Bowdoin Edges Southern Maine 1-0

Sophmore G Nia Kelly stopped 30 shots Tuesday night in the Huskies 1-0 loss at Bowdoin.
Sophmore G Nia Kelly stopped 30 shots Tuesday night in the Huskies 1-0 loss at Bowdoin.

Bowdoin Edges Southern Maine 1-0

            BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Sophomore goalie Beth Findley (Hingham, Mass.) stopped 27 shots for her first career shutout as the Bowdoin College Polar Bears edged the University of Southern Maine Huskies 1-0 Tuesday night in a non-conference women's ice hockey game at Watson Arena.

            The win was the third straight for the Polar Bears, and improved their overall record to 7-5.  The Huskies, who had their three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1) stopped, slipped to 8-6-1 overall.

            The Polar Bears staked Findley to a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the game as senior Mallory Andrews (Sheboygan, Wis.) deflected a shot from rookie Marne Gallant (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.) past USM sophomore Nia Kelly (Cary, N.C.) for her second goal of the season.

            From that point, Findley and Kelly matched save for save over the next 57 minutes.  The Huskies lifted Kelly in the final minute of play for the extra attacker, but were unable to score an equalizer and force the game into overtime.

            Kelly, making her fifth start of the season, finished the game with 30 saves.

            Southern Maine returns to the USM Ice Arena this Friday (4:00 p.m.) and Saturday (1:00 p.m.) to host Saint Michael's College and nationally ranked Norwich University for ECAC Women's East games.  Bowdoin will host NESCAC rival Wesleyan University for a two-game series this Friday (7:00 p.m.) and Saturday (3:00 p.m.).

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