Field Hockey Falls to Williams In Overtime Shootout

Manveer Sandhu tallied the equalizer that eventually forced overtime. The first year was also the only Polar Bear to convert in the shootout.
Manveer Sandhu tallied the equalizer that eventually forced overtime. The first year was also the only Polar Bear to convert in the shootout.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Bowdoin field hockey team fell to host Williams in a shootout on Sunday afternoon, resulting in a 2-1 loss.

The Polar Bears (10-3, 5-3 NESCAC) and Ephs (8-3, 6-2 NESCAC) were both unable to produce a goal in the second half or either overtime frame, necessitating a shootout.

Game Highlights

  • Williams went up 1-0 just under 17 minutes into the game following a penalty corner. Claire Fitzpatrick found Libby Dolan for the tally.
  • Bowdoin responded eight minutes later as Manveer Sandhu recorded an unassisted goal to draw the game even at 1-1.
  • The Polar Bears shut down an Ephs corner as time expired in the second half, not allowing a shot, and forced overtime.
  • Kara Finnerty had a chance to win the game for Bowdoin with a penalty stroke in the second overtime frame, but was unable to convert.
  • Both opening attempts in the shootout were successful, as Sandhu scored for Bowdoin and Allie Weiner for Williams.
  • The following three pairs were all unable to score. The Ephs won the game with their final attempt of the round as Kate Gregory scored.

By the Numbers

  • Maddie Ferrucci made five stops for Bowdoin.
  • Emma Santucci made three stops in the start for Williams. Abby Lloyd earned the win with a pair of saves, both coming in overtime.
  • Bowdoin held a slight 12-9 edge in shots. Williams took 14 corners to Bowdoin's seven.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears host Connecticut College at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.