BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Williams women's ice hockey team jumped out to an early lead and held off a late Bowdoin challenge in a 3-1 final on Friday evening.
The Ephs climb to 7-2-1 (3-2-1 NESCAC). Bowdoin remains winless at 0-9-1 (0-3-0 NESCAC).
- The Ephs took an early lead with a power play goal just 1:32 into play. Brynn Puppe and Mia Carroll traded the puck back and forth inside the blue line with Puppe finally firing a shot off from the left point for the goal.
- Early in the second frame, Williams doubled its lead. Avery Dunn started the play with a shot from the slot which was turned away by Kerri St. Denis. The puck deflected to Delaney Szlezyngier who carried around the back of the net and found Michaela O'Conner with a short pass to the right post. O'Conner quickly put the puck away at 1:36.
- Bowdoin cut the lead in half midway through the final frame. Seconds after successfully keeping the Polar Bear power play off the board, Tala Glass fired a shot from the right circle. Marissa Fichter poked the rebound to Angelina Joyce who put in the puck.
- The Ephs capped the game with an empty netter from Meghan Halloran who skated the length of the left boards.
By the Numbers
- Williams went 1-for-4 on the power play.
- The Polar Bears were 0-for-4 on the power play.
- St. Denis made 32 saves for Bowdoin.
- Chloe Heiting made 25 stops for the Ephs.
- The two teams return to the ice on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in Watson Arena.