Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College women’s ice hockey program cruised to its second-straight NESCAC victory, netting six goals en route to a 6-1 victory over Bowdoin Saturday afternoon. First-year Ethel Wilhelmsson (Stockholm, Sweden) and sophomore Ellie Fellows (Westport, Mass.) recorded two-goal performances, leading the Bantams in its 13-goal weekend.
The Bantams (7-11-4, 2-10-2 NESCAC) recorded 38 shots on net, playing a level game through all three frames. Senior netminder Kai-Lily Karpman (Playa del Ray, Calif.) picked up her second win of the weekend, stopping 27 shots on the afternoon.
Trinity now has full control of the eighth and final playoff spot in the NESCAC entering the final weekend of play, sitting two games behind the Polar Bears (8-11-3, 4-9-1 NESCAC).
Trinity kept Friday night’s momentum into Saturday, scoring its eighth goal of the weekend just 1:20 into the first period. After junior Sierra Lee (Ferguson’s Cove, Nova Scotia) cycled the puck up to first-year Olive Skull (South Strafford, Vt.), her rocket into the crease was redirected by classmate Ethel Wilhelmsson (Stockholm, Sweden); the tip caught Bowdoin netminder Dani Marquez off guard, making it 1-0.
With nine minutes remaining in the second period, it was Wilhelmsson again, lighting the lamp to make it 2-0. On a pass from sophomore Ellie Fellows (Westport, Mass.), Wilhelmsson was all alone in front of the far faceoff circle; a beauty of a snapshot picked the top-left corner, doubling Trinity’s lead.
The hosts continued to pile it on, scoring the game’s third goal three minutes later. During the first power play opportunity of the afternoon, senior Taylor Foy (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) unloaded on a shot from just inside the blue line; her shot was saved, but junior Martha Peppes (Lincoln, R.I.) was there for the rebound and the easy put away.
The Bantams made it 4-0 early in the second period, scoring its second power play tally of the afternoon. This time it was Fellows who tipped home a shot from just outside the crease, with the assist credited to senior Alex Sinson (Elm Grove, Wisc.).
Just over a minute later, the Polar Bears lit the lamp, cutting the deficit to three. On its first power play of the evening, sophomore Ali Dougal redirected a shot from Izzi Stoddard, making it 4-1 with plenty of time remaining.
With five minutes remaining, The Bantams once again found the back of the net. After a stellar save from Bowdoin netminder Dani Marquez, Lee collected the rebound; a deke around a defender and Marquez on the opposite post led to a wide-open net, and the junior backhanded a shot to make it 5-1.
Midway through the final frame, the Bantams lit the lamp for the sixth time on the day. Fellows one-timed a juicy rebound after the initial shot from sophomore Bergen Kobienia (Hopkins, Minn.) was saved.
Fellows, Wilhelmsson, and Lee all finished with three-point games; Kobienia, Lee, and Foy finished the day with two assists.
Trinity returns to action next Friday, playing the first of its home-and-home series against Wesleyan on the road; puck-drop is slated for 7 p.m.