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Highlight Reel for Feb. 23

February 23, 2018

Hitting the mark: The women’s squash team barely missed the Epps Cup at the CSA Team Nationals at Harvard this weekend, falling 5-4 to William Smith in the finals on Sunday. The match came down to the No. 1 position, where Lindsey Bindra ’20 faced off against Gabby Fraser of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Before the match, Zoe Wood ’18 was named the recipient of the College Squash Association’s Wetzel awarded, which is awarded to a senior who has demonstrated a strong talent for and understanding of squash, as well as good sportsmanship.

Field the burn: Both the men’s and women’s track teams had excellent showings in the New England DIII Championship, with the men placing sixth and the women placing fifth. On the men’s side, Yaw Sekyere ’20 broke the school record for the 60m dash with a time of 6.96. For the women, Sarah Kelley ’18 won the mile with a time of 4:54.48—the second-best time in school history after Joan Benoit Samuelson.

Tourney time: The women’s hockey team (12-8-3, NESCAC 6-7-3) is heading to the NESCAC Tournament after sweeping the Trinity series with a 3-0 win on Friday and a 4-1 win on Saturday. Friday’s game was the fourth shutout for Kerri St. Denis ’19, who made 27 saves. The team will travel to play Hamilton this weekend, who the Polar Bears held a 1-0-1 edge during regular season.

Chargin’ ahead: After beating Williams 77-35 this weekend, the women’s basketball team (24-1, NESCAC 9-1) is heading to the NESCAC semifinals for the eighteenth consecutive season, every year of the Championship. Bowdoin started the game off strong, scoring 22 points in the first quarter—tying the record for the greatest number of points made in one quarter in a NESCAC tournament. The team will travel to Amherst this Saturday to face off against Tufts, who they beat 66-53 earlier this season.


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