the final period and both nearly converted while on the penalty kill. For Bowdoin, a two-on-goal developed and Connecticut College had a one-on-one breakaway down the middle.
· Bowdoin took its first lead of the game with less than three minutes to play in regulation. The Polar Bears capitalized on a five-on-three power play to go ahead 2-0. Jess Bowen fired off a shot from the left point that Chester turned away. Dachille stood on the right post and poked the rebound into space for Solomon to put in the net.
By the Numbers
· Bowdoin went 1-for-5 on the power play, while Connecticut College went 0-for-2.
· St. Denis ended the day with 34 saves to earn the win.
· Chester made 18 stops for the Camels.
· Bowdoin concludes the regular season with a road trip to Trinity next weekend, beginning with a 7:00 p.m. game on Friday.
· The Camels return home to close out the regular season against Hamilton.