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Highlight Reel for April 21

April 21, 2023


The men’s lacrosse team (10–3; 5–3 NESCAC) defeated Emerson College (5–10) 26–9 on Tuesday night. The Polar Bears had 12 different players contribute to their season-high 26 goals. It was the first time in school history that Bowdoin has scored more than 20 goals in four consecutive games. After Emerson scored almost three minutes into the first quarter, Bowdoin’s offense took over and went on a seven-goal run. Patrick Fitzgerald ’25 led the Polar Bears with five goals, followed by Will Byrne ’24 and Jason Lach ’25, who had four goals apiece. On defense, Peter Kenerson ’23 had eight ground balls and Nate Ryan ’23 forced two turnovers. The Polar Bears outshot Emerson 59–27. Bowdoin will face off against Connecticut College (5–6; 3–5 NESCAC) tomorrow afternoon at Whittier Field.


The women’s golf team earned first place out of three teams in its spring opener last weekend. Bowdoin finished with a team total of 320 (+32) strokes. Bates College placed second with 325 strokes, and Wellesley College came third with 330 strokes. Abbie Kaestle ’23 led the Polar Bears with a two-day total of 158 (79–79) strokes, and Shivani Schmulen ’26 and Emilia Rose ’26 each had 160 strokes. Bowdoin will compete at the Jack Leaman Invitational in Amherst, Mass.  this weekend.


Last weekend, the women’s rugby team won the A-side division at the University of New England (UNE) Sevens Tournament in Biddeford. In pool play, the Polar Bears defeated Norwich University 41–0, UNE A-Side 22–12, Castleton University 45–0 and Colby-Sawyer College 49–0. In the A-side final, Bowdoin defeated UNE 20–7. Fullback Lauryn Eisenhart ’24 had two tries, and Rebecca Vakarau ’25 had 15 tackles in the championship game. Eisenhart, Vakarau, Ella Slaby ’25, Katie Stomma ’26 and Lulu Linkas ’26 were named to the All-Tournament team for their performances. Bowdoin will play this weekend at the Bobcat Sevens Tournament in Hamden, Conn.


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