After extending its winning streak against Colby to five games last Friday, the women's hockey team's lost to the Mules in a 2-1 game the following day.

Kim Tess-Wanat '13 gave Bowdoin a 1-0 lead in the first period, which the Polar Bears held onto until the final six minutes of regulation time.

A late-game goal by Colby forced the match into overtime, when a Colby power-play goal four minutes in gave the Mules the win.

"We seemed to get away from our game towards the end," captain Dominique Lozzi '12 said. "Colby capitalized on our mistakes and increased their intensity."

The day before, Bowdoin shut out Colby 5-0 at home in the Polar Bears' first NESCAC game of the year. Stephanie Ludy '13 scored two goals, while Al Chlebeck '12, Kayte Holtz '13 and Tess-Wanat each had one goal.

Goalie Tara Connolly '13 finished the series with 51 saves and recorded her second career shutout in the win.

"We outplayed Colby in five of six periods, but we really struggled putting the puck in the net in the second game," wrote Head Coach Marissa O'Neil in an email to the Orient. "It's extremely challenging to beat any team twice in one weekend."

Saturday's loss was the season's second game that has gone into overtime after an initial Bowdoin lead. Neither of these overtime games has resulted in a victory, pointing to the Polar Bears' struggle to maintain intensity for 60 or more minutes.

"We have to work on maintaining focus and keeping composure and finishing things," said captain Alex Fahey '12. "We just want to get things going, and once we get rolling, keep it rolling instead of letting other teams come back."

Bowdoin (1-2-1) will play non-conference games against Salve Regina tonight and Norwich tomorrow before heading into winter break.

"Then we'll be here over January with nothing else to think about other than figuring out how to make ourselves better," said Fahey.

-Compiled by Christine Rheem.