Bowdoin College 3, Connecticut College 2
McRae, Farrell Score Goals for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.-Tara Connolly (Simsbury, Conn.) stopped 34 of 36 shots to lead the Bowdoin College women's hockey team to a 3-2 victory at Connecticut College in a re-match of a 2011 NESCAC Championship Quarterfinal match up played at Dayton Arena Friday.
The Polar Bears improve to 4-3-2 and 2-1 in the NESCAC with their third straight win, while the Camels fall to 3-5-1 with a 1-4 record in league action.
Sophomore Madeline Lane (Topsham, Maine) and Stephanie Ludy (Shrewsbury, Mass.) both had a goal and an assist to lead the Polar Bear offense. Kim Tess-Wanat (Fond-du Lac, Wis.) potted her team-leading eighth goal of the season for the visitors.
Sophomore Andrea McRae (Stittsville, Ontario) scored her second of the season for the Camels and classmate Olivia Farrell (New York, N.Y.) chipped in with her third goal and the 27th point of her career.
Junior net-minder Amy Leichliter (West Chester, Pa.) made 23 saves for the hosts.
Connecticut College out-shot the visitors 36-to-26 in the contest.
Lane put the Polar Bears on top for good with a shot from the right point at the 3:12 mark of the second period. Emily Tang (Cambridge, Mass.) and Ludy assisted on the power -play marker.
In the third period, Ludy added an insurance marker with 6:39 to play. Shelagh Merrill and Lane assisted on the score that proved to be the difference in the contest.
Farrell got one back for the Camels with 61 seconds left. Courtney Dumont (Lewiston, Maine) and Katelyn Driscoll (Peabody, Mass.) assisted with the Camel goal empty.
But the Polar Bears were able to hold on for the 3-2 victory.
The two teams will meet again tomorrow afternoon for a 3:00 p.m. game at Dayton Arena.
January 6, 2012