Trice '20 scores game-winner; women's hockey sweeps Bowdoin

Alayna Trice '20 (Josh McKee photo)
Alayna Trice '20 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals scored one goal in each period en route to a 3-2 NESCAC victory over the Bowdoin College Polar Bears on Saturday afternoon at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink.

Hamilton (12-6-2, 6-4-2 NESCAC) also defeated the Polar Bears 2-0 on Friday night to sweep the two-game series.

Alayna Trice '20 netted the game-winner 6:16 into the third period. Jess Haviland '21 skated the puck around the back of the net and connected with Lexi Takashima '22 at the point. Takashima passed ahead to Trice who backhanded a shot under Kerri St. Denis' blocker for her second goal.

The Continentals jumped on the scoreboard 13:19 after the opening faceoff. Missy Segall '21 gathered the loose puck in the left corner and sent a centering pass towards the net. Bowdoin's Ali Dougal intercepted the pass but Nancy Loh '22 immediately stole the puck away and delivered a shot inside the right post for her team-leading 10th goal and 21st point.

Mya Berretta '22 gave Hamilton a 2-0 lead with a power-play goal just 2:40 into the second. Berretta and Segall completed a give-and-go inside the left faceoff circle. Berretta then deked around both the defender and St. Denis (32 saves) and tucked the puck across the goal line for her sixth goal.

Bowdoin's (3-16-1, 2-10-0) Miranda Bell scored two power-play goals in the remaining minutes of the second stanza. Her first came at 12:34 when Nell Fusco passed to Bell at the point and she wristed a screened shot into the upper-left corner of the net. Bell then tied the score with 12 seconds remaining on a shot that trickled through the pads of Gab Venne '22 (26 saves).

The Polar Bears owned a 12-6 shot advantage in the third period, but Venne stood strong between the pipes to secure her fourth victory this season and her second of the weekend.

Hamilton hosts Amherst College on Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday at 3 p.m. for the final home games of the regular season.