BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Rookie Julia Surgenor (Meriden, N.H.) and senior Julie Dachille (Venetia, Penn.) each scored a pair of goals as the visiting Bowdoin College Polar Bears shut out the University of Southern Maine Huskies, 6-0, in a non-conference women's ice hockey game Sunday at the USM Ice Arena.
The win extends the Polar Bears season-opening unbeaten streak to seven games, and improves their overall record to 6-0-1. The Polar Bears swept the teams' home-and-home season series without allowing a goal having defeated the Huskies six days ago 3-0. The Huskies slip to 3-9-0 overall.
Surgenor scored twice in the opening 12 minutes of play to put the visitors on top. Her second goal came when she broke up a USM power-play rush at center ice and went in alone on USM second-year goaltender Whitney Padgett (Eden Prairie, Minn.). Surgenor buried the shot over Padgett's right shoulder for the short-handed tally.
Dachille scored late in the first period, converting a feed from Surgenor, and early in the second after taking a pass from junior Brooke Solomon (Parkton, Md.).
Bowdoin added two more goals in the second period by junior Marissa Fichter (Duxbury, Mass.) and senior Brigit Bergin (Natick, Mass.). Fichter converted a feed from senior Maureen Greason (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) with a shot into the top of the net from the right-wing circle. Bergin's shot from the blue line found its way through a maze of players in front of Padgett for her first goal of the season.
Junior Sophia Lattanzio (Montclair, N.J.) and rookie Madeline Carlson (Cloquet, Minn.) combined in goal for the shutout. Lattanzio played the opening period recording two saves before giving way to Carlson, who was making her first collegiate appearance. Carlson made six saves over the final 40 minutes. Padgett registered 29 saves in the game.
Southern Maine is off until January 5 for semester exams and the holidays. The Huskies begin second-semester play at St. Michael's College in the opening round of the Trader Duke's Ice Hockey Classic. Bowdoin is also off until January 5 when it travels to Williams College for a two-game NESCAC series.