Field hockey forward Faith Jennings ’23 scored in double-overtime to defeat Tufts University (10–5; 7–3 NESCAC) on Tuesday. Jennings received a pass from midfielder Maya Malenfant ’25 and was able to race past her defender and get off a backhanded shot to secure Bowdoin’s 3–2 victory. The tally was Jennings’ ninth of the season, and she was awarded NESCAC Field Hockey Player of the Week on Monday. The two earlier Polar Bear goals came from forward Jill Cloonan ’24 and midfielder Caroline Higgins ’24. The Polar Bears improved to 11–4 (6–4 NESCAC) and earned the sixth seed in the NESCAC tournament. Bowdoin will play third-seeded Trinity College (12–3; 7–3 NESCAC) in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game tomorrow in Hartford.
On Saturday, the volleyball team (12–8; 6–3 NESCAC) swept Wheaton College (10–15) in a 3-0 win. The Polar Bears won by set scores of 25–13, 25–22 and 25–21. Outside hitter Jenna Robbins ’23 led Bowdoin with 12 kills and also added 12 digs. Setter Ella Haugen ’23 tallied 37 assists, and libero Maya White ’25 earned a team-high 19 digs. Bowdoin currently sits in third place in the NESCAC and will take on Johnson & Wales University (15–10) tonight in Morrell Gymnasium in its penultimate match of the regular season.
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The women’s rugby team (6–0) defeated Norwich University (3–1) 45–17 on Saturday. The Polar Bears won all of their scrums and lineouts and wasted no time capitalizing on their possession. Lulu Linkas ’26, Saniya Ridley ’25, Lauryn Eisenhart ’24 and Maggie Norton ’24 all scored tries in the first half. As Bowdoin tightened its defense in the second half, Len Dodge ’24 scored a try, and Rebecca Vakarau ’25 added two of her own to round out the match. Jorja Markella ’24 led the team with 16 tackles, and Kyra Bishop ’26 contributed 12. Bowdoin will play Vassar College (5–1) tomorrow at Pickard Field in its last game of the regular season.