Women's Hockey Tops Bowdoin in OT

January 26, 2007

Abby Kurtz-Phelan took a feed from Shannon Sylvester and converted a breakaway 3:09 into overtime to lift Middlebury to a 5-4 win over Bowdoin. The win is the fifth straight for the Panthers over the Polar Bears.

Bowdoin came out strong with several good chances to score early. Middlebury's Lani Wright made a pair of good saves on Meghan Gillis and Caroline Currie in the game's first five minutes. Later in the period, the Polar Bears had a five-on-three power play for 41 seconds, but could not break onto the scoreboard.

Bowdoin scored the game's first goal at 16:48 as Kristen Cameron made a pair of nice moves driving to the slot. The lead doubled at 18:41 as Caroline Currie scored with a feed from Kara Kelley, as her shot trickled through the pads of Wright. Middlebury cut the lead in half with 1:01 remaining in the period as Annemarie Cellino scored down low. Bowdoin ended the period with a 13-5 shots advantage.

Cellino struck again just 2:30 into the second period with a power play goal, roofing a shot past Kelly Keebler from the high slot. Bowdoin regained the lead at 5:16 as Kate Leonard finished off a puck sliding across the crease. Middlebury answered to tie it at three as Randi Dumont scored with a high backhander from the slot, just after a face-off at the 11:57 mark. The Polar Bears went on top again with just 9.5 seconds left in the period as Jayme Woogerd made a great crossing pass to Meghan Gillis, who finished with a shot to the top left corner.

Middlebury tied the game 3:05 into the third period as Shannon Sylvester's shot from the left point deflected in off a defender's skate in front. The Panthers had a chance to win it in regulation with a power play at 15:45, but they could not take advantage. Bowdoin had the best chance of the period with four seconds left, but Gillis' shot on the door step was stopped with a great pad save by Wright.

Wright ended the night with 21 saves, while Keebler made 16 stops for Bowdoin.

Date: January 26, 2007 - 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM 1 2 3 OT F
Bowdoin (9-5-2) 2 2 0 0 4
Middlebury (13-1-1) 1 3 0 1 5

B-1st (16:48) - Kristen Cameron (Scooter Walsh, Katie Coyne)
B-1st (18:41) - Caroline Currie (Kara Kelley, Kate Leonard)
M-1st (18:59) - Annmarie Cellino (Shannon Tarrant, Erika Nakamura)
M-2nd (2:30) - Cellino (Tarrant, Karen Levin)
B-2nd (5:16) - Leonard (Cameron, Julia King)
M-2nd (11:57) - Randi Dumont (Abby Kurtz-Phelan)
B-2nd (19:50) - Meghan Gillis (Jayme Woogerd, Katie Forney)
M-OT (3:09) - Kurtz-Phelan (Sylvester, Tarrant)

Lani Wright-M (63:09 min., 21 saves, 4 GA)
Kelly Keebler-B (63:09 min., 16 saves, 5 GA)