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Highlight Reel for January 25

January 24, 2020


First year women’s squash player Ursula Sze ’23 was named NESCAC Player of the Week for her clutch performance against Dickinson last weekend to secure a narrow 5-4 home victory over the Red Devils. Playing at number three on the ladder, Sze won the first two sets but faltered in sets three and four, finding herself tied at 8-8 in the final set of the match. However, Sze swept the final three points to clinch victory for Bowdoin and lift her individual season record to 8-2. The Polar Bears followed that thrilling victory with a 0-9 loss at Amherst on Monday, but will return to action at home against Middlebury today at 3 p.m. in the Lubin Squash Center.



The men’s ice hockey team skated to a pivotal 3-3 overtime tie against national number-one ranked Trinity last Saturday. The Polar Bears, sitting at fifth in the NESCAC, were heavy underdogs in the matchup but never trailed, jumping to a 2-0 lead early in the second quarter. The Polar Bears led 3-2 with just over a minute to play after a goal from Thomas Dunleavy ’20, his second of the game, but the Bantams equalized and the score remained deadlocked through the overtime period. Goalkeeper Alex Zafonte ’21 had a career day, posting 42 saves in the draw.


The women’s and men’s varsity swim and dive teams celebrated the Class of 2020 with a non-scoring competitive meet against the University of Maine last Saturday. Although the event was not scored and no official winner was declared, the Polar Bears swam to a number of impressive finishes. Notably, diving alums Mitch Ryan ’19, Rebecca Stern ’19 and Qyn Byrne ’19 returned to the LeRoy Greason Pool to compete, with Ryan and Stern both taking first place in the men’s and women’s 1-meter diving competitions, respectively. The Polar Bears will return to scoring action Saturday at Wesleyan at 1 p.m.


The women’s basketball team put on a defensive show in an 80-61 victory over Middlebury last Saturday, its 17th straight win. After falling behind in the first quarter, the Polar Bears took the lead and kept it, winning 32-25 at halftime. Bowdoin ran away with the game in the fourth quarter, led by 11 points from Ali Meade ’23. The Polar Bears held Middlebury to just 35 percent shooting from the field in the standout defensive performance. Bowdoin returns to action Saturday night at Colby at 3 p.m.


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