On a picturesque Saturday morning last weekend, the men’s and women’s cross country teams took the course against stiff competition. Both teams each took second place out of 12 teams at the first Bowdoin Invitational. Sam Angevine ’24 paced the men’s side with a third place finish clocking in at 25:41.8 on the 8K course while Leila Trummel took second place in the women’s race, finishing 6K in 23:01.9.
The football team (1–0; 1–0 NESCAC) opened its season with a commanding 41–14 victory over Hamilton College last Saturday. The win marked Bowdoin’s first victory in a season opener since they defeated Middlebury College 50–35 in 2009.
With a 13-11 win against Hamilton on Saturday in the NESCAC quarterfinals, the men’s lacrosse team advanced to the conference semifinals for the first time since 2016. Coming off their first loss of the season to the Tufts team, the Polar Bears started quickly to the tune of a 5-1 lead in the first ten minutes.
In a win against Bates last Wednesday afternoon, Sophia Sudano ’24 added two more goals to her impressive tally on the year as the nationally-ranked Polar Bears climbed to a record of 8-5 (3-5 NESCAC). Over the weekend, Sudano and the 14th-ranked women’s lacrosse team defeated 20th-ranked Amherst 11-9.
At the New England Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend, Charlotte Hodge ’25 helped lead the women’s team to its best result since 2012. Her victory in the pole vault bolstered the Polar Bears to a fourth place finish, trailing third-place Amherst by just 6.5 points in the final standings.
In Bowdoin’s recent win against Wesleyan University, Chris Brown ’23 achieved something all hockey players dream of: a hat trick, three goals in the same game. With the Polar Bears up 3-1 late in the third period, Patrick Callahan ’24 made a sprawling play to break up a pass between two Wesleyan defenders and sent the puck careening towards the Cardinals’ empty goal.
Throughout this semester, the Bowdoin Orient Sports Section will highlight outstanding individual performances by Bowdoin athletes every week. All athletes are eligible to receive this distinction, and the Orient aims to include athletes from as many teams as possible by the end of the year.
After a string of victories in January, Bowdoin Men’s Hockey fell to the Colby Mules at home by a score of 3-1. In front of a packed crowd in Watson Arena, the Polar Bears quickly fell behind 2-0 in the first seven minutes before Chris Brown ’23 scored a goal with five minutes remaining in the first period.
If you are watching a football game at Whittier Field, you will likely see running back Andre Eden ’24 charging through a storm of defenders and bringing the crowd to its feet. In his first official season of college football, Eden provided a much-needed jolt of energy to the Polar Bears’ offense.
Building off a dominant regular season resulting in a 22-4 overall record and top seed in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament, the women’s volleyball team captured the NESCAC championship for the third time in the last seven years.
As the clock struck zero at Whittier Field this past Saturday, fans rushed from their seats and stormed the field to celebrate the football team’s first win since the fall of 2018. Although they were labeled as the underdogs against their New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rival Amherst College, the Polar Bears led from start to finish, defeating the Mammoths by a score of 21-14.