POLAR BEARS WEATHER THE STORM
The field hockey team opened its campaign with a win against the University of New England (UNE) in Biddeford this past Wednesday. Emma Stevens ’20 opened her scoring account with two goals against the Nor’easters, and Elle Brine ’20 added two assists in a convincing 4-0 victory. Despite UNE dominating the penalty corner advantage for most of the game, the Polar Bears carried a 1-0 lead into the second half before pulling away with two quick third-quarter goals from Stevens.
LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE AGAINST NOR’EASTERS
The men’s soccer team also shut out the University of New England with a convincing 3-0 victory on Wednesday. In control throughout most of the game, the Polar Bears maintained a 15-8 shot advantage and scored once on either side of halftime before adding a third goal to seal the game with 15 minutes to go. Chris Kingston ’22 had an impressive six saves to maintain the shutout.
A MAMMOTH OCCASION
On Saturday, a trio of Bowdoin teams will travel to Amherst to open their NESCAC campaigns. The men’s soccer, women’s soccer and field hockey teams will make the trek down south to take on the Mammoths. Both soccer teams will be looking to redeem themselves after losses to Amherst last season, while field hockey looks to continue their winning streak after beating the Mammoths 6-2 last season.
23 AND ME
The volleyball team broke into the top 25 in this year’s annual American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Preseason Poll, earning 23rd in the national ranking. Following last season’s NESCAC championship-winning season and subsequent NCAA tournament run, where the Polar Bears were knocked out by Babson in the Sweet Sixteen, Bowdoin returns having graduated only three seniors. The team, led by the same core group of players, will look to replicate last year’s historic success.