Brunswick, Maine – First-year Claudia Capone (Foxboro, Mass.) scored an empty-netter from her own zone as time expired to lift the visiting Trinity College Bantams to a 2-1 overtime win over the Bowdoin College Polar Bears in women’s ice hockey on Thursday evening. The game was non-conference and will not alter either team’s NESCAC record. The Polar Bears are 4-4-1 while the Bantams are 4-3. With a face-off in the Trinity zone and four seconds remaining in overtime, Bowdoin pulled its goalie in favor of an extra skater. Trinity first-year Lily Kate Delaney (Groton, Mass.) won it and kicked the puck back to Capone who saucered a shot to the far end and into Bowdoin’s empty net for her first career goal as the buzzer sounded.
Bowdoin scored 2:19 into the second period to take a 1-0 lead. Meg Galanos took a feed from Brett Stoddard and skated across the crease, putting a shot on net. Trinity senior backstop Kai-Lilly Karpman (Playa del Ray, Calif.) denied the first shot but Galanos put her own rebound in the back of the net. Trinity evened the game four minutes into the third when sophomore forward Angelina Mushenko (East Longmeadow, Mass.) carried down the left side and flicked a shot short side just under the crossbar.
Trinity rookie Ethel Wilhelmsson (Stockholm, Sweden) nearly ended it with a pair of close range shot in the third period, but was denied one two of Dani Marquez' 14 saves in the final stanza. Later in regulation, Bantam junior forward Karinna Cave-Hawkins (Annapolis, Md.) stripped the puck off a Bowdoin player in front of the Polar Bear bench and skated one-on-goal, but Marquez came out to meet Cave-Hawkins and shut down the potential game-winner. Karpman finished with 19 saves for the Bantams, and Marquez made 34 stops for the Polar Bears. Trinity was 0-for-4 on the power play. Bowdoin went 0-for-3 with the extra skater. Trinity plays Williams in non-conference action tomorrow in Brunswick at 3 p.m. The Polar Bears host Manhattanville at 7 p.m. in Watson to conclude tomorrow's schedule.