BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College women's ice hockey team picked up its first victory of the season in a 5-0 win over Colby on Friday evening at Watson Arena. The Polar Bears improve to 1-1-1 (1-0-0 NESCAC) while the Mules fall to 1-3-1 (0-3-0 NESCAC).
Stephanie Ludy scored twice for the Polar Bears, who have won five straight overall against the Mules. Tara Connolly made 21 saves for Bowdoin in her second career shutout.
After Bowdoin garnered an early power play, Ludy knocked home a rebound off a Dominique Lozzi shot at 5:35. Less than a minute later, Kayte Holtz found Kim Tess-Want for a top-shelf tally to give the hosts an early two-goal lead. Bowdoin upped their lead to three goals less than five minutes into the second period as Ludy intercepted a puck in the Colby zone and wristed a shot that deflected off netminder Brianne Wheeler and trickled over the goal line for a three-goal edge.
A change in net for Colby made little difference, as shortly after Grace Dickinson took over in the cage for the Mules, as Al Chlebeck redirected a Maddie Baird shot into the goal at7:01. The Polar Bears continued their onslaught at 15:32 when Holtz took a feed from Lozzi and deposited over Dickinson's shoulder for a 5-0 lead at the end of two periods.
Wheeler made seven saves in 26:01, allowing three goals for Colby before being replaced by Dickinson, who stopped 16 shots and permitted two goals over the final 33:59.
The teams will play again on Saturday in Waterville at 3:00 p.m.