Bowdoin Takes Consolation Match at Codfish Bowl Tournament

Bowdoin Takes Consolation Match at Codfish Bowl Tournament

BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore forward Katye Holtz tallied the game-winning goal and an assist to help the Bowdoin College women's ice hockey team defeat Saint Mary's University, 3-1, this afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of UMass Boston in the consolation game of the Fourth Annual Codfish Bowl Women's Hockey Tournament. With the decision, the Polar Bears improve their record to 6-3-0 overall, while the Cardinals fall to 6-3-3.

Holtz's game-winner broke a 1-1 tie when she gave Bowdoin the lead for good with her team-leading seventh tally of the season at the 4:32 mark of the third period. She was assisted by senior forward Jill Campell and sophomore forward Kim Tess-Wanat. Campbell would seal the game with an empty net goal with 21 second remaining to make it a 3-1 final. Tess-Wanat was credited with the assist on the final marker.

The Polar Bears got on the board first when Tess-Wanat netted her third goal of the season on the power play at the 4:17 mark of the first period. Tess-Wanat put home a rebound from the initial shot of freshman defensemen Madeline Lane who was credited with the assist as was sophomore forward Katye Holtz, making it a 1-0 Bowdoin game.

The Cardinals evened the contest at 1-1 with the lone goal of the second period when junior forward Nicole Olson  potted her second goal of the campaign at 4:13 into the middle frame. The score came on a 5-on-3 man advantage for Saint Mary's and was assisted by senior blueliner Dy-anna Stewart and junior defensemen Dana Kreuser.

Sophomore goaltender Kayla Lessard was solid in net, posting 26 saves for the Polar Bears to earn the win and improve to 2-0-0 on the season while freshman netminder Sarah Gustafson made 27 saves for the Cardinals. Bowdoin returns to action on Wednesday, January 5 when they host New England College in a 7:00 p.m. match-up while St. Mary's is now idle until Saturday, January 15 when they host Saint Olaf College in a 3:00 p.m. tilt.