BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin women's ice hockey team swept Wesleyan University in its NESCAC opening weekend following a 4-1 win on Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears improve to 2-0-0 (2-0-0 NESCAC), while the Cardinals drop to 0-2-0 (0-2-0 NESCAC).
- Bowdoin went ahead midway through the first. Gretchen Klens took a shot from the slot and Allegra Grant turned away the bid. Kathryn Kester collected the rebound and took a shot from the right side which was again turned away. Jess Cloutier received the puck off Grant's pads and wristed a shot top shelf from beyond the crease.
- Cloutier tallied her second of the day four minutes later. Brett Stoddard controlled the puck on the back boards and fed Cloutier unmarked between the dots for another wrister.
- With just ten seconds remaining in the period, Wesleyan broke through. Alicia Nickolenko battled for the puck in the left corner of Bowdoin's zone and poked the puck out to Colleen Castro. Castro wrapped around to the right post and tucked the puck five-hole.
- Tala Glass gave Bowdoin a two goal lead five minutes into the third. Glass started with the puck in the Polar Bear zone and skated into Wesleyan territory, taking a shot in the slot. The rebound kicked out and Glass, sliding on her knees, made a second effort to put the puck past Grant.
- The Polar Bears made it 4-1 midway through the frame. Glass fired a shot from the right side with Angelina Joyce getting a stick into the lane for a little deflection. The puck found Katie Leininger for the far side goal.
- Dani Marquez preserved the three goal lead with a glove save to her left post on a quick deflection on the power play.
By the Numbers
- Marquez made 32 saves in net for the Polar Bears.
- Grant made 34 stops for Wesleyan.
- Bowdoin went 1-for-5 on the power play.
- Wesleyan was 0-for-3 with the extra skater.
- The Polar Bears host Colby next Friday, November 22, at 7:00 p.m.
- Wesleyan hosts Salve Regina on November 26 at 7:00 p.m.