MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Behind a pair of goals from sophomore Shelagh Merrill and a three-point game from junior Chelsea Young, Bowdoin College (8-7-2) rolled to a 7-0 victory over Wesleyan University (3-12-0) Saturday afternoon. Bowdoin improved to 6-3-1 in NESCAC play with the victory, while Wesleyan fell to 1-9-0 in the conference standings.
Bowdoin wasted no time getting started as the visitors jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. Young got things started with an unassisted tally at 6:02, her first goal of the season, and Merrill made it 2-0 with her team-leading 10th goal two minutes later. Freshman Kim Tess-Wanat made it 3-0 with an unassisted goal at 13:14.
Bowdoin extended its lead to 5-0 with two goals on back-to-back shots in the second frame. With the Polar Bears on the power play, freshman Kayte Holtz recorded her eighth goal, with senior Shana Natelson and sophomore Alexandra Chlebeck tallying assists. Thirty seconds later, freshman Kenzie Novak sent the puck past Wesleyan freshman goalie Ashleigh Corvi for her second goal of the season. Merrill made it 6-0 with a power-play marker with 2:42 remaining in the frame. Sophomore Katie Herter concluded the scoring 1:10 into the third period, with sophomores Kendra Sweet and Alexandra Fahey receiving assists.
The Polar Bears will return to action on Tuesday evening when they host Plymouth State at 5:00 p.m.