BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Amherst women's ice hockey team rode a three goal first period to a 3-1 victory over Bowdoin on Friday evening.
The Polar Bears drop their third straight NESCAC game to fall to 6-3-1 (1-3-1 NESCAC). Amherst climbs to 7-5-1 (3-3-1 NESCAC).
- Amherst scored three quick goals in the opening period, beginning with a power play tally at 4:09. Emma Griese set up Ava Simoncelli on the left side for a quick one-timer.
- Alex Toupal and Emma Flynn doubled the Mammoths lead on a successful breakaway two-on-one. The pair skated into Bowdoin territory, Toupal on the left with the puck, challenged by just one defender. The centering pass to Flynn was on target and she buried a glove side shot.
- Flynn found Miriam Eickhoff to cap a three goal first with a long shot from the left point. Eickhoff flung a shot towards the far side and clanked the puck off the far post and beyond Sophia Lattanzio.
- Tala Glass put Bowdoin on the board 9:06 into the second frame. Skating in from the right side, Glass waited until Bailey Plaman dropped to the ice and then roofed a shot near side.
- Kerri St. Denis came up with a huge save early in the third period, shutting down a two-on-goal power play opportunity with a blocker save.
- St. Denis made another point blank stop with minutes remaining in the game. Kaitlin Hoang came streaking out of the box as her penalty expired and skated unmarked down the slot. Hoang took a feed at the edge of the crease, but St. Denis slid across to deny her.
By the Numbers
- Lattanzio started the game for Bowdoin and made three stops. St. Denis played 48 minutes and stopped all 19 shots she faced.
- Plaman made 32 saves for Amherst.
- Amherst went 1-for-6 on the power play.
- Bowdoin was 0-for-4 with the extra skater.
- The two teams face each other again on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.