Women's Hockey Completes Weekend Sweep at Conn. College

Mallory Andrews had a goal and two assists in Saturday's win over Connecticut College
Mallory Andrews had a goal and two assists in Saturday's win over Connecticut College

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Bowdoin women's ice hockey team held off a third period charge by the Camels to sweep the weekend series with a 5-4 win Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears improve to 6-5-0 (2-2-0 NESCAC) as the Camels slide to 5-5-2 (1-3-2 NESCAC).

Bowdoin opened the game with a pair of quick goals in the opening five minutes. Mallory Andrews capitalized on a two-on-one situation as Rachel Kennedy dished her a setup pass, which she netted with a backhanded shot at 3:23. The Polar Bears double their lead as Chelsea MacNeil picked up a loose puck in the top of the zone and deked the goalie. The Camels cut the lead in half with four minutes remaining as Courtney Dumont netted her team's first goal of the game.

The Polar Bears opened the second period with their third goal, coming off the stick of Ariana Bourque. Colleen Finnerty and Bourque created a two-on-one off a breakout pass, and traded the puck back and forth in transition before Bourque finally scored at 7:16. Kennedy extended Bowdoin's lead to 4-1 with six minutes remaining in the frame as MacNeil fed her a forehand pass and she beat the goalie glove side.

Schuyler Nardelli netted Bowdoin's third consecutive goal eleven minutes into the third period. Andrews' initial shot was blocked, but the puck squirted out to Nardelli high in the slot who one-timed it for the 5-1 advantage. The Camels mounted an offensive comeback with three goals over the final eight minutes of play.
Lon Crofton made 26 saves in net for Bowdoin. Kelsie Fralick and Katherine Chester split time for the Camels, combining for 29 stops.

The Polar Bears return to Watson Arena for a midweek matchup on Tuesday at 7:00 PM.