Polar Bears Blow Past Nor'Easters in Women's Hockey Victory

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BIDDEFORD, Maine – The Bowdoin women's ice hockey team returned to the win column with a 2-0 victory over UNE on Tuesday evening.

The Polar Bears climb to 8-9-3 on the season and snap a four game win streak for the Nor'Easeters (15-6-2).

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin took a 1-0 lead at 8:42 in the first. Rachel Potoker and Peyton Mulhern traded the puck just inside the blue line before Mulhurn worked her way around the inside edge of the left circle and fired a shot on net. Julia Benjamin denied the bid but Brett Stoddard jumped on the rebound at the right post and went top shelf.
  • Early in the second, Jess Cloutier looked for another Polar Bear goal as she wrapped around the back of the net and put a backhander on pads. Benjamin stopped the shot to keep UNE within one.
  • While Bowdoin held a dominate shot advantage over the Nor'Easters, one of the hosts best opportunities came six minutes into the frame. Kenady Nevicosi one-timed a backhander from directly in front to the crease to force a point-blank save from Meagan Miranda.
  • Benjamin continued to stifle the Bowdoin attack with another key save midway through the period. Julia Surgenor set up Angelina Joyce on the left post with a cross ice pass. Benjamin quickly adjusted, sliding across the crease, to shut down Joyce's opportunity.
  • In the third, Bowdoin successfully killed five-on-three for 1:30.
  • Angelina Joyce tallied an insurance goal for the Polar Bears with 7:07 remaining in the game, firing a wrister from the left point.

By the Numbers

  • Miranda earned her second shutout in as many starts, stopping all 13 shots she faced.
  • Benjamin kept UNE in the game with 44 saves.
  • Bowdoin went 0-for-2 on the power play. The Nor'Easters were unable to convert on their extended five-on-three opportunity.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears return to NESCAC action with a 7:30 p.m. game at Trinity on Friday.