Bowdoin College scored one goal in the second period and another in the third to defeat visiting Hamilton College 2-0 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game at Sidney J. Watson Arena on Jan. 16.
After a scoreless first period that featured a sizable 14-6 shot advantage for the hosts, Bowdoin (6-6-2 overall, 4-2-1 NESCAC) was able to get on the board at 9:52 of the second when the Polar Bears finished off a puck in front.
Bowdoin made a bid to add to its advantage late in the period when Riley Smith ‘12 was called for tripping, resulting in a penalty shot. Becca Hazlett ‘13 swept aside the chance and kept the deficit at one goal. Hazlett finished with 35 saves for the Continentals (4-6-2, 2-4-2).
The Polar Bears sealed the win late in the third period when they took control of the puck in the corner, and fed a cross-ice pass to the far post with 6:27 left. Hamilton was 0-for-4 with the extra skater, while Bowdoin was 0-for-3. The Polar Bears enjoyed a 37-16 advantage in shots on goal.
The Continentals return to action on Tuesday, Jan. 19, when they host SUNY Oswego for a non-conference game at 7 p.m.