Women's ice hockey avenges loss to Bowdoin
On Friday, Dec. 2, the women’s hockey team suffered a painful 5-0 loss to Bowdoin College, but bounced back the following evening to avenge their loss, defeating the Polar Bears 2-1 in overtime. Following the two games, Colby’s record moved to 2-3-1 overall and 1-3 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
In the Friday evening matchup, Bowdoin’s Stephanie Ludy scored twice to lead the Polar Bears. Ludy’s first goal came off a power play and was followed less than a minute later by a top-shelf goal scored by Kim Tess-Want. Ludy’s second goal came early in the second period when she intercepted the puck and scored to bring Bodwoin’s tally to three. With the final two goals, the Polar Bears shut out the Mules and earned their first win of the season.
Despite the disappointing showing on Friday, the Mules showed grit and determination in their overtime victory on Saturday. First-year players Jazz Bazinet-Phillips and Carolyn Fuwa both scored their first collegiate goals and goalkeeper Brianne Wheeler ’14 recorded 39 saves to propel the Mules defense. Although Bowdoin led most of the game by a 1-0 tally, Colby refused to retreat, and Bazinet-Phillips knocked in a goal off of an assist from Sylvia Xistris ’14 with 5:36 remaining in regulation. Then, in the overtime period, Fuwa earned the win with an unassisted goal.
This week, the Mules are scheduled to play two home games against New England College at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 and the University of Southern Maine at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.