Solomon Nets Short Handed Game-Winner to Open 2017

Brooke Solomon put away the feed from Dachille to tally the game's lone goal
Brooke Solomon put away the feed from Dachille to tally the game's lone goal

BOSTON, Mass. – The Bowdoin women's ice hockey team opened the new year with a 1-0 win over Stevenson University on Monday night off a third period short handed tally. 

The Polar Bears (5-1-2) returned to the ice for their first game since December 10. The Mustangs (6-5-0) won the Codfish Bowl back in 2015 and are now 3-4 all-time in the tournament.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin outshot Stevenson 13-4 in the first period, including a power play opportunity. Caitie Darosa stood strong in net, turning away every shot, and sent the teams into the first break tied 0-0.
  • The Polar Bears and Mustangs played a more balanced middle frame. While Bowdoin still held a slight edge in shots (9-7), it was Stevenson who looked to break the stalemate with a power play opportunity midway through.
  • With the Mustangs on their second power play of the afternoon early in the third period, Bowdoin notched the game's lone goal at 5:43. As the Mustang defense misplayed the puck at the point, Brooke Solomon cleared the zone and found Julie Dachille for a two-on-one.  With the defense pressuring Dachille, she slipped the puck back to Solomon who went bar down for the game-winner.

By the Numbers

  • Bowdoin held a 33-18 edge in shots, with both teams going 0-for-2 on the power play. The Polar Bears tallied the game's lone goal on the penalty kill.
  • Kerri St. Denis collected her third win of the season behind an 18 save shutout performance.
  • Darosa allowed just the one goal while making 32 stops.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears faceoff against host UMass-Boston tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. in the tournament title game.