Women's Ice Hockey Defeats Huskies and Extends Streak to 13

Bowdoin got four goals from four different players in the win over USM
Bowdoin got four goals from four different players in the win over USM

GORHAM, Maine - Bowdoin women's hockey extended its unbeaten streak to 13 with tonight's 4-1 win over University of Southern Maine and is off to its best start since the 2002-03 season.

The seventh ranked Polar Bears are 12-1-1 after tonight's win against USM. Bowdoin is off to its best start after 14 games since starting 12-0-2 in the 2002-03 season. The Huskies drop to 4-6-4 after the loss.

Kayte Holtz, Rachel Kennedy and Kim Tess-Wanat each had a goal and an assist to lead the Polar Bears' offense. Stephanie Ludy added another Bowdoin goal.

Bowdoin scored a pair of goals 1:24 apart early in the first period to take command.  Holtz was left uncovered in front of Bergstrom and turned home a pass from Tess-Wanat for her fourth goal of season at 4:11. Moments later, Kennedy won a one-on-one battle along the right wing boards, skated into the circle and snapped a shot past Liz Bergstrom for an unassisted marker. Before the first period finished, Ludy made it 3-0 with her ninth goal of the season.  Kennedy and Ariana Bourque picked up the assists.
After a scoreless second period, the Huskies got on the board as Kailey Bubier tucked the rebound of a shot from Jackie Lacroix past Bowdoin goalie Tara Connolly at 7:53.  The goal was the fourth of the season for Bubier. 
Tess-Wanat added an insurance goal, assisted by Holtz and Chelsea MacNeil, for the Polar Bears with 46 seconds remaining.
Bowdoin outshot Southern Maine 31-11 during the contest. Goalie Tara Connolly stopped 10 shots to record her fifth win of the season for Bowdoin. Bergstrom recorded 27 saves in net for the Huskies.
Bowdoin will host third-ranked Middlebury College this Friday (7:00 p.m.) and Saturday (3:00 p.m.) for a two-game NESCAC series.