Women's Hockey Falls 4-1 To Connecticut College

Ariana Bourque scored Bowdoin's lone goal to cut the Camel's lead in half in the first period
Ariana Bourque scored Bowdoin's lone goal to cut the Camel's lead in half in the first period

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Bowdoin women's ice hockey team fell 4-1 in its Friday night series opener at Connecticut College.

The Polar Bears slip to 8-10-2 (5-7-1 NESCAC), while the Camels improve to 13-7-1 (7-5-1 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Julie Beattie tallied the game's first goal just 11 seconds into play. Connecticut College won the faceoff, leading to a slapshot by Beattie at the left point. The puck went five-hole on Sophia Lattanzio to put the Camels ahead 1-0.
  • Elena Gualtieri doubled her team's lead ten minutes later. A two-on-one developed following a neutral ice faceoff, with Stephanie Izzi drawing the defense towards the right side. Izzi fed a streaking Gualtieri in the slot, who deked to her backhand to net Connecticut's second goal.
  • Bowdoin cut the lead in half with under three minutes to play in the opening period, following pressure by Julie Dachille on the left side. Dachille forced a turnover and slid a backhand pass to Ariana Bourque for a tap in on the far post.
  • Katlyn Paiva tallied a solo effort five minutes into the final frame, sneaking a wrap around past Lattanzio just inside the post.
  • Jordan Cross capped the scoring with a power play goal at 12:49. Cross pulled the puck out of a scrum on the right side boards and cut along the faceoff circle into the slot. Cross slid a quick backhander past the Bowdoin defense to end the 4-1 route.

By the Numbers

  • Bowdoin held a slight 26-25 edge in shots.
  • The Camels went 1-for-7 on the power play.
  • Bowdoin went 0-for-1 with the extra skater.
  • Lattanzio made 21 stops for the Polar Bears
  • Katherine Chester made 25 saves for Connecticut College.

Up Next

  • The Camels and Polar Bears faceoff again tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.