The women's ice hockey team is on a roll after sweeping conference opponents Williams and Trinity. The Polar Bears now stand No. 3 in the NESCAC rankings (10-7-3, 8-4-0 NESCAC), with Trinity falling to fourth (11-9-0, 6-6-0 NESCAC).

Last Friday's game against Trinity was an offensive exhibition—five different Bowdoin players scored, blanking the Bantams 5-0. The Bantams had been on an eight game winning streak until the loss.

It was the second consecutive shutout against a NESCAC opponent—the first for the program since 2007.

On a breakaway scoring opportubnity in the first period, Kim Tess-Wanat '13 beat Trinity's goalkeeper Alexa Pujol. Kayte Holtz '13 was credited with the assist. In the second period, captain Shelagh Merrill '12 took a wide-angle shot that flew past Pujol's glove to double Bowdoin's lead. Captain Dominique Lozzi '12 was credited with the assist.

Also in the second, Mallory Andrews '14 intercepted an errant pass from Pujol and drilled the shot into the empty net to give Bowdoin a 3-0 lead, followed by Madeline Lane '14 deflecting a shot into the net to put Bowdoin up 4-0. Andrews and Kenzie Novak '13 were each credited with an assist.

In the third period, Chelsea MacNeil '15 netted an unassisted goal to round out the final score. Tara Connolly '13 was between the pipes for Bowdoin and posted 20 saves.

On Saturday, Bowdoin started slowly and Trinity came roaring out of the gates, scoring two goals in the opening period. Trinity's Emily Kleidon knocked a shot past goalkeeper Kayla Lessard '13 to score the first goal for the visitors.

Later in the first, Macauly Bauer was part of a Bantam three-on-one opportunity and slapped the puck into the goal to double Trinity's advantage.

Bowdoin wasted no time in the second period, as Stephanie Ludy '13 reduced the deficit to 2-1 thanks to a Lozzi assist. After a quick face-off, Lozzi beat Pujol to tie the game up 2-2.

Then, in the final minutes of the second period, Holtz caused a Trinity turnover and passed to MacNeil, who scored from the back door to break the tie.

In the third, Tess-Wanat knocked home a loose puck to put Bowdoin up 4-2. Trinity replaced Pujol with Kristen Maxwell after Tess-Wanat's goal, but MacNeil scored the final Bowdoin goal to increase their lead to 5-2. Lessard was in goal for Bowdoin and had 25 saves.

This weekend Bowdoin travels to upstate New York to play Hamilton in a two-game series. If Bowdoin wins one game and Trinity loses, the Polar Bears will play a first-round home playoff game in the NESCAC tournament. The women hit the ice tonight at 7 p.m. and tomorrow at 3 p.m.

-Compiled by Andres Botero.