BRUNSWICK, MAINE—Bowdoin College's Brooke Solomon scored with a less than a second remaining in regulation, to lift the Polar Bears past women's hockey 2-1 in non-conference action.
Bowdoin College 2, UMass Boston 1
(UMass Boston 4-4-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
For the second-straight game, UMass Boston gave up a 1-0 lead late in the third period, only to lose in heartbreaking fashion.
Bowdoin tied the game at 13:47 on Solomon's first goal of the game, before the junior tacked on the game-winner at 19:59. Solomon won an offensive zone face-off with six seconds left and tipped the puck past Rachel Myette (Duxbury, Mass.) with less than a second remaining.
Myette was phenomenal for the second-straight game, as she posted 32 saves on 34 shots. The senior stopped 10 or more shots in all three periods, including stopping the first 29 shots she faced.
Bowdoin goalie Sophia Lattanzio improved to 2-0-0 on the year by making 14 saves on 15 shots.
Bowdoin College held the edge through the first 20 minutes, as they outshot the Beacons 10-5, but couldn't sneak one past Myette.
Harris turned the tide early on in the second, when the junior scored off a pass from Bianchini at 5:20. The Beacons kept the momentum going as they were only outshot 10-8 in the second stanza.
The Polar Bears picked up the pace in the third period and dominated the play. The hosts outshot UMass Boston 14-2 and were able to finally light the lamp with two goals in the final 6:13.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Bowdoin outshot UMass Boston 34-15 for the afternoon.
- Both sides ended the day 0-for-2 on the power play.
- Myette has made 30 or more saves in four of her eight starts this season.
- With the win, the Polar Bears improved to 6-1-1 all-time against UMass Boston.
UMass Boston will return home on Saturday, when they host Johnson & Wales University (R.I.) at 1 p.m.