BOWDOIN long jumper Nick Genco competes in the UNH Invitational.

BOWDOIN long jumper Nick Genco competes in the UNH Invitational.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Julia Geaumont and Emily Griffin did not allow an earned run in 21 combined innings in the circle to lead the visiting Bowdoin College Polar Bears to three wins over the Trinity College Bantams in a New England Small College Athletic Conference East Division softball tripleheader on Sunday.

Trinity fell to 5-15 overall and 2-4 in the NESCAC East, while Bowdoin improved to 18-8 overall and 6- 2 in the division. The games, originally scheduled as a two-day series in late March, were moved to Sunday due to weather restrictions.

BOWDOIN COLLEGE women’s tennis player Tiffany Cheng returns a shot during a recent NESCAC match.

BOWDOIN COLLEGE women’s tennis player Tiffany Cheng returns a shot during a recent NESCAC match.

In the opener, Griffin tossed a six-hit shutout with two strikeouts and two walks in the morning 2-0 Bowdoin victory, outdueling Trinity’s Hannah King, who allowed seven hits and two runs with five strikeouts and did not walk a batter.

Bowdoin scored its runs on an RBI double by Cielle Collins in the third inning and a Geaumont solo homer in the sixth inning. Trinity had a runner on second or third base in all but two innings, but failed to push a run across.

Collins and Claire McCarthy both doubled twice, and Griffin singled twice and stole a base for the Polar Bears.

Bowdoin rolled in the second game to a dominating 11-0 win.

Geaumont threw a five-hit shutout, and the Polar Bears capitalize on six Bantam errors. The pitcher allowed just one walk in seven complete innings of work, while notching one punchout.

The Polar Bears got on the board early with an RBI double from Geaumont and a Katie Gately single that drove in a pair to begin the game. Nicole Nelson pushed Geaumont across the plate in the third with a single and Collins launched a two-run shot in the following inning. A Trinity error on an Adriane Krul ball in the fifth allowed Nelson to push Bowdoin’s lead to six.

Bowdoin’s offense exploded in the top of the seventh with five runs. Collins tallied her second RBI of the game, eventually coming around to score herself on a Geaumont double. Gately’s single that followed allowed two more runners to cross home before another Trinity error opened the door for another Bowdoin run.

The third and final game of the Sunday series was closer, with Bowdoin taking a 2-1 decision.

Trinity’s Rachael Smith gave a valiant effort in the Bantams’ circle in game three. Smith worked a complete game around nine hits and six walks to allow just one earned run, but Geaumont yielded only three hits and allowed one unearned run in the fifth inning to go 2-0 for the day before Griffin finished up to collect a save with two innings of scoreless relief.

Bowdoin scored in the second inning on a passed ball and again in the fourth inning on a solo home run by Gately, but the Trinity infield turned a double play in each of the first four frames to keep the home team within striking distance. Meaghan Race came through with a two-out, bases loaded single to drive in the lone Bantam run of the day in the bottom of the fifth frame, and Smith pitched out of a jam in the top of the sixth by getting the last two batters to fly out with runners on second and third base after two Bantam errors.

In the bottom of the sixth, singles by Otero, Erica Correa, and former Mt. Ararat High School standout Miranda Riendeau-Card went for naught when two Bantam runners were thrown out at third base in the inning.

Nelson went 4-for-4 in game three.

Bowdoin is slated to host the University of New England on Wednesday for a doubleheader at 3:30 p.m.

On Saturday at Medford, Mass., Bowdoin was swept by Tufts, 1-0 and 10-0.

The two-time defending national champion Jumbos improved to 18- 0, 2-0 NESCAC.

Allyson Fournier struck out 20 Bowdoin hitters in Tufts’ openinggame win. She allowed only a Marisa O’Toole single in the fourth.

Griffin was solid on the mound for Bowdoin, giving up one run in the fourth. She allowed six hits and walked two.

Cassie Ruscz doubled and scored for Tufts.

In the second game, the game was scoreless through three frames before Tufts exploded for 10 runs over the next three innings.

Erica County threw a six-hit shutout, allowing six hits and a walk.

In the third, singles by Bowdoin’s O’Toole and Geaumont helped load the bases, but County induced a flyball to end the threat.


Bowdoin split a low scoring Saturday afternoon doubleheader against Wesleyan, capturing a 1-0 win in day’s opener before falling 3-2 in the nightcap.

Bowdoin concluded the day at 8- 12 overall, while the 25th-ranked Cardinals stand at 14-5.

In the opener, Henry Van Zant continued to pitch lights out for Bowdoin, tossing a complete game eight-hit shutout. Wesleyan’s Gavin Pittore also went the distance, collecting seven strikeouts and three walks. He allowed just two hits.

The only run came in the seventh inning. Aaron Rosen singled, went to second when Chad Martin was hit by a pitch and scored on a Peter Cimini single.

Van Zant closed things out with a scoreless seventh.

In the second game, Wesleyan scored two runs in the fifth the goahead runs and held on late.

Harry Ridge took the mound loss for Bowdoin, going five innings on five hits, three walks and four strikeouts.

Nick Cooney picked up the win, pitching 6.1 innings on one walk and eight strikeouts.

The Polar Bears trailed 1-0 until the fourth, when Cole DiRoberto doubled and later scored on a bunt by Sean Mullaney.

Rosen picked up an RBI in the seventh, driving in Tom Wells.

Bowdoin visits St. Joseph’s College in Standish tonight at 6:45 p.m.

Women’s lacrosse

The Polar Bears closed the game on a 6-1 run to rally past Connecticut College, 14-10, on Sunday afternoon.

