Third Period Goals Sink Women's Hockey at Home Against Middlebury

Angelina Joyce put together an end to end solo effort to put Bowdoin on the board
Angelina Joyce put together an end to end solo effort to put Bowdoin on the board

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin women's hockey team gave up a pair of third period goals in a 3-1 setback to Middlebury on Friday evening.

The Polar Bears are still in search of a conference victory and sit at 1-13-1 (0-7-0 NESCAC). The seventh-ranked Panthers remain perfect in the NESCAC (9-1-3, 5-0-2 NESCAC)

Game Highlights

  • The teams entered the first intermission tied 0-0, and the Panthers took the game's first lead 4:52 into the second frame. Katie Hargrave collected the puck in the right corner of the Bowdoin zone and passed up along the boards to Anna Zumwinkle. Zumwinkle fired a shot from the right point and Ellie Barney deflected the puck as if flew past for a 1-0 lead.
  • Bowdoin tied the game at 12:21 off a solo effort from Angelina Joyce. Joyce picked off a pass between two Middlebury players just inside the Bowdoin blue line and skated the length of the ice towards Lin Han. Joyce fired a shot off Han's body and collected the rebound in the left corner and circled back. The first-year fired a low angle shot past Han to even the game.
  • The Panthers came out and regained the lead 1:58 into the final frame. Morgan Griffin collected a deflected Bowdoin pass in the Polar Bear zone and turned around for a quick shot on net. Griffin wristed a shot that bounced off Kerri St. Denis's glove and into the net.
  • Zumwinkle slipped a pass to Kiara Vazquez on the right point to set up the Panthers third goal. Vazquez teed up a shot, which St. Denis turned away, but Jenna Letterie put the rebound away midway through the third.

By the Numbers

  • St. Denis made 26 stops for the Polar Bears.
  • Han also stopped 26 shots for the Panthers
  • Middlebury went 0-for-2 on the power play.
  • Bowdoin was 0-for-1 on the power play.

Up Next

  • The two teams face off again on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.