MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Bowdoin men's ice hockey team fell 3-1 to top-ranked Wesleyan on Friday evening.
The Polar Bears are 6-13-2 (3-11-1 NESCAC) on the season. The Cardinals are 15-4-2 (13-0-2) and hold the top spot in the conference.
- Despite a combined six power play opportunities in the first period, neither team was able to put the puck in the net.
- Bowdoin had a promising chance to get on the board first at the 4:42 mark, but Wesleyan's Spencer Fox dove in front of the net to block Christian Capello's shot, keeping the Polar Bears off the board.
- Bowdoin threatened ten minutes later as Collin Van der Veen forced Tim Sestak to make a sprawling glove save.
- Tyler Levine scored back-to-back goals in the second period, the pair coming just 18 seconds apart as Wesleyan took a 2-0 lead. His first goal came off a two-on-one one-timer and the second was off a rebound.
- Bowdoin answered four minutes later, cutting the advantage in half as Pat Geary found the back of the net. Chris Wallace fed Geary from Bowdoin's zone for a breakaway.
- Wesleyan added an insurance goal in the third.
By the Numbers
- Bowdoin went 0-for-5 on the power play.
- Wesleyan went 0-for-7 with the extra skater.
- Alex Zafonte made 25 stops for the Polar Bears.
- Sestak made 24 saves for Wesleyan.
- Bowdoin plays at Trinity on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.