75 Masque and Gown prepares for ‘Twelfth Night’ next week
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While the rest of campus was on Whittier Field celebrating Ivies last Saturday, the men's lacrosse team was locked in a defensive battle against Wesleyan in the NESCAC quarterfinals a few hundred yards away. The Polar Bears defeated the Cardinals 6-4, and will move forward in the tournament to play Trinity at Tufts tomorrow in the semifinals. This is the fifth consecutive year that Bowdoin has made it to the semifinals.
On Sunday, the women's lacrosse team bested the University of New England (12-4) in a non-conference game with a whopping 21-7 win. Bowdoin (10-5, 6-4 NESCAC) will now play against Amherst in the playoffs tomorrow as the No. 5 seed.
Men's lacrosse secured two key victories this past week, bringing its overall record to an impressive 10-3. The Polar Bears won 7-5 against Wesleyan last Saturday, and 10-6 against Colby on Tuesday. The second win brought Bowdoin to 10 wins for the first time since 2009. "Wesleyan was an outstanding team victory," said Head Coach Tom McCabe. "Everybody played well—goaltending, defense, face-offs, and offense."
The men's lacrosse team demolished Clark University on Wednesday after falling to Trinity, the top NESCAC team, on Saturday. Ten players scored in Bowdoin's 16-3 victory over Clark. Billy Bergner '13 and Lawton Salley '12 led the team with three goals apiece.
The men's lacrosse team won two challenging games this weekend only to lose to rival Bates on Wednesday. The Polar Bears (7-2, 4-2 NESCAC) had built up a five-game winning streak after a 9-7 win against Middlebury and a 9-6 win against Williams, but lost to the Bobcats for the first time in five years.
With a 9-8 win against Springfield on Tuesday, the men's lacrosse team extended its winning streak to three games and brought its record to 5-1. Against Springfield, Billy Bergner '13, Griffin Cardew '14, Tyler Williams '15, Nathan Fritts '12, Mark Flibotte '12, and Brendan Hughes '12 all contributed goals. Hughes also won 13 of his 18 face-offs, and, with a face-off percentage of .673, he has the best mark in the league.
Due in large part to the efforts of captain Mac Routh '12, the men's swimming and diving team had its best ever-finish at the NESCAC Championships this past weekend. Routh broke three individual school records and was a member of relay teams that broke four more, and on Tuesday, was named an All-NESCAC performer.
For the first time in a decade, the women's indoor track and field team finished third in the New England D-III championship with a total of 72 points. "I think the little efforts of everyone on the team culminated to the great performance this weekend," said captain Laura Peterson '12, who took fifth in the long jump and eighth in the triple jump.
Harry Matheson '14 has been integral to the men's ice hockey team all season, scoring in both Friday's win against Wesleyan and Saturday's victory against Trinity to secure a NESCAC quarterfinals home game on February 25.
After shutting out Connecticut College 9-0 in its opening round matchup at the NESCAC tournament last Friday, the women's squash team went 1-2 over the rest of the weekend.
Erin Silva '15 vaulted to new heights this past Saturday, breaking both her personal record and the Bowdoin record.
In an intrastate matchup against Maine Maritime Academy on Monday, the men's basketball team put on a show and won by a final score of 72-44. Bowdoin opened the game with a 15-0 run and never looked back, finishing the first half with a 25-point lead.
Across campus, Polar Bears are gearing up for the start of the winter sports season, and if last year is any indication, Bowdoin has a lot to look forward to. Women's basketball, in particular, had an impressive record of 24-6 that brought it to the NESCAC championship game and the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.
Cross-dressing and confusion will hit Wish Theater next week when Masque and Gown puts on its production of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." "Twelfth Night" is a tale of misplaced love and mistaken identity. However, "Twelfth Night" is more complex than the typical Shakespearian comedy.
The Polar Bears missed fifth place by just one point this weekend at the most competitive trophy event of the fall season, the Oberg Trophy at MIT. Sailing to sixth place were Pete Edmunds '14, Mae Speight '13, captain Jeff Goodrich '12, Clare Henry '12, Kaylee Schwitzer '15, and Ayaka Okawa '14.
The women's tennis team dominated this past weekend at the Bowdoin Women's Team Invitational, which marked the end of the fall season. A string of impressive performances in both doubles and singles culminated in a weekend record of 41-1.
The sailing team more than held its own in two events this past weekend. At the Great Herring Pond Open, the coed team came in seventh out of 17 teams with a total score of 121 points.
Bowdoin sailing once again held its own in three regattas last weekend. The highlight of the weekend was the Nicholas J. Barnett Trophy regatta, hosted by Bowdoin. The coed team finished in a very close second place, just one point behind Dartmouth.
Thanks to a string of successful performances, the women's sailing team is now 10th in the country in Sailing World's College Rankings, its first time on the list since 2003. The women's team finished eighth in the 16-team Regis Bowl at Boston University with a total of 94 points. The boats mixed rookies and veterans, as Emily McNeil '14 sailed with Charlotte Williamson '15 and Lizzy Hamilton '15 sailed with Isabel Low '13.
Bowdoin sailing completed last weekend with impressive performances by both the coed and women's teams. The women's team raced at Dartmouth, competing in the Mrs. Hurst Bowl regatta, and finished in third place with a total score of 53 points.