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This week in sports: 4/21 – 4/27

April 27, 2017

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. That competition will be hosted by the College of Charleston on May 23. This weekend the team will compete at the New England Dinghy Championships at Boston College on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Round Two.

Men’s lacrosse (10-5, 7-3 NESCAC) ended its regular season with three consecutive wins after beating Tufts (11-4, 6-4 NESCAC) 19-15 at home on Wednesday to clinch the No. 4 seed and a home quarterfinal matchup in NESCAC playoffs this weekend. The decisive win sets the team up well as it will face Tufts again on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the first round of the tournament and look to repeat its strong performance.

Lucky No. 7.

Women’s lacrosse (10-5, 5-5 NESCAC) will enter NESCAC playoffs as the No. 7 seed after a disappointing loss to Tufts (10-5, 5-5 NESCAC) on Wednesday. After ending the first half down 9-5, the Polar Bears outscored the Jumbos 7-4 in the second half, yet it wasn’t enough to come back and they fell 13-12. The team will look to bounce back on Saturday when they face  No. 2 Hamilton (11-4, 8-2 NESCAC) at noon.

Teeing off.

The men’s golf team opened its spring season with a fifth-place finish at the Williams Spring Invitational, improving from its eighth-place finish at the competition last year. The team finished the two-day event with 647 points, 23 points behind fourth-place Hamilton. The Polar Bears were led by captain Thomas Spagnola ’17, who placed eighth overall, followed by Tom Dunleavy ’20 in 19th.

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