After reaching 20 wins earlier this week with a sweep over UNE, the softball team dropped two games to Husson on Wednesday night.

The team was swept 5-2, 3-2. Hillary Smyth had both of the team's only hits in game one, as Thibodeau took the loss in the circle. Husson jumped out to an early lead in game two as Kaity Sansone '13 took the loss after six innings and five hits and just two earned runs. Caroline Dewar and Barlow had two hits apiece.

On Monday, the team swept the University of New England 1-0 and 8-0 as DellaTorre and Thibodeau tossed back-to-back shutouts. The team has reached the 20-win plateau for the fifth consecutive season.

In game two of the double header the Polar Bears put on an offensive clinic, scoring five times in the fourth inning on their way to a shortened eight-run-rule win. Barlow finished 2-3 with two runs scored and two RBI. Molly Nestor '11 had three hits and two runs scored, while Correa also recorded a pair of hits.

Last weekend, the Polar Bears played two conference games against Bates, and the first game against the Bobcats last Friday ended in a Bowdoin victory. The team was led by two home runs from first year Casey Correa and another impressive performance from first year pitcher Melissa DellaTorre, who allowed just four hits, one earned run, and struck out eight. A run-scoring double by Gen Barlow '13 gave the team a 1-0 lead and they never looked back, claiming a 4-1 victory.

Frigid temperatures and a wintery mix made things a bit more difficult the next day as the team dropped the second game of the series 7-4 last Saturday.

While they got off to a strong start with a Barlow home run, the Bobcats kept getting hits and sealed the victory with a long two-run blast over the left field wall in the top of the seventh.

Tricia Thibodeau '13 took the loss for the Polar Bears after allowing four earned runs and 12 hits.

Amy Hackett '12 and Barlow each reached base four times in the loss.

The Polar Bears will travel to Brandeis today for a non-conference matchup.