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Highlight Reel for April 15

April 15, 2022

SOFTBALLIN’

Early this April, the Bowdoin softball team swept UMaine-Presque Isle in a two-game series in Brunswick. The first game, which only went five innings, concluded early after the Polar Bears scored 14 combined runs in the third and fourth innings to go up 21-3. In game two, the Polar Bears won 8-0 after an impressive four-run fourth inning. Ella Jones ’25 put the game away with an RBI single in the first. Despite losing all three games of the subsequent series against Trinity, the Bears bounced back quickly, sweeping Thomas College in two games. Next up, the softball team will take on Bates in Brunswick later today.

TRACK IS BACK

In the first meet of the season, the Bowdoin track team didn’t skip a beat following an impressive winter on the indoor track circuit. At the Bates Quad Meet, which took place in Lewiston two weekends ago, the women’s team finished first of the four teams that attended the meet. With winning performances from Charlotte Sweet ’25 in the pole vault and Kianne Benjamin ’24 in the 100 meters, the Polar Bears bested the University of Southern Maine Huskies by a single point to take home first-place honors. On the men’s side, Jared Joyce ’24 and Will Goddard ’25 crossed the line first in the 400 meters and 1500 meters, respectively, as the men’s team finished in second. After hosting the Polar Bear Invitational last weekend for a non-scoring meet, the track and field team will travel to Connecticut for the Silfen Invitational tomorrow.

ADVANTAGE BEARS

Following back-to-back losses against Pomona-Pitzer and Amherst over the course of the last two weekends, the women’s tennis team bested Hamilton in an impressive 8-1 scoreline to move to a 3-4 record (1-1 NESCAC) this season. The team was led by decisive performances from the doubles pairing of Jamilah Karah ’25 and Fleming Landau ’22, as well as individual victories from Karah and Elizabeth Yu ’24. Bailey Prete ’24 and Julia DeLuca ’25 also bolstered the Bears’ performance in a win in the number-three doubles match. Following subsequent 9-0 wins against NESCAC foes Trinity College and Connecticut College, the Polar Bears will travel to Cambridge, Massachusetts to take on MIT.

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