Gorajek OT Game-Winner Seals Key Win Over Williams

Gorajek OT Game-Winner Seals Key Win Over Williams


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Carolyn Gorajek scored the overtime game-winner to lead the Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team to a dramatic 13-12 win over Williams on Saturday. The Polar Bears, ranked 15th nationally, improve to 9-4 (5-2 NESCAC) while the 14th-ranked Ephs drop to 9-5 (4-4 NESCAC).

The tally capped a fantastic day for Gorajek, who led Bowdoin with four goals in the victory. Liz Clegg added two goals and three draw controls while McKenna Teague and Katie Stewart also scored a pair of the Polar Bears. Williams was led by six scores from Sam Weinstein.

Bowdoin seemed to be in command in the second half, when a three-goal run opened up an 11-6 advantage with just over 20 minutes remaining. But the Ephs stormed back thanks to Weinstein, who scored five times in the final 19:08, sparking a 6-1 Williams run to end regulation and force overtime. After two scoreless overtime sessions, Gorjak netted the game-winner to give the Polar Bears their sixth-straight win over the Ephs dating back to 2005.

Tara Connolly made 12 stops in net for the Polar Bears, who have won eight of their last nine outings.