A PACHYDERMAGICAL MOMENT
The field hockey team secured the number two NESCAC playoff seed in dramatic fashion with a 2-1 overtime victory away at Tufts on Wednesday. After an early Jumbos goal, Peyton Jackson ’21 equalized in the third quarter to send the game into overtime. Despite being outshot 17-8, Bowdoin held Tufts scoreless for the rest of the game, allowing Georgie Coetzer ’23 to seal the victory, scoring with less than a minute to play. The victory continues the Polar Bears’ 11-game winning streak, which will be tested when they host Hamilton in the NESCAC Quarterfinal this Saturday at noon.
A TRUNK-ATED SEASON
The men’s soccer team saw its season come to an end at the hands of Tufts in Medford, Massachusetts on Tuesday, falling 2-1 to the Jumbos. Although Jason Oliver ’20 put the Polar Bears ahead just 13 minutes into the game off of a feed from Harry Cooper ’22, Bowdoin was unable to hold onto the lead and two early second-half goals were enough to seal the victory for Tufts. Although the Polar Bears ended the season with a winning overall record, a 1-5-4 performance in NESCAC play means Bowdoin misses out on a spot in the NESCAC playoff bracket.
MAY THE COURSE BE WITH YOU
The women’s and men’s cross-country teams cruised to victory at the Bowdoin Invitational II this past Saturday, their final tune-up meet before the NESCAC championships this weekend. On the women’s side, all of the top 10 finishers were from Bowdoin, led by Delaney Bullock ’22 and Caroline Shipley ’20 taking first and second respectively with times of 23:13 in the 6K race. The Bowdoin men took five out of the top 10 spots, led by a 26:33 finish from Andrew Meredith ’22 in the 8K race, narrowly edging out Bates for the overall title.
Two Bowdoin athletes were named NESCAC Players of the Week after spectacular performances toward the close of the regular season. Cori Gray ’22 led the volleyball team to two wins last weekend, recording a career-high 19 kills in a win over Middlebury and then dominating with nine kills and seven blocks in a victory over Amherst. Women’s soccer player Sophia Lemmer ’20 scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 overtime victory over Williams, securing a NESCAC playoff sport for Bowdoin. She has also been a stalwart in the Polar Bears’ standout defensive line, which has allowed just five goals all season.