NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Bowdoin women's hockey team fell 4-3 to Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon after mounting a two-goal rally in the final period.
The Polar Bears suffer their third consecutive loss and sit at 8-11-2 overall with a 5-8-1 NESCAC mark. The Camels sweep the weekend series to improve to 14-7-1 (8-5-1 NESCAC).
- Julie Beattie scored just under seven minutes into the game to put Connecticut College up 1-0. Beattie collected the puck on the right point and stepped into the top of the faceoff circle, sliding a centering pass into the slot that deflected past Lan Crofton.
- The Camels won a battle in the left corner, leaving them with a three-on-one opportunity. Katlyn Paiva centered the puck from the goal line to Jordan Cross for a one-timer at 9:50 to go up 2-0.
- Bowdoin cut Connecticut's lead in half three minutes later. Miranda Bell won the faceoff, feeding Maureen Greason on the left point. Greason found Brigit Bergin with a tape-to-tape pass. Bergin stepped around a defender and wristed the puck far post.
- Cross scored her second of the game with 1:40 remaining in the first period off a feed from Stephanie Izzi. Izzi drew a defender on the right side and rifled a pass cross-ice to Cross waiting on the edge of the circle for a one-timer.
- Lily Connolly tallied the eventual game-winner with 1:07 remaining in the second period. Following a scramble in front of the net, the puck bounced out to Connolly on the right post for a tap in.
- The Polar Bears' third period comeback began just 52 seconds into the period. Brooke Soloman skated down the left boards and cuts across the seam to the slot. Miranda Bell tipped Soloman's shot to best Katherine Chester and got top shelf.
- As Crofton left the ice in favor of an extra skater in the final minutes, Julie Dachille put away a rebound off Chester's shoulder with 1:31 remaining.
By the Numbers
- Bowdoin outshot the Camels by a 33-22 margin.
- The Polar Bears were 2-for-6 on the power play.
- Connecticut College was 2-for-9 on the power play.
- Crofton ended the day with 18 saves.
- Chester stopped 30 shots for the Camels.
- The Polar Bears return home for their final series of the regular season with a 7:00 p.m. start on February 19 against Trinity.
- Connecticut College closes out the NESCAC regular season with a 7:00 p.m. game at Hamilton next weekend.