Mules Pin 3-2 Overtime Setback on Women's Hockey

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BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Colby women's hockey team earned a series sweep with an overtime power play goal to defeat Bowdoin 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.

The Mules improve to 2-0-0 (2-0-0 NESCAC) and leave Bowdoin at 0-2-0 (0-2-0 NESCAC) after the season opening series.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin took a 1-0 lead with 5:56 remaining in the first period, capitalizing on a power play. Nell Fusco teed up a shot from the top which was deflected to the right post by Marissa Fichter. Izzi Stodard put the puck past Nina Prünster for her first goal of the year.
  • The Mules responded two minutes later on a power play of their own. Lauren Klein controlled the puck in the right faceoff circle and slid a centering pass to Tess Dupre. Depre lined up a one-timer that flew inside the right pipe.
  • Just 32 seconds later the Polar Bears regained the lead. Maegan Sheehan pulled the puck off the boards in front of Colby's bench and saucered a breakout pass to the opposite side. The puck banked off the boards and into Mules territory for Brooke Solomon to beat a defender and control. Solomon skated in on Prünster and carried across the goal face before putting her shot neatly inside the left post.
  • Penalties in the final period gave Colby new life as the Mules pinned Bowdoin in the zone and pulled their goalie on a held whistle while already on the power play. Carly Thomas forced overtime with less than five minutes to play in regulation.
  • Colby earned the win 2:40 into overtime, again on the power play, as Klein put away a rebound off Anna Cosentino's initial shot.

By the Numbers

  • All three Colby goals came on the power play as the Mules went 3-for-7.
  • Bowdoin went 1-for-4 on the power play.
  • Both first-year goalies made 25 stops in their first collegiate starts.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears will look for their first win at the Codfish Bowl against Manhattanville on November 24.
  • Colby plays at Southern Maine on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.