Crusaders Closeout Women's Ice Hockey in 4-1 Matchup

Marissa Fichter tallied Bowdoin's lone goal of the game
Marissa Fichter tallied Bowdoin's lone goal of the game

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Bowdoin women's ice hockey team scored a late third period goal to prevent a shutout by Holy Cross in a 4-1 loss to the Crusaders on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears collect their second loss in as many games to fall to 1-2-0. The Crusaders remain perfect at home and improve to 7-2-0 overall.

How It Happened

  • Elizabeth Scala got Holy Cross on the board first, as she knocked in a rebound off a shot from Taylor McGee at 5:34 of the first period.
  • Kelsey Goostrey would make it 2-0 as she found a loose puck behind goaltender Lan Crofton and scored at 8:24 of the first.
  • The Crusaders outshot Bowdoin 20-7 in the first period.
  • Lauren Abbenante made it 3-0 as she gained a breakaway opportunity off a long pass from Julie Matthias  and found the back of the net at 11:14 of the second.
  • At 12:28 of the second period, Sam Girard tipped a shot from Izzy Bagi and made it 4-0 Crusaders.
  • Holy Cross outshot the Polar Bears 20-7 in the second period.
  • Bowdoin got on the board at 14:49 of the third, as Marissa Fichter knocked home a rebound opportunity created by Jill Rathke from the blue line.
  • The Polar Bears pulled their goaltender in the final two minutes of the game with a power play to give them a 6-on-4 advantage, but could not find the back of the net.
  • Bowdoin outshot Holy Cross 21-7 in the third period.

By The Numbers

  • Tessie Salatas stopped 34 of 35 shots faced to earn the win in net for the Crusaders.
  • Crofton stopped 43 of 47 shots faced in net for the Polar Bears.
  • Holy Cross outshot Bowdoin 47-35.
  • Holy Cross was 1-for-3 on the power play, while Bowdoin was 1-for-5.

UP NEXT:

  • The Crusaders will return to action tomorrow as they travel to Middletown, Conn. where they will take on Wesleyan at 2:00 p.m.
  • Bowdoin travels to Norwich for a 7:00 p.m. game next Friday.