NEW LONDON, Conn.—Connecticut College senior Courtney Dumont (Yarmouth, Maine) put in two goals in the last two minutes of play to complete a hat-trick, but it was not enough as Bowdoin earned a two-game sweep of the Camels with a 5-4 NESCAC triumph at Dayton Arena Saturday.
The Polar Bears improve their record to 6-5, evening their mark to 2-2 mark in NESCAC, while the Camels fall to 5-5-2 with a 1-3-2 record within the conference.
Mallory Andrews (Sheboygan, Wis.) and Rachel Kennedy (Trumbull, Conn.) each added a goal and two assists for the visiting Polar Bears. Chelsea MacNeil (Moncton, New Brunswick) chipped in with a goal and an assist, while Ariana Borque and Schuyler Nardelli each contributed a score.
Dumont finished with a hat-trick, making her the college's all-time points leader at 71 points (43 goals, 28 assists).
Junior Amelia Dineen (Arlington, Mass.) also contributed with a goal in the third period. Senior Captain Olivia Farrell (New York, NY) added two assists on the night, while Jen Morgan (Orange, Conn.), Sarah Kaplan (Katonah, N.Y.), Jane Pagano (Erie, PA), and Michaela Igo (Sandwich, Mass.) each added an assist.
The Polar Bears took an early lead with goals by Andrews and MacNeil in the first six minutes of play. Later in the first, Dumont put the Camels on the board with a rebound finish off a hit inside by Morgan, ending the frame with a 2-1 Bowdoin lead.
Bowdoin dominated the second period, starting with a goal by Borque at 7:16 into play. The Camels held on through two power plays, but fell to a 4-1 deficit with five minutes to play after Kennedy hit a one-timer over Fralick's shoulder coming off a pass through the slot by MacNeil.
The Camels held tight through a 5-on-3 power play early in the third period, and made it through early third period play without letting the Polar Bears see the net. But with 8:52 left in play, Nardelli found the puck in a scrum out in front of the net, giving Bowdoin a sizable 5-1 advantage.
But the Camels did not go away. With just over seven minutes remaining, Dineen hit the top corner off an assist by Farrell. Then, with 2:39 left to play, Dumont scored her second goal on a breakaway, cutting the Bowdoin lead to 5-3. Connecticut College pulled Chester out of the goal with just over one minute to play, and the man up advantage led to Dumont's third scoring opportunity as she found the back of the net with just 19 seconds left to play. The Camels got the puck back quickly, and found Dumont who took a final shot with two seconds in regulation, but the shot went wide past the far pipe.
Up next the Camels will face Nichols College, home at Dayton Arena Tuesday, Jan. 14th at 7pm.