BOSTON, Mass.—Senior Tala Glass' overtime goal, completed visiting Bowdoin College's two-goal comeback win over UMass Boston women's hockey in the Consolation Game of the 13th Annual Codfish Bowl Tournament.
Bowdoin College 3, UMass Boston 2 (OT)
(UMass Boston 3-6-1)
(Bowdoin College 3-2-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After UMass Boston jumped out to a 2-0 lead midway through the first period, the Polar Bears scored a power-play goal in the second and third periods and then Glass scored the game-winning goal 3:23 into the extra-session.
UMass Boston goalie Caty Flagg (Metheun, Mass.) put together her best showing as a Beacon. The senior netminder set a new season-high for the third time in four games and made her most saves as a Beacon overall with 46 stops on 49 shots.
Fellow senior Erica Lunn (Kingston, Mass.) recorded both goals for the Beacons. The senior captain gave the Beacons a 2-0 lead midway through the first period, after scoring two goals in a 1:44 span.
Meg Galanos and Angelina Joyce each scored power-play goals for Bowdoin in the win.
In net, sophomore Dani Marquez made 18 saves on 20 shots to improve to 3-2 on the season.
Bowdoin had the upper hand to start the contest, but Flagg held strong to keep the game scoreless.
UMass Boston opened the scoring at 9:18. After Jane Ann Drill (Madison, Wisc.) drilled a shot high off the boards behind the net, Hannah MacDougall (South Dartmouth, Mass.) forced a turnover behind the net. Lunn picked up the puck and sent a backhand shot off of a Bowdoin defender and just inside the near post.
Lunn doubled the Beacons lead at 11:02. Cailey Kozich (Wexford, Pa.) tipped the puck to Lunn along the near boards and Lunn sent a shot from a tough-angle through Marquez's five-hole for a 2-0 advantage.
Bowdoin outshot the Beacons 14-8 in the first period, but couldn't solve Flagg.
The Polar Bears had one of their best chances to score early in the second period, but Flagg denied Katie Leininger on a 1-on-1 breakaway chance.
Bowdoin finally got on the board on their fourth power-play chance of the day. Izzi Stoddard sent a back-door pass for Galanos and she one-timed a soft shot just inside the near post at 8:45 of the second period. Rachel Potoker also picked up an assist on the play.
The Polar Bears tied the game in the third on their fifth and final power-play of the day. Leininger skated in from the near circle and sent a hard shot that Joyce tipped past Flagg at 10:26 of the third.
Bowdoin would dominate the final five minutes of regulation and pepper Flagg, but the senior netminder stood strong for the Beacons.
In overtime, Bowdoin outshot the Beacons 4-1, with Joyce pinging the crossbar early in the extra session off a deflection.
The Polar Bears scored the game-winning goal at 3:23, when Glass' shot from the point deflected off of the front of Flagg's shoulder, spun over her back and in.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Bowdoin outshot the Beacons 49-20. They also earned a 41-18 edge in face-offs.
- Flagg's 46 saves are tied for her second-most career saves. The University of New England transfer made a career-high 57 saves against Norwich University in her sophomore season with the Nor'Easters. She made 46 saves four other times as a Nor'Easter.
- Bowdoin went 2-5 on the power-play, while the Beacons did not get a chance on the power-play. The Beacons allowed five power-play goals on 12 chances this weekend, after starting the year 26-26 on the penalty-kill.
- Lunn's multi-goal game is the second of her collegiate career. The senior scored twice against Colby College as a freshman.
- UMass Boston finishes 0-2 in a Codfish Bowl for just the second time in program history (2009).
- With the win, Bowdoin improves to 3-2 all-time against the Beacons in the Codfish Bowl and 7-2-1 overall.
- Flagg made 14 saves in each of the first two periods and 15 more in the third. In two games this weekend, the senior made 87 saves on 95 shots (.916 save percentage).
UMass Boston will continue their season-high, five-game homestand on Friday, when they host New England College at 4 p.m.