With the score tied at 12 in triple overtime, a goal by Carolyn Gorajek '13 won the women's lacrosse game for Bowdoin and snapped Williams's six-game win streak (see Athlete of the Week, page 18). The Polar Bears then breezed by Bates on Tuesday by a score of 17-6, for its fourth consecutive win.

The Polar Bears improved to 10-4 overall and 6-2 in the NESCAC.

Bowdoin will look to continue its winning streak Friday evening when the team faces off against Tufts at home. A win on Friday would guarantee Bowdoin a home game in the NESCAC quarterfinals round.

Against Bates, Bowdoin gradually accumulated a lead in the first half of play.

Scoring began for the Polar Bears with an unassisted goal from Katie Herter '12, followed by back-to-back goals from Liz Clegg '12 and a goal from Ingrid Oelschlager '11 assisted by Gorajek. Excellent saves by goalie Tara Connolly '13 helped the team keep the Bobcats trailing throughout the first half.

Bates decreased its deficit by making its first goal with 11:34 remaining in the first half, bringing the score 4-1. The Polar Bears quickly responded with an eight-goal run, continuing into the first five minutes of play of the second half and increasing their lead to 12-1.

Top scorers for Bowdoin were Katie Stewart '12 with four goals and two assists, Clegg with four goals and one assist, and Herter with three goals and one assist. Katy Dissinger '11 and Oelschlager each added two goals apiece. Connolly ended the game with 12 saves for the Polar Bears.

The game against Williams last Saturday began with back-to-back goals from the Ephs in the first four minutes of play, but the Polar Bears were quick to respond. Scoring ping-ponged between the two teams throughout the first half, but Bowdoin entered intermission with a lead of two goals, 7-5.

The Polar Bears scored first after the break to start the second half strong. A three-goal run gave the team an 11-6 lead with 20 minutes left to play. However, Williams first year Sam Weinstein responded with five goals in the final 19:02 of the half. At the end of regulation play, the score was tied at 12.

The teams battled through two intense, scoreless overtime periods before Gorajek netted the game winner in triple overtime. The victory was the Polar Bears' sixth straight over the Ephs.

Top scorers for Bowdoin were Gorajek with four goals and Clegg with two goals and three draw controls. McKenna Teague '12 and Stewart each added two tallies.

The Polar Bears will face the Tufts Jumbos tonight at 7 p.m. at home. The Jumbos are 10-3 for the season and 5-3 in the NESCAC.