Freshman Laura Bowman netted her first two goals as the Penn State women’s hockey team scored the last two goals to defeat Vermont 4-2 on Saturday.
Hannah Hoenshell tallied a game-high three points with a goal and two assists. Goaltender Celine Whitlinger saved 37 shots as the Nittany Lions improved to 1-0-1 on the season.
Hoenshell snapped a 2-2 tie with her goal 3:54 into the second period. Bowman followed with her second goal at the 17:22 mark of the second period, which closed out the scoring.
Kelly Seward and Bowman scored in the first period for Penn State. Gina Repaci and Dayna Colang scored for Vermont.
The Catamounts outshot Penn State 39-22.
“It was a terrific team effort today,” PSU coach Josh Brandwene said. “We did a great job bouncing back a number of times early and showed good poise in the third period. I’m very pleased with the improvements we made and looking forward to more continued progress from this team.”
The Nittany Lions return to the ice at Quinnipiac on Friday.