UNE Sinks Women's Hockey Saturday Afternoon

Katie Leininger gave Bowdoin a lead in the first
Katie Leininger gave Bowdoin a lead in the first

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The University of New England women's hockey team held off late pressure from the Polar Bears to earn a 2-1 win over the hosts on Saturday afternoon.

The Nor'Easters climb to 10-2-1 while dropping the Polar Bears to 0-7-1. 

Game Highlights

  • The Polar Bears took a 1-0 lead 11:46 into the first period. Izzi Stoddard pushed a pass to Katie Leininger from just outside Bowdoin's own zone. Leininger skated straight towards Julia Benjamin and put a shot over her blocker.
  • The Nor'Easters evened the game in the final six seconds to send the teams into the first intermission tied. Julianne Sheehan skated through the defense on the right side and wristed a puck up and over Sophia Lattanzio.
  • Seconds into a power play in the final frame, UNE took the lead. Shannon Nadeau fired a shot from the left point towards Marykate Drinkwater on the far post. Drinkwater deflected the puck up to Sheehan who put it away at 9:26.
  • Bowdoin earned a power play in the final minutes of the game and pulled Lattanzio, but was unable to find the net with the extra skaters.

By the Numbers

  • Bowdoin went 0-for-5 on the power play.
  • UNE went 1-for-4 on the power play.
  • Benjamin ended the day with 37 saves, including 16 in the final frame.
  • Lattanzio made 18 stops.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears are off until December 31 when they host Lake Forest at 3:00 p.m.
  • UNE plays at Plymouth State to begin the second semester on January 4.