BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Hamilton women's ice hockey team took an early lead and Bowdoin was never able to recover in a 2-0 NESCAC game on Friday evening.
The Continentals improve to 12-6-1 (8-3-0 NESCAC) and drop the Polar Bears to 9-7-1 (3-7-1 NESCAC).
- Olivia Hawes put Hamilton on the board with a quick goal 1:40 into the game. Hawes put a shot on net and Kerri St. Denis juggled the puck in the air, diving to stick it away at the post, but Hawes cleaned up her own rebound for the 1-0 lead.
- Bowdoin had several good looks while on the power play midway through the second period. Sam Walther denied Maureen Greason's turnaround shot from the low slot and Caroline Knopp later cleared away a shot from Brooke Solomon that had gotten past Walther.
- As the power play expired, Julie Dachille bested a pair of defenders for a one-on-goal opportunity. The senior was unable to release the puck in time at the right post and Hamilton escaped Bowdoin's second period offensive pressure unscathed.
- Dachille broke away from a defender along the right boards with under seven to play in the third and tossed the puck on net. Marissa Fichter deflected the shot as it came past, but Walther again denied the Polar Bears.
- The Continentals added an empty net goal with 16 seconds remaining. Missy Segall raced down the right boards and threw a low angle shot into the Bowdoin net.
By the Numbers
- Walther earned the shutout victory with 25 saves in net for the Continentals.
- St. Denis turned away 19 shots for Bowdoin.
- The Polar Bears went 0-for-2 on the power play.
- Hamilton went 0-for-1 with the extra skater.
- The two teams square off again tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m.