BRUNSWICK, Maine – Bailey Plaman made 41 saves and allowed just one goal to lead the Amherst women's hockey team to a 4-1 victory over Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.
The Mammoths completed the series sweep to improve to 8-5-1 (4-3-1 NESCAC), while keeping Bowdoin winless in 2018 (6-4-1, 1-4-1 NESCAC).
- Amherst cleared the zone and turned back towards Bowdoin's end with a two-on-one advantage. Alex Toupal carried the puck down the left wing and kept it as the defender shaded center. Toupal handled up to Kerri St. Denis and pushed the puck five-hole.
- During four on four action, the Mammoths rang a shot off the right post and Bowdoin responded with an equalizer 8:34 into the second period. Jill Rathke set up the play from the right circle, feeding Izzi Stoddard at the far post. Stoddard redirected the puck to pull Bowdoin even.
- The Mammoths regained the lead with a quick power play goal with four minutes remaining in the second. Toupal battled with a defender for control of the puck after a faceoff on the right. As the pair moved across the ice, in front of the goal face, Toupal tossed a shot back on net and between the pads.
- Emma Flynn tallied a goal for Amherst with four skaters on the ice for both teams at 9:22 in the third. Katie Savage set up the play as she skated tight past the left post and kicked a pass back to Flynn for a quick one-timer.
- Kaitlin Hoang battled along the boards and came away with the puck, putting away an empty-netter with 1:31 to play and giving Amherst the 4-1 lead.
By the Numbers
- St. Denis made 29 stops for the Polar Bears.
- Plaman made 41 saves for Amherst.
- Bowdoin went 0-for-3 on the power play.
- Amherst went 1-for-7 with the extra skater.
- Bowdoin plays at UNE on Tuesday, January 16, at 7:00 p.m.
- Amherst hosts Colby next weekend with the series beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.