BRUNSWICK, Maine –(Bowdoin Athletic Communication) Kate Kohl scored a pair of goals for the Connecticut College women's ice hockey to lead the Camels past Bowdoin in a 2-1 NESCAC victory at Watson Arena Friday.
The Camels improve to 8-1-3 (3-0-2 NESCAC) after handing the Polar Bears their first conference loss of 2015 dropping them to 6-2-2 (2-1-0 NESCAC).
After taking control of the opening period, the Camels saw their greatest scoring opportunity come just shy of the halfway mark. Kohl's initial shot from the near right side rattled around Bowdoin goalie Lan Crofton's pads and squirted out to the opposite side. Lilly Connolly collected the loose puck and took a quick shot on the open net that sailed over the crossbar and ended the Camels' scoring opportunity.
Bowdoin maintained pressure through the opening three minutes of play, with Miranda Bell forcing a turnover in Connecticut College's defensive zone and trying to sneak a shot through Kelsi Fralick's five hole. The Camels answered back as Ashley Anctil snuck the puck through Crofton's, only to have Marné Gallant poke the puck away at the goal line. Bowdoin took the lead off a Julie Dachille goal 7:10 into the middle period. Following aturnover in the Connecticut zone, Dachille collected a pass directly in front of the crease and skated in before slipping the puck inside the right post. The Camels answered right back with a goal of their own just over a minute later with Kohl burying a shot from the left faceoff circle inside the same-side post.
The Camels took the lead off Kohl's second goal midway through the final period. Speeding down the right wing, Kohl wristed a shot top right shelf over the glove of Crofton to give her team the one goal advantage. With 2:15 remaining the Polar Bears pulled their goalie to put an extra skater on the ice but were unable to even the score.
Bowdoin and Connecticut matched each other in shots on goal with 27. Crofton stopped 25 shots for Bowdoin as Fralick made 26 saves for the Camels.
The Camels and Polar Bears faceoff again tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in Watson Arena.