Two goals from Eliza Bowman sparked the Greenwich Academy ice hockey team to a 2-1 victory over New Canaan in a non-conference game held at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford.
“It was definitely a back-and-forth game and we kept battling as we always do,” GA coach Erin Brawley said. “For Eliza (Bowman) to get two goals was great to see from a senior captain.”
Bowman’s unassisted goal with 3:31 remaining in the first period gave the Gators a 1-0 lead. The Rams tied the score at 1-1 when Kaleigh Harden tallied with 1:20 left in the opening period. Maddie Kloud and Grace Crowell each assisted on Harden’s tally.
Following a scoreless second period, Bowman registered the game-winner at the 2:56 mark of the third period, wiht GA on a power-play. Kayla Ketchabaw of GA won the faceoff in New Canaan’s zone and teammate Hamilton Doster took a shot on goal. Bowman finished in front, scoring off a rebound to give the Gators a 2-1 lead.
Emily Greenhaw made 15 saves in goal for Greenwich Academy. Blythe Novick stopped 26 shots for New Canaan.
“It was a full team effort and an awesome game by everyone, we needed this win,” Brawley said.
Up next for Greenwich Academy is a matchup against Rye Country Day School on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Chelsea Piers in Stamford.
An overtime goal from Will Forrest lifted Brunswick School to a 4-3 road win over Lawrenceville School in New Jersey on Wednesday.
The Bruins, who outshot Lawrenceville, 41-19, saw tallied the game-winner, with Forrest converting a shot, with the team on a power-play.
Brunswick held a 3-1 lead, but Lawrenceville tied the score, captializing on penalties. On the game-winner, Michael Salandra drove into the zone and pulled up behind the net. He moved the puck to Forrest, for a one-timer from the slot.
Brunswick, which improved its record to 17-4-2, visits Albany Academy on Friday.