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Highlight Reel for January 31

January 31, 2020


The women’s squash team clawed its way back to a winning record with a close 5-4 win over Colby on Wednesday, bringing the team’s overall record to 7-6 on the season. The middle of the Bowdoin ladder carried the Polar Bears to victory, with the team claiming 3-0 wins at spots three, four and six. Melissa Horan ’22 clinched victory with a comeback 3-2 win at the number five spot to seal the victory for the Polar Bears. Bowdoin’s final home matchup is its senior day contest against Franklin & Marshall on Sunday at 11 a.m..


The women’s basketball team closed out its non-conference schedule with an emphatic 76-40 victory over Becker College on Monday night. The match was a defensive masterclass for the Polar Bears, who held Becker to just 26 percent shooting from the field and forced the Hawks to commit 22 turnovers. The team will be riding high as it heads into tonight’s crucial NESCAC matchup against Tufts at 7 p.m.. The winner of the game will claim the top NESCAC spot and snap the other team’s undefeated streak.


The women’s hockey team jumped back to a .500 record with a 4-1 victory over Salem State on Tuesday. Two power-play goals propelled the Polar Bear offense, and Bowdoin’s defense held the Vikings scoreless until the last six minutes of the third period. The team has no games this weekend and will get a much-needed break before heading back into a conference play with a game against Amherst on February 7.


The men’s and women’s Nordic ski team followed last weekend’s historic finish with another impressive result last weekend. Bowdoin finished fourth overall at the UVM Carnival, continuing the team’s momentum from the previous weekend. Christian Gostout ’20 posted his best-ever finish in any race, crossing the line in fourth in the 10K skate race. Gabby Vandendries ’21 also cracked into the top 10 on the women’s side. The Polar Bears return to action today at 10 a.m. at the Colby Carnival in Waterville.


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