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Brigit Bergin pulled the Polar Bears even, midway through the third period.
Brigit Bergin pulled the Polar Bears even, midway through the third period.

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Brigit Bergin scored a power play goal midway through the third period to pull the Bowdoin women's hockey team into a 1-1 tie with host Connecticut College on Friday evening. 

The Polar Bears (9-7-3-, 3-7-3 NESCAC) earned the tie with the Camels (14-3-4, 9-1-4 NESCAC), the number eight team in the country.

Game Highlights

  • Neither team was able to convert in the opening period, despite a power play opportunity for both sides.
  • Erin Healy gave the Camels the 1-0 lead just 2:34 into the second frame, finishing off a feed from Mairi Anthony.
  • The two teams traded power plays in the frame with Connecticut College forcing Kerri St. Denis to stop a pair of shots with their first extra-skater opportunity. Kate Kohl also rang a shot off the pipe.
  • Bowdoin matched the Camels with a couple looks on net in the waning minutes of the frame, but were unable to convert and entered the second intermission trailing 1-0.
  • Brooke Solomon found Brigit Bergin for the game-tying goal 8:41 into the last period. Bergin's goal held up and forced overtime.
  • St. Denis made four saves in overtime to preserve the tie.

By the Numbers

  • St. Denis turned away 33 shots for Bowdoin.
  • Bailey Mertz made 21 saves for the Camels.
  • Connecticut College went 0-for-4 on the power play.
  • Bowdoin went 1-for-3 on the power play.

Up Next

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