Highlight Reel for October 4
October 4, 2019
GIVING THEIR OPPONENTS A HELSINKING FEELING
Men’s lacrosse alumnus Brett Kujala ’18 made history last week at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, leading Finland to an all-time best sixth place finish. Kujala put up impressive offensive numbers all tournament, averaging 9.0 points per game during the group stages and 5.3 points per game in the playoffs. Finland notched big wins against eventual fourth-place finishers England and the Czech Republic before bowing out in the quarterfinal to Israel.
IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED…
The women’s rugby team exploded for 43 points in the second half to take a commanding 58-10 victory over Colby at home on Saturday. After two consecutive wins by forfeit, the Polar Bears took a while to get going and entered the halftime break with a slim 15-10 lead. However, a dominant second half carried the team to victory, with nine different players scoring tries over the course of the game.
UNIVERSAL BASIC WINCOME
The men’s tennis team posted a promising start to their fall season at the ITA New England Regional this weekend at Colby. In a stacked singles field, all five Bowdoin singles players won their first-round games, with Oscar Yang ’22 making it to the quarterfinals. Yang and first year Tristan Bradley ’23 barely missed making the final in the doubles bracket. Despite a downsized roster, this promising start will set high expectations for the Polar Bears at next weekend’s Wallach Invitational, hosted by Bates.
IRONING OUT THE KINKS
The men’s golf team struggled last weekend at the NESCAC Fall Qualifier, finishing with a team score of +69, good for last in the 10-team pool. After an eighth-place finish on Saturday, the Polar Bears slipped down to the bottom of the table on Sunday despite a strong performance from first year Favian Busnawi, who shot a 152 and finished 22nd overall. The team will look to bounce back this weekend on its home turf at the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Championship, hosted at the Brunswick Golf Club.
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