Jeffs Fall to Bowdoin in 7-0 Season Finale|
February 18, 2001
Taken from a Bowdoin College Release
|Heidi Alexander made|
30 saves in the loss
for the Jeffs
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College first-year Lindsey Simon (Canaan, NH) notched her first career hat trick while sophomore Shelly Chessie (Fredericton, New Brunswick) scored two goals and dished out an assist, helping the Polar Bear women's ice hockey team defeat visiting Amherst College on Sunday afternoon, 7-0. The victory was the fifth-straight for Bowdoin, while Amherst drops its third in a row, ending its 2000-01 season with a record of 7-16-1 (5-13 ECAC).
After a scoreless first period in which the overmatched Jeffs stayed with the host Polar Bears as best they could, Simon would give the Polar Bears all they would need 1:03 into the second stanza when she scored an unassisted goal for a 1-0 Bowdoin edge.
Simon's goal opened the floodgates, as it would be the first of five goals in the period for the Polar Bears. Sophomore Beth Muir (N. Chelmsford, MA) netted the second goal midway through the period, and Chessie pushed the lead to 3-0 just 1:08 later. First-year Jess Burke (Arlington, MA) and Simon finished off the scoring in the second frame for the 5-0 edge.
Simon opened up the third period with an unassisted short-handed goal just 1:35 in to complete her hat trick, before Chessie put the finishing touches on the game with a breakaway goal at the 11:29-mark.
Sophomore Francesca Klucevek-Whalen (Duxbury, MA) made 10 saves in the first two periods to pick up the win before giving way to classmate Emily McKissock (Dedham, MA), who made seven stops in the third period. Sophomore Heidi Alexander (Edina, MN) made 30 saves in the losing effort for the Jeffs.
The loss puts the cap on a brilliant career for Amherst's lone senior, co-captain forward Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH), who finished just three points shy of the all-time school scoring record with 160 points, tallying 76 career goals and 84 assists. Bowe is the lone player lost to graduation for the Jeffs, however, who will return a veteran core of players next year, led by Alexander and sophomore forward Danielle Williams (Needham, MA). Williams led the Jeffs in scoring with 23 goals and 15 assists (38 points) during the 2000-01 season.
Bowdoin, which improves to 16-3-3 (12-3-3 ECAC), finishes tied for third in the league with Williams College, and has a non-conference game at Boston College on Tuesday night before returning home for a league playoff game next weekend.
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