BOWDOIN COLLEGE’S David Nemirov (5) looks for room while being defended by Hamilton’s Dylan Lahey and Sean Spasoff (24) during a men’s NESCAC lacrosse game on Saturday at Ryan Field in Brunswick. The Polar Bears earned their first win with a 12-8 triumph.

BOWDOIN COLLEGE’S David Nemirov (5) looks for room while being defended by Hamilton’s Dylan Lahey and Sean Spasoff (24) during a men’s NESCAC lacrosse game on Saturday at Ryan Field in Brunswick. The Polar Bears earned their first win with a 12-8 triumph.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Bowdoin College polevaulter Erin Silva captured All-American honors Friday at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship.

BOWDOIN’S RYAN KENNEY (39) defends against Hamilton’s John Zimmerman (12).

BOWDOIN’S RYAN KENNEY (39) defends against Hamilton’s John Zimmerman (12).

Silva placed third in the pole vault with a height of 12-06, capturing All-American recognition for the third time, but her first at indoor nationals.

Silva also was named All- American at outdoor NCAA’s in 2014 and 2013. The school’s record-holder in the event, Silva is the first Bowdoin woman to earn individual All-American honors at indoor nationals since Alison Chase (800- meter run) in 2009 and is the highest finish by a female athlete at indoor NCAA’s since Louise Duffus took second in the weight throw in 2007.

Unfortunately Bowdoin’s other competitor at nationals, pentathlete Addison Carvajal, had to withdraw from the event due to injury. Carvajal was making her first appearance at nationals on the heels of a schoolrecord in the event established earlier this season (3,501 points).

Women’s tennis

Bowdoin fell behind 3-0 in doubles and came up short in a furious comeback on Thursday evening, dropping a 6-3 decision to secondranked Emory.

The sixth-ranked Polar Bears fell to 3-1 this season with the setback.

Bowdoin’s Joulia Likhanskaia and Tess Trinka had the best battle in doubles play for the Polar Bears, but lost a 9-7 decision as the team fell behind 3-0 heading into singles.

The Polar Bears mounted a big comeback, earning victories from Likhanskaia at No. 1 (6-4, 6-4), Trinka at No. 3 (4-6, 7-5, 10-4) and Kyra Silitch at No. 6 (6-1, 6-1), but failed to muster up wins at the other three positions to complete the rally.


The Polar Bears split a pair of Friday games at Clermont, Fla., with Bowdoin falling to Minot State, 8- 1, before rebounding with a 6-3 win over Simmons.

Bowdoin allowed six runs over the opening five innings against Minot before the Polar Bears put one on the board in the top of the sixth. After struggling to put runners on base, Jordan Gowdy opened the inning with a single to the pitcher, followed by an Emily Griffin walk. Adriane Krul advanced the runners with a sacrifice bunt, and Katie Gately followed with a single through the left side to drive home Gowdy.

Minot pitcher Jenn Spencer allowed only four hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six innings of work. Kendall Becker tossed a 1-2-3 inning in the seventh to close it out.

The Polar Bears rebounded quickly, putting three runs up in the opening inning against Simmons.

Julia Geaumont drove home the first run of the game, scoring Gowdy from third with a flyball to center. Victoria Rusch followed with an RBI to left field, scoring Griffin, and Marisa O’Toole completed the offensive uprising with an RBI single to center that drove home Gately.

Bowdoin doubled its lead in the top of the third as a Claire McCarthy tripled to right field to give in a pair of runs. McCarthy later scored on an RBI single by Ali Miller.

Simmons answered late in the game, using a three-run seventh to cut into Bowdoin’s lead, but the charge came to late as the Polar Bears held on for the win.

Griffin went all seven innings in the circle for Bowdoin, tallying eight strikeouts on four hits.


Bowdoin Nordic skier Hannah Miller finished 37th in the grueling 15K Classic race at the NCAA Championships Friday at Mount Van Hoevenberg in New York.

