#10 Connecticut College 8, Bowdoin College 7
Dachille Scores Five, Supplies Game-Winner for Undefeated Camels
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Steve Dachille exploded with five goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as 10th ranked Connecticut College erased a five goal halftime deficit in an 8-7 victory against Bowdoin College Saturday.
The 10th ranked Camels, who pulled out their third straight one goal victory, improve to 8-0 with a 4-0 record in the NESCAC. The Polar Bears slip to 3-5 with a 1-3 record in conference action.
Dachille, who notched his 100th score in a five-goal outburst against Keene State Tuesday, scored two critical goals in the fourth quarter to force the extra session.
Nathan Fritts scored a pair of goals to lead Bowdoin while Adam Tracy and Ben Chadwick each had two assists.
The hosts appeared to be in control in the opening half, vaulting their way out
To a 6-1 lead at the intermission thanks to six different goal scorers. Fritts capped the period with a score just 23 seconds before the break as the Polar Bears held a 16-11 edge in shots in the first 30 minutes.
But the Camels have played from behind in three of their four NESCAC games and were not about to panic. Trailing 7-4 after three, Dachille responded with two of the team´s three goals in the fourth quarter, putting in the equalizer with 3:46 remaining.
Bowdoin goalie Chris Williamson and Connecticut College keeper Rob Moccia each made saves in the closing moments to force the extra session.
In the overtime, both sides had an opportunity to win the game with possessions. The Camels were awarded with an extra man opportunity for one-minute on a slashing penalty. Freshman John Lyons seized the opportunity in the 6-on-5 situation and was able to feed Dachille for the game winning marker.
Williamson finished with 11 saves for Bowdoin while Moccia stopped
12 shots for the Camels, eight of those saves occurred in the second half of action.
April 3, 2010