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Highlight Reel for November 17

November 17, 2023


The women’s rugby team (7–0) defeated Norwich University (1–6) for the second time this season in the NIRA DIII semifinals at Pickard Field last Saturday. A try by Mia Daoust ’27 in the first minute of the game propelled the Polar Bears to 28 unanswered points. Lauryn Eisenhart ’24 added 31 points individually with three tries and eight conversions, bolstered by tries from Kyra Bishop ’26 and Stella Johnson ’27. Bowdoin was up by 28 at the start of the second half and allowed only one try from Norwich for a final score of 61–7. The Polar Bears are headed to the NIRA DIII championship this weekend as the defending champions and will play Adrian College (2–4–2) tomorrow at Harvard University.


The men’s basketball team (1–2; 0–0 NESCAC) picked up its first win of the season at Bates College (0–2; 0–0 NESCAC) on Wednesday night. The teams traded leads throughout the first half before ending at a 35–35 tie heading into the second half, led by 16 points from Jimmy McGowan ’25. Kevin Reeves ’26 and McGowan recovered Bowdoin’s lead in the second half and pulled ahead with eight minutes left in play. McGowan finished the game with 26 points, and Reeves added 15 in the second half alone. The Polar Bears will play the University of Maine Farmington (3–2) tomorrow in Morrell Gym.


At the NCAA East Regional on Saturday, both cross country teams wrapped up their seasons with a fourth-place finish for the men’s team and seventh place for the women’s. On the women’s side, Stephanie Chun ’24 finished 23rd and Tori Bacall ’26 finished 46th. While neither team qualified for the NCAA Championship, Will Goddard ’25 and Brooks Peters ’23 both earned individual at-large bids with respective sixth and eighth place finishes. Goddard and Peters will compete tomorrow in Newville, Pa. at the championship hosted by Dickinson College.


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