NEW LONDON, Conn.—Schuyler Nardelli (Hamilton, N.Y.) scored with 2:18 remaining in regulation to lift the Bowdoin College women's hockey team to a 3-2 NESCAC victory at Connecticut College Friday night.
The Polar Bears even their record at 5-5 with a 1-2 mark in NESCAC, while the Camels fall to 5-4-2 with a 1-2-2 mark in conference action.
Rachel Kennedy (Trumbull, Conn.) and Emily Tang (Cambridge, Mass.) chipped in with scores for the visitors.
Lan Crofton (Milton, Mass.) made 29 saves in goal for the Polar Bears, turning aside 11 Connecticut College shots in the third period.
Connecticut College rookie blueliner Jane Pagano (Erie, Pa.) scored her team leading sixth goal of the season in the first period. Senior Leah Kallen (Chicago, Ill.) contributed with her third marker of the season in the second.
Junior Kelsie Fralick (West Chester, Pa.) stopped 28 shots in the loss for the hosts.
Bowdoin was 2-for-3 on its power play and that proved to be the difference in the contest.
The teams were locked up in a 1-1 tie after one. In the middle period, the visitors took their first lead with the extra woman advantage when Tang went top shelf from the high slot to vault the visitors out to a 2-1 advantage.
But with 5:29 remaining in the frame, the Camels scored the equalizer.Michaela Igo (Sandwich, Mass.) used her backhand in the slot area to push the puck ahead to Kallen and the senior tipped it in to even things up at two.
The Camels had their chances in the third period. Ashley Anctil (Manchester, N.H.) mad a nice bid with a wrist shot with 11:08 remaining that was saved
But with 2:18 left, Nardelli cashed in on the opportunity to put her team ahead. Madeline Lane (Topsham, Maine) fired the puck through the slot area from the right point and Nardelli was able to re-direct the puck into the goal from the far post side of the goal.
Connecticut College had one last chance in the closing seconds with the goal empty but the shot hit the pipe and the Polar Bears escaped with the 3-2 triumph.
The two teams will meet again tomorrow afternoon for a 3:00 p.m. game in Dayton Arena.