ICE, ICE, BABY
The women’s hockey team climbed one game closer to .500 with a 2-0 away victory over the University of New England (UNE) on Tuesday night. After dropping both games last weekend in a home series against Amherst, the Polar Bears snapped a four-game UNE win streak to return to their winning ways. Brett Stoddard ’23 opened the scoring in the first period before Angelina Joyce ’22 sealed the game with her seventh goal of the season in the third period. Meghan Miranda ’23 earned her second shutout in as many starts since taking over the goalie position last week.
A SUPERLATIVE SEASON
The women’s and men’s Nordic teams equaled their record-breaking finish at the Colby Carnival two weeks ago with another third-place finish at the Bates Carnival this past weekend. Bowdoin recorded six top-ten finishes on the weekend. Notably, seven men’s skiers finished in the top 30 on Saturday in a fantastic top-to-bottom squad performance, while Gabby Vandendries ’20 and Renae Anderson ’21 both broke into the top ten in the 15k classic race on Friday. Bowdoin’s last official regular-season event is the Williams Carnival this weekend in Lake Placid, NY.
NEW HAVEN BOUND
The women’s squash team matched its seed at the NESCAC tournament last weekend, finishing in eighth place. Presented with a tough matchup in first-seeded Trinity in the quarterfinals, the Polar Bears were unable to win a single match, losing in a 9-0 sweep. Bowdoin was subsequently defeated by Bates by the same score in the consolation bracket before being defeated by Wesleyan 7-2 in the final match. In the few bright spots, Clio Bersani ’22 and Ursula Sze ’23 both won their games at the second and third ladder spots, respectively. The team will learn its CSA Nationals seedings this week in anticipation of the event, which will be held in New Haven, Conn., next weekend.
After a disappointing week in which the women’s basketball team lost its first two matches of the season to conference opponents Tufts and Amherst, the Polar Bears rebounded on Saturday with a key 89-74 victory over Hamilton that secured a home first-round NESCAC playoff game for Bowdoin. After trailing at the beginning of the third quarter, the Polar Bears pulled away in the final minutes to seal the victory. Captain Samantha Roy ’20 led the team with 22 points, and the team shot 50 percent from the field in an impressive offensive display. The team’s final regular-season contest is this Saturday away at Wesleyan at 2 p.m..