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Highlight Reel for September 22

September 22, 2023


Bowdoin men’s soccer (4–0–1; 1–0–1 NESCAC) played to a 0–0 draw against Connecticut College (3–0–2; 1–0–2 NESCAC) on Sunday afternoon at Pickard Field. Alex Ainsworth ’26 made four saves for the Polar Bears, who were outshot by Conn. 10–7. On Wednesday afternoon, however, the team found resounding success against the University of Southern Maine (USM) with a 5–1 victory. Julian Juantorena ’23, Tyler Huck ’26, Alden Mehta ’27 and Ronaldo Cabral ’25 scored one goal apiece. Bowdoin’s fifth goal was scored after several players descended on the ball and it bounced off a USM player into the net. Fans can only hope the team will carry its hot streak to Middlebury, Vt. tomorrow, where they play the Panthers (4–0–1; 1–0–1 NESCAC) at noon.


The field hockey team (4–1; 1–1 NESCAC) defeated Connecticut College (2–3; 0-–2 NESCAC) 1–0 last Friday thanks to a first-half goal from Maya Malenfant ’25. The attacker found the back of the net in the 22nd minute with an assist by Faith Jennings ’23. The Polar Bears outshot the Camels 21–6. Defensively, the team maintained the shutout with Julia Arsenault ’23 stopping five shots and Melissa Shunk ’27 stopping one. The win upholds a 31-year streak of victories against Conn. beginning in 1995. On Tuesday night, the team earned its third consecutive victory this season against Wellesley College (4-–3), with two goals scored by Mackay Bommer ’26 and one by Sophia Rosati ’24. Tomorrow, the team will face Middlebury College (5–0; 2–0 NESCAC) in Middlebury, Vt.


Last Friday, the volleyball team (4–2; 1–1 NESCAC) won its first NESCAC victory of the season against Bates College (2–5; 1–2 NESCAC), maintaining a nine-game win streak against the Bobcats. The Polar Bears split the first two sets with scores of 25–19 and 21-–25 but pulled ahead in the third and fourth sets with scores of 25-–17 for both matches. Skye LaMendola ’27 had 12 kills and 11 digs, and Cameron Shelly ’27 added another ten kills and two aces. The team also played Colby College (5––2; 3–0 NESCAC)- on Saturday but lost 3-–1. During the Colby game, Ella Haugen ’23 and Maya White ’25 earned team highs with 24 assists and 20 digs, respectively. The team will play Connecticut College tonight at 8 p.m. in New London, Conn.


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