CLINTON, N.Y. – The Bowdoin women's ice hockey team scored a pair of late power play goals on their way to a 3-1 win over host Hamilton College in NESCAC women's ice hockey action Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears improved to 10-8-3 overall and 5-5-3 in conference play with their second win in three games. Hamilton is still looking for its first conference win and falls to 0-11-2 in NESCAC play with a 6-13-2 mark overall.
The Polar Bears scored on their first shot on goal, taking a 1-0 lead when Maddie Baird pushed a loose puck between the pads of Hamilton goaltender Sarah Schuchardt. Bowdoin nearly took the one-goal lead into intermission but Hamilton converted its second five-on-three of the period, tying the score on a goal by Megan Ahern with 22 seconds remaining. Ahern won a faceoff in the Bowdoin end, then tipped in a shot by Sara Taffe .
Jessica Bowen's goal with 2:19 left in the second period came on a five-on-three advantage and gave Bowdoin the lead for good. Madeline Lane passed to Bowen in the right circle who one-timed it for the lead.
Kennedy took advantage of a power play opportunity 1:03 into the third to give the Polar Bears an insurance goal. Kennedy's insurance goal came off a rebound of a shot by Chelsea MacNeil Schuchardt stopped MacNeil's tight shot from the left side but the rebound went directly to Kennedy's stick and she responded with her seventh goal this winter.
Schuchardt finished with 25 saves, including 15 in the final period. Beth Findley '16 stopped 19 shots for the Polar Bears.
Bowdoin and Hamilton faceoff again tomorrow afternoon at 12:00 p.m.