BOWDOIN COLLEGE volleyball players Sophia Cornew (4) and Clare Geyer (13)go up to block this shot, while teammates McKenzie Kessel (5) and Katie Doherty (11) look on during Saturday’s action against Trinity at Morrell Gymnasium

BOWDOIN COLLEGE volleyball players Sophia Cornew (4) and Clare Geyer (13)go up to block this shot, while teammates McKenzie Kessel (5) and Katie Doherty (11) look on during Saturday’s action against Trinity at Morrell Gymnasium

WATERVILLE — Bowdoin College’s Coby Horowitz and Lucy Skinner came away with individual crowns and the Polar Bear men took first-place overall at the Maine State Cross Country Championship meet Saturday at Colby College.

It is the first time since 2001 that the Polar Bears have won both the men’s and women’s individual state championships. Steve Allison and Audra Caler claimed the titles that year.

The Bowdoin men won their first state crown since 2010 in one of the closest races in state history, totaling 41 points to edge Colby (46) and Bates (47).

Horowitz won his third state championship in a time of 26:02.20.

Sam Seekins finished fourth (26:30.10) while Greg Talpey (27:08.40), Kevin Hoose (27:11.10) and Nick Saba (27:16.10) claimed spots 11-13 to help lead the Polar Bears.

Skinner blew away the field in the women’s race, claiming the title by over 12 seconds in a time of 19:00.80.

The Bowdoin women finished with a team score of 76, trailing just Bates (32) and Colby (52). Madelena Rizzo took seventh-place in a time of 19:40.90, while Brenna Fischer was the Polar Bears’ next-best finisher in 23rd (20:48.60).

Women’s soccer

Molly Popolizio scored the game-winning goal with 26:09 remaining to lift Bowdointo a 2-1 win at Connecticut College Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears improved to 9-2-1 (5-2-1 NESCAC), while the Camels fell to 3-5-3.

Bowdoin took the lead in the opening half when Becky Stoneman played a throughball to Kiersten Turner in the box to make it 1-0 at 12:59.

Bridget McCarthy made three saves over the first 70 minutes for Bowdoin. Casey Krause was not tested over the final 20. .

Men’s soccer

Connor Keefe capitalized on a first-half penalty kick to lead Bowdoin to a 1-0 win over visiting Babson in a Sunday afternoon matchup.

The Polar Bears won their fifth straight game to improve to 7-2-3, while dropping the Beavers to 9-6-1.

On Saturday, Cedric Charlier netted the game-winning goal to lead the Polar Bears to a conference win — a 2-1 triumph at Connecticut College.

After a scoreless first half, Andrew Jones put Bowdoin ahead, accepting a long cross from Hunter Miller at 51:59.

Noah Safian made five saves for Bowdoin.

Field hockey

Bowdoin continued to roll, winning its ninth straight match in a 4-0 victory over Connecticut College on Saturday.

The second-ranked Polar Bears improved to 11-1 (7-1 NESCAC) and have outscored their opponents 54-5 on the current win streak. The Camels fell to 3-8 (1-7 NESCAC).

Rachel Kennedy scored a pair of goals in Saturday’s win, both coming in a 7:50 span in the opening period.

Olivia King made it a three-goal differential at halftime and Katie Riley added a second-half goal.

Hannah Gartner made a pair of saves for Bowdoin, which held a 24-2 edge in shots and 14-1 lead in corners.


Undefeated Trinity (5-0) totaled 302 rushing yards on its way to a 40-21 win over Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon at Jessee/Miller Field in Hartford, Conn.

Evan Bunker (159 yards) and Ben Crick (109) both surpassed the century-mark in rushing for the Bantams. Sonny Puzzo threw for 181 yards and three touchdowns for Trinity.

Bowdoin (2-3) was led by 75 rushing yards from firstyear Tyler Grant. Receiver Daniel Barone caught five passes, including a touchdown, and racked up 132 yards of returns in the loss.

Trailing 14-0, Bowdoin was able to capitalize on a Trinity fumble, recovered by Brian Glazewski, to score its first touchdown of the day. Quarterback Mac Caputi found Barone on the left sideline.

But the Bantams scored a pair of late touchdown passes from Sonny Puzzo to carry a 27-7 lead into halftime.

Bowdoin made a bid to get back into the contest in the third quarter when Puzzo coughed up the ball on a sack from Glazewski, and Peter Yasi scooped it up, running 40 yards for a touchdown that cut the lead to 27- 14.

Tyler Grant had a fourthquarter rushing touchdown for Bowdoin — the first of his career — to close out the scoring for the Polar Bears.

Joey Cleary had 14 tackles to lead Bowdoin, while Glazewski had two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Matt Savard and Dan Johnson each had interceptions.


The Polar Bears rolled to a 3-0 NESCAC victory over Trinity on Saturday at Morrell Gymnasium.

Bowdoin (18-4, 7-1 NESCAC) has won 11 straight matches overall.

Bowdoin won by set scores of 25-18, 25-22, 25-18.

A balanced Bowdoin attack saw senior Ellie Brennan lead the team with eight kills. Christy Jewett had six kills and 11 digs, while Katie Doherty added six kills and three aces. Sophia Cornew pitched in 30 assists, while Taylor Vail had 17 digs.

Hannah Brickley and Sarah Whitham each had nine kills and 10 digs to lead the Bantams. Gina Buzzelli pitched in 12 assists in the loss for Trinity.

Bowdoin’s senior class of Brennan, Cornew and Vail were honored in pre-game ceremonies. The trio have racked up a 91-23 record, two NCAA appearances and a NESCAC Championship to their credit over the last four years, including an astounding 34-1 record in Morrell Gymnasium.’

On Friday, Bowdoin rallied from a 2-1 deficit to take a 3-2 win over Wesleyan at Morrell Gymnasium.

Despite struggling at first, the Polar Bears never trailed in the fourth or fifth sets en route to the win by set scores of 24-26, 25-7, 22-25, 25-11, 15- 11.

Jewett led all players with 21 kills, while also posting 12 digs and four aces for Bowdoin. Cornew had 44 assists, 12 digs and four aces, while Doherty added 12 kills, 13 digs and four blocks. Vail had 15 digs for Bowdoin.