BRUNSWICK, Maine - Maegan Sheehan's first period goal was enough for the Bowdoin women's hockey team to pin a 1-0 setback on the visiting Cardinals.
The Polar Bears earn their first NESCAC series sweep of the season and climb to 9-6-1 (3-6-1 NESCAC). Wesleyan falls to 5-9-4 (1-5-4 NESCAC).
- Bowdoin took the early lead, 3:40 into the game, off a clapper from Sheehan. Marissa Fichter found Julie Dachille, and Dachille kicked the puck back to Sheehan at the midboards. Lined up along the left side, Sheehan fired a shot past Allegra Grant for the 1-0 edge.
- The Cardinals earned a five-on-three power play midway through the first period, with Allie Damren firing a shot off Kerri St. Denis's chest. Despite holding a shot advantage in the first frame, Wesleyan entered the first intermission trailing Bowdoin.
- Brooke Solomon denied the Cardinals a promising opportunity minutes into the second period, as the junior cleared a loose puck from the crease with traffic tied up at the right post.
- Grant made another point-blank save, this time on Katie Leininger, at the midway point. Leininger deked her defender and took the puck towards the near post only to see Grant turn the shot aside.
- With 5:30 to play in the period, Maureen Greason teed up a shot from the left post. A Wesleyan defender blocked the shot and Solomon collected the rebound, ringing a shot off the near post.
- In the final minutes of the game, Wesleyan went on the power play and nearly converted with a give-and-go between Sydnee Goyer and Cici Frattasio. Goyer tried to stuff the puck inside the right post but St. Denis closed the gap.
By the Numbers
- Grant ended the day with 24 saves.
- St. Denis recorded a 19 save shutout.
- The Polar Bears were 0-for-2 on the power play.
- The Cardinals went 0-for-3 on the power play.
- The Polar Bears host Hamilton next weekend, beginning on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
- Wesleyan plays at Middlebury on February 2.