The Bowdoin College women’s ice hockey team opened the new year with a 1-0 win over Stevenson University on Monday night in the opening game of the Codfish Tournament.

The Polar Bears (5-1-2) returned to the ice for their first game since Dec. 10. The Mustangs fell to 6- 5.

Bowdoin outshot Stevenson 13-4 in the first period, including a power play opportunity. Caitie Darosa stood strong in net, turning away every shot, and sent the teams into the first break scoreless.

The Polar Bears and Mustangs played a more balanced middle frame. While Bowdoin still held a slight edge in shots (9-7), it was Stevenson that looked to break the stalemate with a power play opportunity midway through.

With the Mustangs on their second power play of the afternoon early in the third period, Bowdoin notched the game’s lone goal at 5:43. As the Mustang defense misplayed the puck at the point, Brooke Solomon cleared the zone and found Julie Dachille for a 2-on-1. With the defense pressuring Dachille, she slipped the puck back to Solomon who went bar down for the game-winner.

Bowdoin held a 33-18 edge in shots, with both teams going 0-for-2 on the power play.

Kerri St. Denis of Harpswell collected her third win of the season behind an 18-save shutout performance. Darosa allowed just the one goal while making 32 stops.

The Polar Bears face host UMass-Boston today at 4 p.m. in the tournament title game.

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