Heading home: The women’s soccer team lost 1-0 to Amherst (2-1, 1-0 NESCAC) in last Saturday’s NESCAC opener after the Purple and White scored in the 78th minute of the game. The team will play its first home game against Wesleyan (2-1, 0-1 NESCAC), who they beat 3-1 last season, on Saturday at noon.
Ann BasuSetting the tone First year setter Kate Kiser came two sets away from breaking the school record for most assists in a single game this weekend against Minnesota-Morris. The volleyball team (3-1) will open NESCAC league play this weekend at home against rivals Colby (1-3) and Bates (3-2).
Ann BasuIn the home stretch After coming in eighth in the NCAA Regionals last season, the cross country teams hope to come out strongly at home at the Bowdoin Invitational this weekend and next weekend.
The women’s golf team had a strong start to its season, finishing in first place at the Bowdoin Invitational last weekend, while the men’s team is looking to improve after a disappointing ninth-place finish. Both teams are hoping to have a strong showing at the upcoming Maine State Championship this weekend.
Ann BasuRuck and rol Mackenzie Philbrick ’20 faces off against Dartmouth. The team is the oldest varsity women’s rugby program in the nation. Since 2003, the Bowdoin women’s rugby team has led the way as the oldest collegiate varsity women’s rugby program in the nation and as a consistently strong contender in the league, meanwhile never losing touch with its club roots and embracing the inclusive nature of the sport.
Daniel JangPrettier Whittier The Polar Bears look to improve on last season’s 0-8 record as phase one of the Whittier Field remodel nears completion and a ninth game is added to the beginning of the season.
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.
Courtesy of Marybeth MathewsLOOKING FORWARD: Over the summer, sports teams, such as Rugby (pictured), host camps on Bowdoin’s campus in order to teach valuable skills and recruit players for their teams. This represents an ongoing trend in college athletics.
Ann BasuLeaving A Mark: Kate Kiser ’21 came out strong with a 3-1 win against USM on Wednesday despite losing four key seniors. The Bowdoin volleyball team opened its season with a hard-fought 3-2 win over the University of Southern Maine (3-1) on Wednesday.
After a disappointing 2-1 loss to Amherst in the semifinals last season, men’s soccer is off to a strong start after beating UNE 2-0 on Thursday. The team hopes to carry the momentum to the first NESCAC match, where it will again face Amherst.