BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin women's ice hockey team opened the 2017-18 with a back-and-forth 3-2 victory over visiting Colby on Friday evening in Watson Arena.
The Polar Bears begin the season with a victory and post a 1-0-0 (1-0-0 NESCAC) record to begin the season. The Mules stumble in their first outing, going 0-1-0 (0-1-0 NESCAC).
- Bowdoin earned the first power play of the game and Izzi Stoddard nearly converted midway through the opening period. The first-year waited in the low slot as a shot deflected towards her from the left point. Stoddard spun to put the puck on net, but couldn't make clean contact for the shot.
- Brooke Solomon stripped a Colby player just outside the Mules zone and skated towards net with numbers. Cierra San Roman gloved the wrister out of the air to deny Solomon's bid.
- The Mules scored the game's first goal with 2:43 remaining in the first period. On the power play, Izzy Tegtmeyer rang a shot off the left post with the puck bouncing into the crease. Anna Cosentino poked the resting puck into the net for a 1-0 lead.
- Bowdoin answered in the opening minute of the second period. On the early power play, Marissa Fichter found Maureen Greason between the dots. Greason quickly backhanded the feed and sent the puck smoothly inside the left post just 43 seconds into action.
- With five seconds left on the power play, Colby regained the lead with an unassisted tally by Moira Mullaney. The sophomore collected the puck on a turnover in the Bowdoin zone and pushed her way through towards the left post, eventually poking the puck past Sophia Lattanzio.
- Stoddard scored her first collegiate goal a minute later, at 13:46, also capitalizing on a turnover. The first-year fired off a shot from the right circle and ricocheted the puck off the far post and past San Roman.
- The fourth power play goal of the game was scored with less than five to play in regulation, giving Bowdoin its first lead of the evening. Greason tagged her second goal of the game by putting a bouncing puck inside the far post off another Ficther feed.
- Lattanzio stonewalled a two-on-goal in the final three minutes as Cosentino skated down the slot looking for an equalizer.
By the Numbers
- Lattanzio made 16 saves to earn the win for Bowdoin.
- San Roman made 32 stops for the Mules.
- Bowdoin held a 35-18 edge in shots.
- Colby went 2-for-3 on the power play, while Bowdoin was 2-for-4.
- The two teams travel to Colby tomorrow afternoon for a 3:00 p.m. game.