Women's hockey rallies to tie Bowdoin
The Hamilton College women’s hockey team played host Bowdoin College to a 1-1 tie on Friday night in the opener of a NESCAC weekend series in Brunswick, Maine. The tie was the fourth of the year for the Continentals, tying a school record.
Hamilton (8-9-4, 2-8-3 NESCAC) tied the game with a third-period goal by Steph DiPietro ’18. DiPietro scored her second goal in as many games, tying the score 21 seconds into the third. She carried the puck out from behind Bowdoin’s net and slipped a wrap-around shot through the pads of Lan Crofton '17 for her fifth goal of the year.
The Continentals had chances to win the game in regulation and the extra session. Hannah Bartlett ’16 fired a shot on Bowdoin’s net after carrying the puck off the left boards on a breakaway in the waning seconds of the third period but her wrist shot went just wide of the net. In the extra session Bowdoin's Crofton made a sprawling save of a shot that had deflected off a teammate, diving across the goal face and reaching behind her to preserve the tie.
Bowdoin (9-7-5, 5-5-3) had taken a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 5:10 of the second. Nine seconds into the five-on-four, Brigit Bergin ’18 slid a high cross-ice pass to the left point for Maddie Baird ‘15, who fed Julie Dachille ’18 between the circles. Dachille spun in the slot and found an open corner for her team-leading 10th goal of the season.
Hamilton’s Sam Walther '18 finished with 21 saves to earn her fourth tie of the year. Crofton made 17 stops.
Saturday’s game has been moved to a 2 p.m. start because of anticipated poor weather conditions in Maine.