Connecticut College 2, Bowdoin College 1 OT
Signor Stops Seven Shots in NESCAC Win for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--First year keeper Natalie Signor (Glastonbury, Conn.) made seven saves and Grace Bilodeau (Harvard, Mass.) scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season as Connecticut College walked off with thrilling 2-1 overtime victory against Bowdoin College on Tempel Green Saturday.
The Camels improve to 2-3-1 with a 1-2-1 record in league play, while the Polar Bears slip to 2-3-2 with a 0-3-2 record in league action.
Ellery Gould (Sandwich, Mass.) scored her sixth goal of the season for Bowdoin. It was the 38th marker of her prolific career, tying the program record held by Marte Holden '85.
Sophomore Louise Johnson (New York, N.Y.) logged a complete game in goal for the Polar Bears.
The Camels opened the scoring in the 18th minute of action. Ali McKeigue (Arlington, Mass.) assisted Bilodeau for the goal and the Camels were able to carry the one goal lead into the break.
But in the 84th minute of action, Gould scored the equalizer for Bowdoin on a rebounded shot.
In the extra session, Connecticut College gained the Bowdoin defensive zone and was set up with a corner kick. A Polar Bear defender inadvertently headed the ball into the goal and the hosts celebrated with the 2-1 victory.
After the game, senior defender Jacqui Durand (Sudbury, Mass.) commented on the importance of getting the NESCAC win and extending the teams' unbeaten streak to three games.
"I think we're getting stronger and stronger every game," Durand said. "There's a huge difference in our play and our confidence is building as the season progresses."
October 1, 2011