Brunswick, Maine - Five different players scored and Tara Connolly stopped 20 shots as the Bowdoin College Polar Bear women's ice hockey team posted a 5-0 blanking of the visiting Trinity College Bantams this evening at Sidney J. Watson Arena. Bowdoin improves to 9-7-3 overall and 7-4 in the NESCAC, while Trinity falls to 11-8 overall and 6-5 in the league. Trinity's loss stops an eight-game winning streak.
After a back-and-forth first period with multiple scoring opportunities for both teams, Bowdoin capitalized first on a breakaway. Kim Tess-Wanat received a sharp breakout pass from Kayte Holtz and beat Trinity sophomore goaltender Alexa Pujol (New Canaan, Conn.) at 16:05 to give the hosts the lead after one frame.
Shelagh Merrill increased Bowdoin's lead to 2-0 with a wide angle shot from the top of the left circle that went over the outstretched blocker of Pujol at 5:48. A Trinity turnover led to Bowdoin's second goal of the period as Mallory Andrews intercepted an outlet pass and scored an open net goal at 9:11. The Polar Bears scored twice more against Pujol who finished with 25 saves and saw her streak of 245 minutes of scoreless play between the pipes for the Bantams go by the wayside. The teams will battle again tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. at Watson Arena.