Miller capped a sensational sophomore campaign that saw her take 30th in Wednesday’s 5K Freestyle.

On Friday, Miller covered the track in a time of 53:24.9.

Miller became the first Bowdoin sophomore to qualify for the NCAA Ski Championship since Nicole Robillard in 1995.

Men’s tennis

The Polar Bears posted their first shutout of the spring on Saturday, easing to a 9-0 win at Whittier.

The 18th-ranked Polar Bears rebounded from their first loss of the campaign to move to 3-1 overall. Bowdoin returns to action at Redlands on Tuesday evening.

Bowdoin jumped to a 3-0 lead in doubles play as the No. 3 duo of Noah Bragg and Gil Roddy recorded a dominant 8-0 win. Luke Trinka and Luke Tercek (8-3), and Kyle Wolstencroft and Kyle Wolfe (8-2) gave the Polar Bears a commanding lead heading into doubles.

Bowdoin did not lose a set in singles action, getting straight-set victories across the board. Trinka (6-1, 6-1), Bragg (6-4, 6-4), Wolfe (6-4, 6-2), Chase Savage (6-2, 6-1), Tercek (6-2, 6-2) and Roddy (6-2, 6-0) sealed the win for Bowdoin.

Women’s lacrosse

Bowdoin won a battle of unbeaten teams on Saturday afternoon as it edged Hamilton in overtime, 8-7.

The fifth-ranked Polar Bears improved to 4-0 (3-0 NESCAC) as the 15th-ranked Continentals dropped to 3-1 (2-1 NESCAC). Bowdoin has beaten Hamilton in overtime in three of the last four years.

Olivia Raisner scored two goals and an assist to lead Bowdoin, which also received a pair of goals from Megan O’Connor. Emma Beecher and Clare McLaughlin both had a goal and two assists for the Polar Bears. Hamilton was led by two goals apiece from Darby Philbrick and Nora Klemmer.

After Bowdoin held a 5-4 lead at intermission thanks to a late goal by Taylor Wilson before the break. Hamilton scored twice in the opening seven minutes of the second half and held a 6-5 advantage following a goal by Ashleigh Stephan with 23:08 to go.

Mettler Growney scored with 18:37 left in regulation and the game entered overtime tied at six apiece.

Raisner and O’Connor both scored their second goal of the game during the first three-minute portion of overtime to put Bowdoin up 8-6. Caroline McCarthy scored to pull Hamilton to within a goal with 35 seconds left in the overtime session, but Bowdoin’s Lindsay Picard won the ensuing draw (her sixth of the game) and the Polar Bears ran out the clock.

The Polar Bears will play their next two games in Florida, starting today with a contest against Mount Holyoke at 12:30 p.m.

Men’s lacrosse

Bowdoin never trailed and led for the final 58:49 of the contest to improve to 1-3 (1-2 NESCAC). Hamilton fell to 3-2 (1-2 NESCAC).

First-year Shawn Daly was outstanding for Bowdoin, scoring four goals and adding an assist. Brandon Lee had two goals and two assists for the Polar Bears, who got a great effort from goaltender Peter Mumford, stopping 14 shots in the win.

A high-scoring first quarter saw five different Polar Bears score to give the hosts an early 5-2 advantage. Ricciuti closed out the first period with a goal for the Continentals and opened the second with another score to trim Bowdoin’s lead to 5-4. But Bowdoin replied with three straight goals, courtesy of Lee and two from Daly to take an 8-4 lead.

Mumford and the Polar Bear defense held the Continentals to just one goal over a stretch of 26:08 in the second and third quarters to pull away. Defensively, Bowdoin’s Mac Caputi had two caused turnovers and five ground balls while Ryan Monahan had three caused turnovers and one ground ball. Samuel Hodgson also added a pair of caused turnovers for the hosts.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Wednesday as they play Stevens in Virginia Beach, Va., at 4:30 p.m.