BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin College men’s tennis team earned a mid-week, non-conference win over Washington and Lee on Tuesday afternoon, 6-3.

The eighth-ranked Polar Bears improved to 11-4 this spring and will return to action on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. at home against Tufts.

Bowdoin was able to take a 2-1 lead in doubles action on the efforts of the No. 2 pairing of Kyle Wolstencroft/ Gil Roddy, who earned an 8-5 win, and the No. 3 duo of Kyle Wolfe/Noah Bragg, who cruised to a 8-2 win.

Needing just three singles wins to clinch the match, the Polar Bears triumphed in four. Noah Bragg led the way with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2 and was joined by straightset winners Luke Tercek (6- 2, 6-2 at No. 4), Wolstencroft (6-1, 6-4 at No. 5) and Roddy (6-2, 6-1 at No. 6).

Women’s lacrosse

Taylor Wilson scored a game-high four goals as the Polar Bears secured the third seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament with an 11-9 win over Tufts on Wednesday evening.

The Polar Bears closed out their regular season with an impressive 13-2 (8-2 NESCAC) mark, matching their best-ever record in league play. Bowdoin will host sixth-seeded Colby in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday at noon on Ryan Field.

Tufts ended the regular season with a 10-5 (6-4 NESCAC) mark and will travel to Hamilton for a firstround game on Saturday.

Wilson kept Bowdoin in the game with three firsthalf goals, stemming the tide to set the stage for Bowdoin’s rally. Along with her four goals she also notched four draw controls in the game. Lindsay Picard finished with three goals, while Clare McLaughlin had two.

Jenn Duffy led Tufts with three scores.

The Jumbos came out firing, opening up a 6-3 lead midway through the first period. All three of Bowdoin’s goals were courtesy of Wilson, while Brigid Bowser and Caroline Ross scored two apiece to give the hosts an early lead. Bowdoin settled in after the early struggles and controlled the rest of the contest, outscoring Tufts 8-3 over the final 38:19 of the game.

Isabel Sippel played the first 16:38 in goal, allowing six goals with zero saves before giving way to Kayli Weiss, who stopped eight shots and allowed three goals in a superb performance off the bench. Hannah Wiltshire made eight saves for Tufts.

Bowdoin held a 37-19 edge in shots and committed just nine turnovers in the game.

During the regular season, the Polar Bears downed Colby, 8-7 on April 7.

Men’s lacrosse

Tufts used a 6-0 run spanning

the second and third quarters to pull away from Bowdoin, 15-9, in the final game of the regular season Wednesday evening at Ryan Field.

The sixth-ranked Jumbos improved to 13-2 (8-2 NESCAC) and will be the second seed for the upcoming conference tournament. Bowdoin finished its year with a record of 3-12 (2-8 NESCAC), missing out on postseason play.

The Tufts combination of Zach Richman and Peter Gill proved too much for Bowdoin as each scored five goals in the victory. Ben Andreycak sparked the Jumbos offense with a goal and four assists.

Bowdoin was led by three goals and an assist from senior David Nemirov in the loss.

Bowdoin senior Mac Caputi of Brunswick had team highs with three caused turnovers and five groundballs.


Julia Geaumont set a single season program record as she collected her 15th win of 2015 in a 2-1 victory over- Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday afternoon.

Bowdoin went on to finish game two in five innings with an 8-0 showing.

The Polar Bears and Monks are both 25-11 after the midweek series, with the Polar Bears continuing nonconference play with a Friday doubleheader at Brandeis this Friday.

In the opener, Geaumont went all seven innings in the circle for Bowdoin, allowing eight hits and one run. The junior struck out four batters while walking one.

Laura Jordan allowed as many hits in four innings of work for the Monks, while allowing just two runs.

Bowdoin escaped a basesloaded situation in the top of the second as the Monks filled the bases off a walk and singles from Victoria Ramos and Carla Trip.

The Polar Bears responded in the bottom half of the inning with a two-run blast by Lauren O’Shea to right field.

In the nightcap, Bowdoin’s bats came alive, scoring three runs in the opening inning to jump out to the early lead. Geaumont tagged her team’s second homer of the day to score two runs in the first, with Jordan Gowdy accounting for the third run as she capitalized on an error.

Marisa O’Toole made it 4-0 in the second inning with a single to right that scored Victoria Rusch from second.

The Polar Bears continued to produce offensively as O’Shea hit a two-run double in the third, giving Bowdoin a 6-0 lead. O’Toole closed out the fourth with a two-run homer to center field as the Polar Bears took the 8-0 lead.

Emily Griffin pitched all five innings for Bowdoin, allowing just two hits in her shutout while walking four.