Tournament time. The women’s tennis team (13-4, 5-3 NESCAC) is seeded fifth heading into the first round of NESCAC playoffs this weekend where it will face No. 2 Wesleyan (11-3, 5-3 NESCAC). The Polar Bears hope to build off their recent success—an 8-1 win over Babson (10-8) and a 9-0 shutout over MIT (12-8) last weekend—as they go up against a strong Cardinal squad.
Smooth sailing. The sailing team competed in two regattas last weekend. Finishing seventh out of 18 teams, the windless Admiral’s Cup significantly limited racing. At the Women’s New England Championship, the Polar Bears battled it out with Harvard, ultimately winning a tiebreaker against the Crimson to secure the final qualifying spot for Women’s Nationals.
Straight shutouts. The women’s tennis team is currently 10-2, 4-1 NESCAC after a 9-0 win over Connecticut College (6-5, 0-3 NESCAC) on Sunday. Despite injuries that have weakened the team’s roster, the Polar Bears have won three of their last four games—all dominant 9-0 shutouts—and are currently ranked fourth in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III poll.
Katie BacallKEEPING GUARD: Defender Ryan Kenney ’18 and goalkeeper Peter Mumford ’17 lead the Bowdoin defense in Wednesday night’s game against Bates (9-0, 6-0 NESCAC). Mumford had 12 stops against a strong Bobcat attack and caused two turnovers for the Polar Bears.
Katie FoleyThe men’s lacrosse team takes the field for practice on a chilly afternoon as the Polar Bears gear up for their season-opener against Amherst on Sunday. While the spring season officially began in mid-February, the weather has yet to catch on as both the men’s and women’s games for this weekend were postponed to Sunday due to a forecast that included extremely cold temperatures and high winds.