|Bowdoin College||Colby College|
WATERVILLE, Maine – The Bowdoin women’s ice hockey team opened the 2016-17 season with a 2-2 NESCAC tie against Colby on Saturday night.
The game was the first for both teams, leaving the Polar Bears and Mules at 0-0-1 (0-0-1 NESCAC). The teams split the series last year, combing for 16 goals in two games.
Bowdoin opened the day’s scoring and took a 1-0 lead 12:17 into the first period. Maureen Greason carried the puck around the top of the circle and fired off a shot to score the first Polar Bear goal of the season.
Maegan Sheehan kicked the puck to the right point to set up Brigit Bergin for Bowdoin’s second just 2:43 into the middle frame. Bergin capitalized on traffic in front of the net and sent a low shot to the far post.
Colby forced overtime after scoring a pair of goals in the third period. Delaney Flynn set up Cassidy Holzer for the power play goal at 8:13. Flynn pushed the puck from the right post to Holzer in the slot for a one-timer.
Mikayla McLaughlin knotted the game at 2-2 four minutes later. Following a faceoff, Taylor Methven swung the puck right for McLaughlin who quickly shot through the crowd.
By the Numbers
Kerri St. Denis made her first start in net for the Polar Bears and collected 20 saves.
Hannah Insuik turned away 44 Bowdoin shots, including four in overtime, to record the tie.
The Polar Bears went 0-for-2 on the power play while the Mules were 1-for-5.
Through two periods of play, Bowdoin held a 23-17 edge in shots over Colby. The Polar Bears outmatched the Mules 19-4 in the third period.