Posted: Jan 25, 2019
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women's hockey team (4-10-1, 1-7-1) fell 3-1 to Bowdoin (3-13-1, 2-7-0) on Friday evening.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Bowdoin opened the scoring 6:08 into the first to take an early 1-0 lead. JJ Taube sent a pass from the Polar Bears defensive end up the right boards, before Julia Surgenor tucked the puck under the crossbar on a breakaway.
- Wesleyan's Caroline Seibold looked to knot the game during a power play at the 13:40 mark, but her shot from the doorstep was denied by Bowdoin netminder Kerri St. Denis.
- The Polar Bears increased their lead to 2-0 with 15:39 expired when Miranda Bell redirected a shot by Ali Dougal.
- The Cardinals responded just 2:07 later when Maggie Curran blasted a shot from the right faceoff circle, cutting the deficit to one (2-1).
- Out of the intermission, Bowdoin tallied a short-handed goal to extend its lead to 3-1 with 1:44 expired. Angelina Joyce faked to her right, before burying the puck in the bottom left of the net.
- Wesleyan's Sarah Takahashi had a good chance to bring the Cardinals within one at the 5:20 mark, but her shot was denied by a glove save from St. Denis.
- The third period saw much back and forth action with neither team having a quality opportunity to score, as Bowdoin held a slight edge in shots (8-7).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Grant had 26 stops during the contest, while St. Denis recorded 19 saves to pick up the win in net for the Polar Bears.
- Wesleyan will host its "Pink in the Rink" game tomorrow against Bowdoin at 3:00 p.m.