WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williams College men’s lacrosse team had a furious fourth-quarter rally to send their Easter Sunday game with Bowdoin into overtime. It took four overtimes to decide this one.
But in that fourth overtime, Bowdoin’s Mac Caputi scored to give the Polar Bears a 7-6 win over Williams.
When Franklin Reis scored his second goal with 59 seconds left in the third quarter, the Polar Bears (6-2, 4-2 NESCAC) went up 6-3.
Steven Kiesel scored twice in the fourth period for the Ephs (3-4, 2-3), making it a one-goal game.
With 1:04 left in the fourth quarter, Bowdoin’s Ben Brewster was sent off for tripping. Williams got the man-up goal with 9 seconds left as Kiesel set up Andy Grabowski to tie the contest and send the game into the four overtimes.
Bowdoin goalie Chris Williams faced 20 shots and had 14 saves. Eph netminder Dan Whittam had 9 saves on 16 shots.
Williams beat Bates, 10-7, on Saturday.
Williams women’s lacrosse
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The Ephs finished up a rough weekend in Maine with a second comeback effort that fell short. This one was a 9-6 loss to Bowdoin.
Williams lost to Bates, 11-10, on Saturday.
The Ephs (6-3, 2-3) fell behind 4-0 in the first half, but came back to make it 4-3 at halftime.
Williams closed the lead to 8-5 in the second half, but Bowdoin (6-1, 5-1) didn’t allow the Ephs to get any closer.
Carolyn Gorajek had four goals to lead Bowdoin. Williams was paced by Bridget Malicki’s two goals.
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Williams baseball team left Arizona with a doubleheader sweep of Middlebury on Saturday.
With the 5-2 and 11-2 wins, the Ephs take over first place in the NESCAC West Division standings.
In the second game of the doubleheader, Williams scored five runs in the first inning and never trailed.
Freshman Dan Smith was the beneficiary of the offensive explosion and got the win. He struck out eight and gave up six hits and a walk in seven innings.
Reliever Jimmy Ray got the win in the opener, pitching 11Ž3 innings of shutout relief. Pat Blizzard had the big bat, going 2 for 3 with two runs batted in for the Ephs.
FITCHBURG -- Former St. Joseph pitcher Rayelle Pierson notched her third win of the season as the MCLA softball team split a doubleheader with Fitchburg State on Saturday.
Pierson and the Trailblazers took the nightcap of a doubleheader 4-3, after losing the opener 6-3.
MCLA (5-11, 1-1 MASCAC) scored four runs in the fourth inning to rally from a 2-0 deficit, and the Trailblazers never trailed again.
In the opener, Fitchburg (4-8, 1-1) got to MCLA pitcher Rachel Quakenbush for six runs in the first three innings.
The Trailblazers notched single runs in the third, fifth and sixth frames, but couldn’t catch up.
Kendra Hobbs had a good day at the plate for MCLA, going 3 for 6 in the doubleheader, while Angelica Perfido was 3 for 4 in the opener. Megan Boyer had a pair of doubles in the first game.
LEOMINSTER -- The Trailblazers won the nightcap of the doubleheader 4-3, after dropping the opener 2-1.
In the first game, Tyler Benoit scattered two runs on eight hits for MCLA (2-11, 1-1). But Pat Mercier was better. The pitcher for Fitchburg (8-5-1, 2-0) scattered seven hits and gave up an unearned run in the first inning.
J.T. Ferraro and Mike Mancivilano had two hits each for MCLA in the opener.