Dachille Hat Trick Leads Women's Hockey to 5-4 Upset at Conn. College

Julie Dachille recorded her second hat trick of the season in the win at Connecticut College.
Julie Dachille recorded her second hat trick of the season in the win at Connecticut College.

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Bowdoin women's hockey team earned a key conference victory in a back and forth 5-4 win at Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears climb to 10-7-3 (4-7-3 NESCAC) after knocking off the number two team in the league. The Camels suffer just their second conference setback of the season to sit at 14-4-4 (9-2-3 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • The Camels jumped out to a 2-0 lead less than ten minutes into the game. Sammi Estes recorded an unassisted tally just 1:07 into play and Erin Dillon added another goal at 8:29.
  • Julie Dachille responded to Dillon's goal with Bowdoin's first 21 seconds later, finishing off a feed from Julia Surgenor. Maureen Greason netted a power play equalizer in the 12th minute, sending the teams into the first intermission tied 2-2.
  • Connecticut College regained the lead at 6:36 in the second, but again Dachille responded. Brigit Bergin recorded an assist on Dachille's goal at 11:22.
  • Bowdoin took its first lead of the game 46 seconds into the final period. Jess Cloutier put away a pass from Katie Leininger.
  • Dachille completed the hat trick at 7:03 to secure the win.
  • Dillon pulled the Camels within one, scoring with 2:15 remaining in regulation.

By the Numbers

  • Kerri St. Denis turned away 31 shots for the Polar Bears to earn the win.
  • Bailey Mertz made 17 stops for the Camels.
  • Bowdoin went 1-for-3 on the power play.
  • Connecticut College went 0-for-2 on the power play.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears play at Endicott on Tuesday evening, beginning at 7:00 p.m.