Women's Hockey Mounts Another Third Period Comeback To Stun Hawks

Kerri St. Denis kept the Polar Bears competitive with 39 saves against Middlebury
Kerri St. Denis kept the Polar Bears competitive with 39 saves against Middlebury

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Bowdoin College women's ice hockey team snapped Saint Anselm's 23-game unbeaten streak, scoring twice in the third period to take a 3-2 victory.

The Polar Bears' comeback victory improves the team to 3-0-1 on the season. The Hawks suffer their first defeat and drop to 9-1-0 this year.

Game Highlights

  • With 8:19 elapsed in the opening period, Samantha Boyer scored her second goal of the season off assists from LeFebre and Caley Mueller to give the Hawks an early lead.
  • The Hawks held the lead until Brooke Solomon evened the score with a power-play goal of her own at 14:32 of the second period. After holding the puck in the zone on the left, Brigit Bergin sent the puck across to Maryanne Iodice for a one-timer from the right side that came off the far post. Solomon was first to the puck to convert in front of the net.
  • Just over three minutes later, Kathleen LeFebre found the top-right corner from the middle of the right circle to give the Hawks the lead back at 2-1 after collecting a clearing attempt by Bowdoin following a shot by Mueller off the outside of the net.
  • For the second straight night, the Polar Bears mounted a third period comeback to grab a win.
  • At 11:05 of the third, Maureen Greason was on hand to tap the puck in at the right post after Jess Cloutier tried to jam in a loose puck following a backhander by Marissa Fichter from between the circles.
  • Tala Glass struck for the game-winner at 16:10 of the third, collecting the puck at center ice, crossing the blue line and unleashing a shot from the left point that went high in the air and over the head of goaltender Maddie Scavotto.

By The Numbers

  • Saint Anselm held advantages in shots on goal in each period and led the shot count 29-16 for the game.
  • Scavotto suffered the loss with 13 saves, while Kerri St. Denis moved to 1-0-1 on the season with a 27-save afternoon for Bowdoin.
  • The Polar Bears were 2-for-6 on the power play in the game after the Hawks entered the day having killed off 39-of-40 penalties on the season.

Up  Next

  • The Polar Bears will return to action on Tuesday evening as they host Southern Maine at 7:00 p.m. in Watson Arena.