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Women's hockey sweeps Bowdoin, wins thriller in overtime

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The Colby College women's hockey team scored with 4:01 left in regulation to tie the game and Lauren Klein tallied at 2:40 of overtime in a thrilling 3-2 win over rival Bowdoin College on Sunday.

Colby (2-0 overall, 2-0 NESCAC) took a series sweep after earning a 3-1 win at home on Saturday night at Alfond Rink. 
"Today was a total team effort. We didn’t come out with the same energy and focus we had last night and it showed statistically in the first period, but we worked through it," Colby head coach Holley Tyng said. "The team stuck together and remained committed to our game plan. Our upperclassmen took charge in the third and the power play proved to be the difference. Our goaltending again was outstanding." 
Game highlights
* The Mules scored all three goals on the power play, finishing 3-for-6 on the day.
* Klein (pictured) helped set up her own goal in overtime by making a cross to Cosentino on the left side. Cosentino's hard shot was saved, but the rebound went directly in front of the goal. Klein, going to the goal after passing to Cosentino, hacked at the rebound and found the back of the net.
* Good puck movement helped the Mules tie the game at 2-2. First-year Sadie Kuhn had the puck at the right point and crossed it over to Tay Munson at the left point. Munson quickly centered the puck to Carly Thomas, who was cutting toward the middle and was able to swipe a low shot for the score.
* After the Polar Bears (0-2 overall, 0-2 NESCAC) went up 1-0 at 14:04 of the opening period, Colby bounced back quickly just 2:23 later when Tess Dupre scored her first of the season from Klein.
* Bowdoin took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission when Brooke Solomon scored just 32 seconds after Dupre's goal. 

By the numbers

* Colby first-year goaltender Nina Prunster stopped 25 shots to win her collegiate debut. Cierra San Roman had the victory for the Mules in the game Saturday. 

* The Polar Bears had a 16-6 shot advantage in the first period, but Colby had a 22-11 margin in shots the rest of the way. 

Up next

* Colby heads to University of Southern Maine for a 7 p.m. game Tuesday. 

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