Women's Hockey Suffers First Loss of the Season at Williams

Nell Fusco scored her first career goal at Williams in the final frame.
Nell Fusco scored her first career goal at Williams in the final frame.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Bowdoin women's ice hockey team suffered its first loss of the season in a 5-2 NESCAC series opener at Williams on Friday night.

The Polar Bears fall to 6-1-1 and 1-1-1 in conference play. The Ephs collect their first NESCAC win of the season to climb to 6-3-2 (1-2-2 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Williams scored seven minutes into the game on a power play tally by Candace Lu. The defender handled through the Bowdoin defense towards the left circle and wristed a shot to the far side.
  • Annie Rush added another tally just 90 seconds later, collecting a centering pass from Kearan Burke and carrying down the slot. Rush drew Kerri St. Denis and put the puck away for a 2-0 lead.
  • Two minutes later, Brigit Bergin took a shot from the left point. Julie Dachille waited on the right post and deflected in Bowdoin's first of the game.
  • Lu notched her second goal of the game, in the second period, to give the Ephs a 3-1 edge going into the third.
  • Nell Fusco stripped a Williams player of the puck in the offensive zone and rattled a shot off the pipe to pull Bowdoin within one in the final period, tallying her first career goal.
  • Williams added two more goals in the waning minutes to hand the Polar Bears their first loss of the season.

Up Next

  • The two teams square off again tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.