BRUNSWICK, Maine – Extending its win streak to five games, the Amherst College women's ice hockey team struck once in the first and once in the third to edge Bowdoin College, 2-1, Saturday afternoon at Sidney J. Watson Arena.
With the win, Amherst earns the series sweep and improves to 13-4-4 on the season and to 8-3-3 in league play, while Bowdoin falls to 7-9-3 overall (4-7-1 NESCAC).
Getting on the board 5:38 into the matchup, sophomore Angelina Wiater tallied her second-straight goal for the Mammoths after potting the game-winner last night. Teaming up with Kate Pohl '23 on a 2-v-1 rush, Wiater collected a perfect dish from Pohl in the slot before beating the Polar Bears' keeper with a deke to her backhand.
After a scoreless second period, Angelina Joyce evened the sides at one all 23 seconds into the third with assists from Nell Fusco and Izzi Stoddard. Following up on her redirect on a shot from the point, Joyce cleaned up the rebound to notch her team-leading sixth goal of the year.
Regaining the lead four minutes later, Natalie Lima '23 recorded her first career game-winner and second marker of the season. Forcing a turnover in front of the Bowdoin bench, Lima intercepted the puck and came through for the visitors with a breakaway score.
In between the pipes, Caitlin Walker '22 (12-4-4) registered 20 saves for Amherst in the winning effort, while Dani Marquez (5-9-2) made 19 stops for the Polar Bears in the loss.
Both sides put 21 shots on target in the matchup, with the Mammoths going 0-for-6 up a skater and Bowdoin finishing 0-for-3 on the power play.
The Mammoths return to the ice next Thursday, Feb. 13 when they kick off a three-game homestand to close out the regular season with a 7:00PM non-conference battle against Suffolk.