Insuik stops 44 shots to help women's hockey tie Bowdoin, 2-2

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Hannah Insuik made 44 saves and the Colby College women's hockey team battled back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 2-2 overtime tie with Bowdoin College on Saturday at Alfond Rink.

Both teams are now 0-0-1 overall heading into another game Sunday at Bowdoin at 3 p.m. 

Insuik made 19 saves in the third period to keep Colby in the game. Her play in goal helped new Colby head coach Holley Tyng earn a point in her debut.

Colby cut the lead to 2-1 after Bowdoin picked up a cross-checking penalty at 6:37 of the third period. Cassidy Holzer scored her first collegiate goal at 8:13 when she was left alone in front and one-timed a cross from Delaney Flynn. The play started with Flynn going hard at the goal and lifting a backhand wide. She took off after her shot, regained possession behind the cage, and came around the other side to feed Holzer.

The Mules put sustained pressure on to force Bowdoin to ice the puck with 7:21 to play. On the ensuing face-off, Kailey Buxbaum won the draw back to first-year Taylor Methven, who quickly pushed the puck to McLaughlin for the shot and score.

The Polar Bears struck first at 12:17 of the opening period. A shot by Brigit Bergin was kicked to the corner by Insuik. Maureen Greason won the battle for the puck, came behind the net, was given too much room, and her backhand pass deflected off a Colby stick and into the net.

Bowdoin made it 2-0 in the second period at 2:43. The Polar Bears barely kept a puck from going over the blue line, got the play into the right corner, and then behind the net. Bergin took a pass between the two circles and ripped a shot for the score.

St. Denis finished with 20 saves for the Polar Bears.
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