WATERVILLE, Maine – The Bowdoin women's ice hockey team survived a late Colby surge to earn a 3-3 overtime tie on Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears (1-0-1, 1-0-1 NESCAC) led the Mules (0-1-1, 0-1-1 NESCAC) twice during the game, but ultimately needed a late power play goal to record the tie.
- Bowdoin took the early lead as Julie Dachille scored her first goal of the season off a turnover in the right faceoff circle. The senior took the puck into the slot and fired a shot inside the far post at 3:12.
- The puck bounced off the right boards and into the Bowdoin zone for a Colby two-on-goal opportunity that evened the game at 1-1, minutes into the second frame. With the loose puck an awkward distance from the crease, a misplay allowed Carly Thomas to put home an equalizer.
- A Colby turnover along the left boards in the natural zone set up Julia Surgenor's first career goal for the Polar Bears with 11:30 left to play in the second period. The first-year skated into Colby territory and wristed a beautiful shot to the top right corner and over the glove of Cierra San Roman.
- With 1:17 remaining in the middle frame, the Mules again pulled even. Lily Santonelli collected the puck deep in Bowdoin territory along the left side and charged towards Kerri St. Denis, putting her shot inside the far post.
- Thomas had her second goal of the evening on a power play tip-in midway through the final period.
- Six minutes later, Maureen Greason scored her third power play goal of the series to tie the game. Meg Galanos dug the puck out from the boards and found Jess Cloutier to set up the play. Cloutier's cross ice pass to Greason on the far side allowed the senior a quick tap-in equalizer.
- In overtime, the Mules earned a penalty shot less than a minute into the frame on a tripping call. Tess Dupre took the shot for Colby and skated down the chute, cutting towards the right post. St. Denis moved across the crease and denied Dupre at pipe.
- Despite two power plays for the Mules in overtime, the game ended deadlocked at 3-3.
By the Numbers
- Bowdoin held a 33-25 edge in shots, though Colby held a 3-1 advantage in overtime.
- St. Denis stopped 22 shots for Bowdoin.
- San Roman made 30 saves for the Mules.
- Colby went 1-for-6 on the power play while Bowdoin was 1-for-3.
- Bowdoin takes a hiatus until December 1 with a 4:00 p.m. home game against UMass-Boston.