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Highlight Reel for Sept. 8

September 8, 2017

Going for Gold. Over the summer, Bowdoin women’s basketball player Ally Silfen ’17 and field hockey player Sarah Jane Weill ’18 traveled to Jerusalem for the 20th Maccabiah Games—an international Jewish and Israeli multi-sport event held in Israel every four years. In the open women’s basketball division, Silfen and Team USA took home the gold medal after a 71-61 victory over Israel, while Weill helped USA to a silver with a critical goal in the semifinals of the open women’s field hockey division.

Make it Double. The women’s soccer team opened its season with a 2-0 shutout win over Babson (1-1) on Tuesday. Defender/midfielder Nikki Wilson ’18 was responsible for both Polar Bear scores with two quick-succession goals in the second half off of assists from midfielders Claire Dardinski ’19 and Aine Lawlor ’21. The team will look to continue its early success tomorrow with its first NESCAC matchup at Amherst at noon.

Teeing Off. After winning the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin tournament for the first time since 2013, the men’s golf team is going into the fall season led by Eric Giesler ’18 and Thomas Dunleavy ’20, Bowdoin’s first All-NESCAC performer since 2008. All six players on the women’s team are returners, led by Haley Friesch ’18. The two teams both start off at home with the Bowdoin Invitational at Brunswick Golf Course this weekend.

Smooth Sailing. This weekend, the sailing team opens its season with a packed five-regatta schedule including the Penobscot Bay Open and the Harman Trophy at Maine Maritime, the Harry Anderson Trophy at Yale, the Toni Deutsch Trophy at MIT and the FJ Invite at Harvard. Last year, the team got off to a strong start with its opening slate, especially at the Harman Trophy, where the Polar Bears took first place and qualified for the New England Match Race Championships—a performance that the team will look to replicate this weekend.

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