BRUNSWICK, ME - The Amherst College women's hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to eight games with a 3-3 tie at NESCAC powerhouse Bowdoin College. With the tie, Amherst moves to 10-4-1 (6-3-1 NESCAC) on the season while the Polar Bears move to 8-4-2 (5-1-2 NESCAC).
Amherst jumped out and took the lead when junior forward Natanya Khazzam (Montreal, Quebec) netted her third goal of the season with rookie defenseman Alyssa Chwick (Rye Brook, NY) grabbing the assist. Less than a minute later, sophomore forward Lindsey Harrington (Westford, MA) buried a shorthanded goal off an assist from linemate Anna MacLean (Edina, MN).
Although severely out-shot 17-3 in the second stanza, rookie netminder Krystyn Elek (Summerville, SC) was up to the task, turning away every Bowdoin attempt.
Harrington was at it again in the third period, this time on a power play when she finished off another assist from MacLean, while Elizabeth Ditmore (Excelsior, MN) also added a helper. The three-goal lead wouldn't stand, however, as Bowdoin chipped away at the 16:43 mark when Katie Coyne put the Polar Bears on the board.
With an extra attacker on the ice after Bowdoin pulled its goalie, Katie Forney scored with 51 seconds remaining in regulation before Bowdoin put a dagger in the Amherst victory hopes when Kristen Cameron found the back of the net with only 11 seconds to play in regulation.
Both teams skated to a scoreless overtime session. Elek finished with 36 stops for the Jeffs, while Bowdoin goalie Samantha Schwager had 11 saves for the Polar Bears.
The Jeffs return to action Saturday afternoon when they travel to meet NESCAC rival Colby College at 3 p.m.