Bantams Complete Weekend Sweep of Polar Bears
HARTFORD, Conn – Trinity completed a weekend sweep of the Bowdoin women's ice hockey team with a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon.
The seventh ranked Polar Bears dropped their second in a row and fall to 14-4-2 (8-3-1 NESCAC). The Bantams improve to 11-5-4 (6-3-3 NESCAC).
Trinity capitalized on a power play to score the game's first goal at 9:39. Utilizing effective passing to spread the Polar Bear defense Sarah Duncan netted her first goal of the season. Shannon Farrell and Emma Tani were credited with the assists.
Despite a combined 21 shots on goal during the second period, neither team was able to convert. The score remained 1-0 in favor of the Bantams going into the third.
Bowdoin scored its tying goal at 9:52 into the final period. The Polar Bears used an extra-man opportunity off the stick of Kayte Holtz to even the score at 1-1. Madeline Lane and Kim Tess-Wanat were both awarded assists on the play.
Just over two minutes later Abby Ostrom answered with the game-winning goal. Ostrom took the feed from Lucy Robinson to put Trinity on top 2-1. Emma Tani would add on one final goal for the Bantams, with an empty net score at 19:27.
Bowdoin outshot Trinity 39-27 over the course of the game, including a 20-9 margin in the final stanza. Kayla Lessard made 24 saves in net for the Polar Bears while Alexa Pujol had 38 for Trinity.
Bowdoin hosts Hamilton on February 8 with a start time of 7:00 PM.