In the last weekend of the regular season, the women's ice hockey team put up a fight against No. 2 seed Amherst (19-4-1, 13-2-1 NESCAC), but settled for a loss and a tie.

The No. 3 seeded Polar Bears (11-9-4, 9-6-1 NESCAC) jumped out to an early lead in Friday's game after taking advantage of an Amherst turnover in the neutral zone, which allowed Kim Tess-Wanat '13 to slap the puck into the goal.

However, Amherst was up 3-1 by the end of the period after Josie Fisher scored twice in the span of three minutes.

Strong defense from the Jeffs kept Bowdoin from scoring until the third period, when captain Shelagh Merrill '12 netted the puck. Despite the rally the final score was 5-2.

Merrill said the box score did not show how close the game really was.

"We were disappointed with the outcome because I think we all knew that it was a much closer game than the score showed," Merrill said. "We played really well in the second and third periods and had a few opportunities to score, but unfortunately could not finish."

In the second game, Bowdoin came out and played with a vengeance.

Kayte Holtz '13 and captain Dominique Lozzi '12 scored for the Polar Bears, but in the second period Amherst flooded the Bowdoin net with 20 shots and tied the game at 2-2, a score that held into and through overtime, resulting in a draw. Kayla Lessard '13 started in the goal for Bowdoin and recorded 38 saves.

Bowdoin will host a first round playoff game tomorrow at 1 p.m. against No. 6 seeded Williams (11-13-0, 7-9-0 NESCAC).

"Everyone knows who the top competitors are, but we also know that any team can win on any given day," Merrill said. "At this point in the season, every game is a battle, and even though we might hold a slight edge with hosting the first round, we know that Williams is preparing just as hard as we are this week."

-Compiled by Andres Botero.