SOLID AS A BLOCK
The volleyball team (11–9; 3–7 NESCAC) won against Brandeis University (9–14) 3–1 last Friday night in Waltham, Mass. with set scores of 25–15, 25–18, 19–25 and 25–23. Skye LaMendola ’27 led the team with 21 kills and 11 digs, followed by Haley Campau ’27 with 11 kills and four blocks. Lauren Lange ’24 and Lily Janas ’26 added another eight kills each. Ella Haugen ’23 had 44 assists and Maya White ’25 had 14 digs. The team also fell to Tufts University (13–9; 6–4 NESCAC) 0–3 last Saturday in its final match of regular season play. This weekend, the Polar Bears will compete in the first round of the NESCAC tournament at Hamilton College (10–9; 4–6 NESCAC).
NOT SO SCRUMMY
The women’s rugby team wrapped up its regular season with a perfect 6–0 record after a 55–3 victory against the University of New England (UNE). Saniya Ridley ’25 and Colleen Doucette ’24 scored the first tries of the match, followed by nine consecutive points from Lauryn Eisenhart ’24. Kyra Bishop ’26, Chinwe Bruns ’26, Katie Stomma ’26 and Mia Daoust ’27 led the Polar Bears in second-half tries. Defensively, Bowdoin held UNE (4–4–1) to only one penalty kick. Next Saturday, the Polar Bears will host Norwich University (1–5) in a NIRA semifinal match, and the winner will play in the NIRA championship on November 18.
On Tuesday, the field hockey team was defeated by Bates College 2–1 in double overtime in the first round of the NESCAC tournament. A scoreless first half was followed by a 1–1 tie in the fourth quarter secured by Caroline Higgins ’24 with an assist from Maddie Mrva ’27. The Polar Bears defended a penalty corner in the first overtime, and goalkeeper Julia Arsenault ’23 made a diving save in the second overtime.