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Highlight Reel for October 20

October 20, 2023


The women’s soccer team (7–3–3; 4–2–2 NESCAC) beat Hamilton College (7–3–3; 3–3–3 NESCAC) 3–1 on Saturday. Hamilton scored within the first minute and nearly doubled its lead in the 17th minute, but Greta Farkas ’24 tied the game in the 22nd minute with a free kick. Defensive midfielder Laila Nickelson ’25 made a corner kick to bring the Polar Bears up to 2–1. Stephanie Christianson ’26 scored the third and final goal of the game on a penalty kick conversion in the 83rd minute, and goalie Charlotte Iannone ’26 made one save against the Continentals. The Polar Bears will play Colby College at 7 p.m. next Tuesday.


The field hockey team (10–3; 5–3 NESCAC) defeated Colby (4–10; 0–9 NESCAC) on Wednesday night, maintaining an 18-game win streak against the Mules. Maya Malenfant ’25 tied the game 1–1 with a reverse sweep from the right side early in the game. Jane Shanahan ’24 doubled the Polar Bears’ lead with a shot inside the right post in the second quarter. Faith Jennings ’23 netted the winning goal nine minutes into the third quarter with a diving shot for a final 3–2 score. Bowdoin took an 11–3 lead in shots on goal, and Julia Arsenault ’23 made one stop. The team will play its final road game of the regular season at Wesleyan University tomorrow.


Last weekend, the men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Suffolk Invitational in Boston, Mass., hosted by Suffolk University. The men’s team placed third, and the women’s team tied Colby in points (62) but lost the tiebreaker for a second-place finish. Stephanie Chun ’24 and Abby Mueller ’24 took third and eighth in the 6k respectively. Sam Angevine ’24 finished sixth in the 8k, with Oliver Brandes ’27 behind him in 11th place. The Polar Bears will head to Amherst, Mass. on October 28 for the NESCAC Championship at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


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