February 1, 2013

Late Goal Lifts Trinity Over Polar Bears in Women's Ice Hockey

HARTFORD, Conn. – Trinity skated to a last minute 2-1 victory over the Bowdoin women's ice hockey team Friday night in Connecticut.

The seventh ranked Polar Bears drop to 14-3-2 (8-2-1 NESCAC) after tonight's loss. The Bantams improve to 10-5-4 (4-1-2 NESCAC).

Bowdoin goalie Kayla Lessard and Trinity goalie Alexa Pujol each had a perfect opening period to send their teams into the second knotted up at 0-0.

Madeline Lane scored the first goal of the night to put Bowdoin on top 1-0. Her scoring opportunity came at 12:56 as Lane netted her second goal of the season and Bowdoin's lone goal on the night. Chelsea MacNeil and Kayte Holtz were credited with the assists.

Trinity answered with a tying goal with 1:53 remaining in the second period. Abby Ostrom scored her fifth goal of the season while Britney Ryan collected her 10th assist of the year, as the Bantams evened the score at 1-1 to end the second.

Trinity's game winning goal was scored with less than three minutes left to play in the game. Capitalizing on the power play, Shannon Farrell took the feed from teammates Emily Kleidon and Sarah Duncan to put the game away for Trinity. Despite a last minute timeout from the Bowdoin bench, the Bantams skated away with the victory.

Bowdoin will face Trinity again tomorrow at 4:00 PM in Hartford.