NEW LONDON, Conn.—Katherine Chester (Mendham, N.J.) collected 17 of her 25 saves over the final two periods of play to lead the Connecticut College women's hockey team to a 4-1 victory against Bowdoin College Friday night.
The Camels improved their record to 13-7-1 and are 7-5-1 in NESCAC play. The Polar Bears slipped to 8-10-2 and are 5-7-1 in conference play.
Rookie forward Jordan Cross (Saugus, Mass.) sandwiched a goal around two assists in a three-point night for the hosts. Classmate Elena Gualtieri (Rome, N.Y.) had a goal and an assist for the winning side. Katlyn Paiva (Rehoboth, Mass.) and Julie Beattie (Livonia, Mich.) both contributed with scores for the Camels.
Senior forward Ariana Bourque (West Barnstable, Mass.) scored her eighth goal of the season in the loss for the visitors. Julie Dachille (Venetia, Pa.) contributed with her fifth assist on the marker. Rookie net-minder Sophia Lattanzio (Montclair, N.J. stopped 21 shots in goal for the Polar Bears.
The Camels wasted little time getting on the board. After winning the opening faceoff, Paige Michel (Essex, Conn.) assisted Beattie, who buried a slapper from the right point. With 8:56 remaining, the Camels extended their lead. Steph Izzi (West Cornwall, Conn.) skated through the neutral zone down the right side and found Gualtieri, who made a nifty move to get around Lattanzio for her ninth goal of the season.
The Polar Bears got one back when Bourque was able to collect a puck just outside of the goal mouth and tip one in with 2:33 remaining in the first.
After a scoreless second, the Camels added an insurance marker with 14:46 remaining in regulation. Paiva made a nice wraparound move from behind the cage and beat the goalie to the near post side for her sixth score of the season. Cross closed out the scoring with 7:11 to play, slipping in a backhander for her 10th goal of the season.
The two teams will meet again tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m. here in New London.