The seventh-ranked Polar Bears continued to roll with their fourth straight win, improving to 10-2 (6-2 NESCAC). The Camels fell to 3-9 (1- 7 NESCAC).

Lindsay Picard led the way for Bowdoin with a four-goal effort while also collecting three draw controls and three groundballs. Taylor Wilson had three goals and an assist, while Emma Beecher also recorded a hat trick for the Polar Bears.

Taylor Thomas led the Camels with three goals.

Bowdoin held a 7-5 lead at halftime, but the Camels rallied to take the lead with three straight goals to open the second half. Bowdoin evened the score, 8-8, on a Wilson goal with 19:05 to go, but the Camels answered less than 30 seconds later on a marker from Erin Moran to regain a 9-8 lead with 18:36 remaining.

The Polar Bears exploded for four goals in a three-minute span. Wilson started the rally with the game-tying goal at 11:56 and Mettler Growney notched the go-ahead score just 52 seconds later. Beecher and Picard added goals in the run that extended Bowdoin’s lead to 12- 9 with 9:16 to go.

Isabel Sippel made six saves for Bowdoin, which held a 31-18 advantage in shots.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Thursday evening with their final regular season home game against the University of Southern Maine at 7 p.m.

Men’s tennis

The eighth-ranked Polar Bears returned to their winning ways on Saturday, easily dispatching Hamilton College, 8-1.

Bowdoin triumphed in all three doubles matches to grab an early edge and never looked back en route to the win. Luke Trinka/Luke Tercek (8-5), Kyle Wolstencroft/Gil Roddy (8-5) and Kyle Wolfe/Chase Savage (8-4) lifted the team to a 3-0 lead after doubles action.

In singles play, Trinka (6-3, 6-1) cruised at No. 1 to lead five straight-set Bowdoin wins. Wolfe (6-1, 6-2), Tercek (7-6, 6-1), Roddy (6- 4, 6-1) and Hugh Mo (6-2, 6-1) rounded out the Polar Bear winners.

On Thursday, the Polar Bears saw their six-game winning streak snapped in a loss at Bates, 6-3. The eighth-ranked Polar Bears fell for the first time since returning from their spring trip to California.

Bowdoin was unable to recover from a 2-1 deficit in doubles play as Wolstencroft and Roddy (8-4) at No. 2 were the lone Polar Bear duo to net a win.

Noah Bragg (6-3, 6-2) at No. 2 and Wolfe (6-4, 6-3) at No. 3 captured singles wins for Bowdoin, but the Polar Bears lost a pair of three-set matches in finally succumbing to the Bobcats.

Bowdoin fell to fifthranked Amherst on Saturday, 8-1. The Polar Bears dropped to 9-3, 3-2 NESCAC.

Roddy was the lone Polar Bear to pick up a point, earning a 7-6, 6-2 win at No. 6 singles.

Bowdoin visits Colby on Wednesday.

Women’s tennis

Bowdoin bounced back from a loss on Saturday to post a pair of dominating victories on Sunday.

The 10th-ranked Polar Bears carded two 9-0 shutout wins, against Hamilton in the morning and 16thranked Skidmore in the afternoon.

Bowdoin stands at 10-3 this season and will host a huge conference match this upcoming Saturday against Middlebury at 10 a.m.

Joulia Likhanskaia highlighted the sweep for Bowdoin, recording a pair of 8-0 wins with teammate Tiffany Cheng in doubles action and then at No. 1 singles in both matches. She recorded a 6-1, 6-0 win against Hamilton and took a 6-0, 6-0 win against Skidmore.

Against Hamilton, Bowdoin also got doubles wins from Kyra Silitch/Tess Trinka (8-2) and Emma Chow/Samantha Stalder (8- 2). As a team, Bowdoin lost just eight games in six straight-set singles wins.

In the Skidmore match, Trinka/Silitch (8-6) and Chow/Pilar Giffenig (8-5) fended off tough battles to give Bowdoin a 3-0 lead heading into singles.

The Polar Bears again decisively put away six straight-set singles matches to round out the victory.

On Saturday at thirdranked Amherst, Bowdoin dropped a hard-fought 5-4 decision to the Lord Jeffs, who improved to 9-1, 3-0 NESCAC.

Trinka and Silitch combined for an 8-5 at No. 2 doubles as Bowdoin trailed 2-1 after doubles play.

Silitch (No. 6), Pilar Giffenig (No. 5) and Cheng (No. 2) won their singles matches for the Polar Bears.


The Polar Bears posted an impressive showing against a strong field at the University of New Hampshire Wildcat Invitational on Saturday.

The Bowdoin men boasted a pair of first-place finishes, as Latif Armiyaw won the 100-meter dash (11.06) and Bowdoin went 1-2-3 in the long jump, led by a firstplace finish from Chris Genco (22-09.25).

Other top finishes included Bridger Tomlin taking second in the 3,000 steeplechase (10:03.17) and John Pietro taking a runner-up showing in the shot put (45- 09.75). Bowdoin’s top relay teamwasits4x100squadof Rickey Larke, Justin Weathers, Jibrail Coy and Armiyaw, which took second place in the event.

The Bowdoin women were led by Erin Silva, as the senior won the pole vault (12-06). Other strong performances saw Allyson Fulton taking second in the 800 (2:21.90), Hayleigh Kein earning runner-up in the high jump (5-01.75), and Topsham native Randi London taking silver in the discus throw.

The Polar Bears return to action this week, with the women hosting the Aloha Relays beginning on Friday at 4 p.m. and the men in the Maine State Championships at Bates College in Lewiston on Saturday at noon.