Lemmer Lifts Women's Soccer to 2-1 Overtime Win Against Williams

Sophia Lemmer scored in overtime to give Bowdoin its first win over Williams since 2005
Sophia Lemmer scored in overtime to give Bowdoin its first win over Williams since 2005

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Sophia Lemmer scored four minutes into overtime as the Bowdoin women's soccer team earned the upset 2-1 overtime win over Williams on Saturday.

The Polar Bears (7-6-1, 3-5-1 NESCAC) forced overtime with a successful penalty kick in the final two minutes of regulations. The win was the program's first victory over the Ephs (8-4-1, 6-3-0 NESCAC) since 2005.

Game Highlights

  • With five minutes remaining in the first half, Mikayla Kappes broke through the Bowdoin defense and earned a one-on-goal. Penny Rocchio came out to the left corner of the box and made a diving saves to deflect Kappes shot wide.
  • The Ephs controlled the second half, outshooting the Polar Bears 12-5, and finally broke through in the 82nd minute. After making a pair of quick saves on Williams bids, Rocchio was unable to deny a third attempt as Aspen Pierson gave the visitors a late 1-0 lead.
  • Aine Lawlor sent the game into overtime with a successful penalty kick conversation with 1:37 remaining in regulation.
  • Alison Lu nearly gave Williams the win two minutes into overtime, but the shot collided with the crossbar.
  • Bowdoin answered two minutes later. Rachael Peacock took a corner kick from the right side and sent the ball into the box. Lemmer settled the ball and made a move around a defender before sneaking a shot inside the right post.

By the Numbers

  • Williams owned a 17-9 edge in shots and 5-2 corner kick advantage.
  • Chelsea Taylor made five saves.
  • Penny Rocchio made six stops for Bowdoin.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears play at Tufts at 3:00 p.m. on October 29.
  • Williams plays at Middlebury on Tuesday with a 3:0 p.m. start.