Softball played a double header against Tufts on Saturday and another double header against Colby on Sunday. The Polar Bears went 2-2, splitting both double headers. After winning in eight innings against Tufts by a score of 11-8, the team dropped the second Saturday game, losing 12-2. The Polar Bears then started slow on Sunday, losing the first game to Colby 7-5 but exploding offensively in the second game, scoring 15 runs to Colby’s 10. The Polar Bears maintain a sub-optimal record of 2-4 (2-2 NESCAC East), but are looking to take advantage of a 1-5 (1-3 NESCAC East) Trinity team this upcoming weekend in Hartford.
Men’s golf is participating in the 2021 NESCAC Men’s Golf Championship this upcoming weekend. The Polar Bears will compete in two different 18-hole events at The Ledges Golf Club in Massachusetts over the next two weekends. The men’s and women’s teams with the lowest 36-hole cumulative score from the two events will be crowned the NESCAC Champion for 2021. This back-to-back weekend format is a substitute for the traditional NESCAC championship that is usually held in the Fall. There will be no spectators, but fans can follow along online. This is the team’s first competition in over a year. If all COVID-19 screening and testing comes back negative, the team will tee off on Sunday at 12:37 p.m.
The Major League Soccer (MLS) season began this past weekend with the Seattle Sounders, one of the strongest teams in the league, dominating the Montreal Impact and the newest team to join the league, Austin FC, losing in their first match. MLS, like other leagues around the United States, have started their season with the expectations that COVID-19 will slowly fade away over the course of this year and fans will be allowed back in stadiums before long. More locally, the New England Revolution started off their season with a 2-2 draw against the Chicago Fire. Chicago got off to a quick two-goal lead within the first 11 minutes, but the Revolution battled back, securing a point and almost getting all three points.