Caputi notches first career goal to propel Bowdoin past Williams in 4OT
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Bowdoin's Mac Caputi scored his first career goal in the fourth overtime against Williams to lift the No. 20 Polar Bears to a 7-6 win.
Winners of five consecutive games, the victory gave the Polar Bears their second one-goal win in as many days and improved the team's record to 6-2 (3-2 NESCAC).
Franklin Reis and Billy Bergner each had two goals and an assist in the win. Christopher Williamson collected 14 saves for the Polar Bears.
Bowdoin jumped ahead 3-0 in the first quarter thanks to goals from Reis, Conor O'Toole and Peter Reuter. Williams cut into the lead with a pair of markers to start the second quarter, but Bergner put home a score before halftime to give Bowdoin a 4-2 edge at the break.
The Polar Bears increased their lead to 6-3 after three quarters thanks to goals from Bergner and Reis, but Williams scored three times in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Andy Grabowski netted the game-tying goal with just nine seconds remaining in regulation.
Both teams had several chances in the first three overtimes, but Bowdoin's game-winner came in transition in the fourth extra session. Williamson made a save on the defensive end and Adam FitzGerald brought the ball down field for the clear. FitzGerald fed Bergner on the wing, who dealt a pass to an oncoming Caputi. Caputi slashed through the middle and fired the ball into the net at 3:18 to give Bowdoin the win.
Maxwell Rosner and Sether Hanson had two caused turnovers each for the Bowdoin defense. Robert Talcott won 10 of 19 faceoffs and had five ground balls. Ben Brewster and Samuel Hodgson had three ground balls apiece.