Giuttari '20 registers three points in NESCAC loss to Bowdoin

Michaela Giuttari '20 posted a goal and two assists against Bowdoin on Saturday at Sage Rink (Josh McKee photo).
Michaela Giuttari '20 posted a goal and two assists against Bowdoin on Saturday at Sage Rink (Josh McKee photo).

Bowdoin College's Angelina Joyce scored with 2:01 left in the third period and lifted the Polar Bears to a 4-3 NESCAC win over the Hamilton College Continentals at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink on Saturday afternoon.

The Continentals (6-6-0, 2-4 NESCAC) held a 48-26 shot advantage and were 1-for-4 on the power play. Hamilton hosts Trinity College for another conference contest on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.

Bowdoin (5-5-2, 3-3-0) led 2-0 and 3-2 before Joyce's goal. The Polar Bears scored on their only power-play opportunity, and Dani Marquez made 45 saves.

Michaela Giuttari '20 boasted her third three-point game this season with a goal and two assists for the Continentals. Giuttari -- a defender -- leads the team with nine assists and 14 points. Missy Segall '21 added two helpers and won 19 of 25 faceoffs. Gab Venne '22, who was making her second start in as many nights, turned away 22 shots.

Nell Fusco, Tala Glass and Joyce recorded a goal and an assist each for Bowdoin. Four players were credited with one assist each.

The Polar Bears grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Meg Galanos at 7:39 and Glass with 5:38 remaining. Jess Haviland '21 cut Hamilton's deficit in half with a power-play goal at 5:32 of the second period. Giuttari whacked the puck towards the net where Haviland was waiting in front of the crease and she flipped it past Marquez.

Hyla Mosher '23 tied the score on her second goal of the weekend with 7:32 to go in the second. Segall took a wrist shot from the middle of the left faceoff circle that Marquez saved but didn't control. The puck bounced out to Mosher in the slot and she buried it in the back of the net.

Fusco put Bowdoin back in front at 7:29 of the third period, but Giuttari tied the score again on an unassisted goal with 5:53 left. She seized control of the puck near her own blue line and outraced one defender, deked another in the Continentals' offensive zone, and unleashed a shot from the left side of the slot that beat Marquez low to her glove side.

Hamilton pulled Venne for an extra skater eight seconds after Joyce made it 4-3, and the teams skated 5-on-4 after a player from each side was sent to the penalty box for roughing with 1:31 remaining. The Continentals put three shots on net in the final 90 seconds but Marquez saved them all and preserved the one-goal lead.