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Highlight Reel for May 3

May 3, 2024


The softball team (23–13; 7–7 NESCAC) picked up a key NESCAC win against Wesleyan University (16–18; 6–10 NESCAC) on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Cardinals 4–2 and 7–1. In the first game, Wesleyan was up by two until Sydney Lang ’25 plated both Elise Siciliano ’27 and Anika Ewert ’26 at the end of the first inning. Lang helped to plate Bowdoin’s third run from Chloe Garcia ’26, and JK Bradley ’25 posted the game’s final RBI. In the second game, Wesleyan scored in the first inning, but the Polar Bears took the lead from there with a pair of runs from Siciliano and Lang. Ewert, Lang and Penelope Fong-Picariello ’27 pushed the team to six in the second inning. The Polar Bears will play a doubleheader against Tufts University (29–6; 13–3 NESCAC) at noon tomorrow on Pickard Field.


The men’s tennis team (16–6; 7–3 NESCAC) rebounded after a 6–3 loss to Middlebury College (16–3; 9–1 NESCAC) with an exciting 6–3 win against Williams College (14–3; 8–2 NESCAC) on Sunday afternoon. This pair of matches concludes the men’s team’s regular season and places them as the fifth seed for the upcoming NESCAC tournament this weekend. Against Middlebury, Pieter Breuker ’25, Tristan Bradley ’23 and Andrew Mendelson ’26 all won their respective singles matches while Reid Staples ’24 and Ethan Bradley ’24 won in singles against Williams with Mick Tamas ’26 securing the teams final victory with a 6–3 final match score. The team will play against fourth-seeded Amherst College (12–5; 7–3 NESCAC) later today in Amherst, Mass.


The women’s rugby team (8–0) grabbed fifth place overall at the Collegiate Rugby Championship this past weekend in Boyds, Md. Seeded third in the east division, the Polar Bears first defeated University of Michigan (10–0), seeded sixth overall, with a final score of 17–7 on Saturday. However, the team fell to American International College (16–13–1) with a final score of 12–5. The following day, the team demolished both Pennsylvania State University (4–7) and Notre Dame College (7–4) 22–0 and 38–0 in the Plate Division. The Polar Bears’ stellar 3–1 performance earned them the Plate Division crown at the end of the weekend.


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