Women's Hockey Closes Out Undefeated First Semester with Win at USM

Julia Surgenor and Julie Dachille each tallied two goals in the win at USM
Julia Surgenor and Julie Dachille each tallied two goals in the win at USM

GORHAM, Maine – Julia Surgenor and Julie Dachille each notched a pair of goals as the Bowdoin women's ice hockey team cruised to a 6-0 win over USM on Sunday evening.

The win extends the Polar Bears season-opening unbeaten streak to seven games, and improves their overall record to 6-0-1.  The Polar Bears did not surrender a goal to USM in a two-game series that spanned less than a week. The Huskies slip to 3-9-0 overall.

Game Highlights

  • Surgenor scored twice in the opening 12 minutes of play to put the visitors on top.  Her second goal came when she broke up a USM power-play rush at center ice and went in alone on USM second-year goaltender Whitney Padgett. Surgenor buried the shot over Padgett's right shoulder for the short-handed tally.
  • Dachille scored late in the first period, converting a feed from Surgenor, and early in the second after taking a pass from Brooke Solomon.
  • Bowdoin added two more goals in the second period by Marissa Fichter and Brigit Bergin. Fichter put away a feed from Maureen Greason with a shot into the top of the net from the right-wing circle. Bergin's shot from the blue line found its way through a maze of players in front of Padgett for her first goal of the season.

By the Numbers

  • Sophia Lattanzio and Madeline Carlson combined in goal for the shutout.  Lattanzio played the opening period recording two saves before giving way to Carlson, who was making her first collegiate appearance.  Carlson made six saves over the final 40 minutes.  
  • Padgett registered 29 saves in the game.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin is off until January 5 when it travels to Williams College for a two-game NESCAC series.