BRUNSWICK, Maine — Cathleen Smith scored the game-winning goal to give No. 2 Bowdoin its fourth perfect regular season in program history in a 2-1 win against No. 13 Tufts on Wednesday evening at Ryan Field.
After back-and-forth play in the early going, Bowdoin’s Ella Curren broke the deadlock on a Polar Bear penalty corner with under five minutes left in the opening half. Curren took the entry feed from McKenna Teague and ripped a low, hard drive from the right wing that skipped past Tufts goaltender Mariana Zak for a 1-0 Bowdoin lead at intermission.
Tufts responded with early pressure in the second half and Bowdoin first-year Hannah Gartner stood tall in her first career start, making several saves to preserve the Polar Bear lead. Tufts was finally able to break through with 24:58 remaining, when Brittany Norfleet found Kelsey Perkins alone in front. Perkins tapped the ball over a diving Gartner to tie the score at one apiece.
Six minutes later, Bowdoin answered when Liz Clegg kept the ball in the circle on the right wing and slid the ball through traffic to the waiting stick of Smith. Smith slipped the ball past Zak to give Bowdoin a 2-1 edge with 18:56 to go.
No. 5 Skidmore 3, Hartwick 0
ONEONTA, N.Y. — Three second-half goals propelled No. 5 Skidmore to a 3-0 road win against Hartwick Wednesday.
Skidmore dominated the game, not allowing a Hartwick shot on goal. The Thoroughbreds outshot the Hawks 22-4.
After a scoreless first half, Lauren Tobias got Skidmore on the board, taking a long pass from Jackie Slocombe for her 12th goal of the season at 44:36. Annie Rosencrans made it 2-0 from Kelly Blackhurst at 50:42. Rosencrans returned the favor, assisting Blackhurst 10 minutes later for the third goal. It was Blackhurst’s 22nd goal of the season.
Haley McDougall earned her sixth and the Thoroughbreds’ seventh shutout of the season.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.