BOWDOIN COLLEGE’S Wilson MacMillan and Bate’s Eric Opoku both rush the ball during Sunday’s NESCAC soccer matchup at Bates College. The Polar Bears won, 2-1.

BOWDOIN COLLEGE’S Wilson MacMillan and Bate’s Eric Opoku both rush the ball during Sunday’s NESCAC soccer matchup at Bates College. The Polar Bears won, 2-1.


Max McPherron scored his first career goal in dramatic fashion to give the Bowdoin College men’s soccer team a 2-1 overtime victory at Trinity on Saturday afternoon.

Bowdoin opened the scoring with a goal 9:43 into the first half. Wilson MacMillan successfully converted on a penalty kick to give the Polar Bears a 1-0 lead.

Cody Savonen later rang a shot off the crossbar while looking for an equalizer. Scott Brazina was denied by a clean save from Stevie Van Siclen, leaving the Bantams scoreless at the half.

But. Trinity converted on a penalty kick early in the second half to even the game. Henry Farr buried a shot to the left side, with Van Siclen going right, to force the eventual overtime.

McPherron ended the game as the ball bounced to him for a one-on-one with Mateo Zabala. The first-year netted the game-winner off the outside of his right foot, going to the near side.

Bowdoin held a 15-9 edge in shots, while the Bantams had a 6-3 edge in corner kicks.

Van Siclen made five saves, including one in overtime. Zabala had eight stops.

Bowdoin made it a perfect NESCAC weekend with a 2-1 victory over Bates at Lewiston on Sunday.

The Polar Bears, who have won five straight contests, climbed to 9-2 (5-1 NESCAC). The Bobcats dropped to 4-3-2 (1-3-2 NESCAC).

One of the Polar Bears’ corner kicks eventually led to their first goal. Matty McColl took a corner at the end of the sixth minute. The ball bounced around in the box and eventually deflected back to McColl, who fired from 20-yards out and into the back left corner of the cage for a 1-0 lead.

Levi Morant nearly doubled Bowdoin’s lead 10 minutes later, but his shot rang off the crossbar.

Four minutes into the second half, an own goal by the Polar Bears evened the game and put Bates on equal footing.

In the 67th minute, Jake Stenquist buried a penalty kick to regain the lead for Bowdoin. The Polar Bears made the one-goal lead hold up through the remainder of regulation and took home the win.

Van Siclen ended the day with five saves.

Bowdoin hosts Hamilton on Saturday with a noon start.

Women’s volleyball

HARTFORD, Conn. — Bowdoin College volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 sweep of Trinity on Friday night, extending its winning streak to three matches.

Bowdoin picked up the win with tidy game scores of 25-20, 25-17 and 25-19.

With the Polar Bears holding a slim 17-16 lead in the first set, Bowdoin rolled off a 5-1 run, sparked by a service ace from Caroline Flaharty to pull away.

In the second set, another 5-1 run in the middle of the frame gave the Polar Bears some breathing room as Trinity failed to get closer than four points for the remainder of the set.

Bowdoin never trailed in the third, sprinting to a 9-3 edge. Trinity closed to within two points, 21-19, late, but Bowdoin finished off the match with a 4-0 run.

Flaharty led all players with 12 kills in the victory. Lisa Sheldon had 10 digs and four service aces, while Kate Kiser earned 19 assists and eight digs.

Flaharty continued to shine for Bowdoin in a Saturday NESCAC win over Amherst.

She totaled a career high with 26 kills as the Polar Bears took a thrilling five-setter — 22-25, 25-16, 20-25, 25-21, 17-15.

Bowdoin improved to 9-6 overall, 6-1 in the conference ahead of Tuesday’s visit to Bates at 7 p.m.

Field hockey

Trinity tipped Bowdoin 32 seconds into overtime to collect a 3-2 win on Saturday afternoon.

Bowdoin’s most promising look of the first half came as Elizabeth Bennewitz controlled a loose ball near midfield and dribbled into the circle, firing off a shot that missed wide right.

The Bantams tested first-year keeper Maddie Ferrucci on their second corner of the game, forcing her to make back-to-back stops.

Neither team was able to score in the opening half.

Elle Brine broke through for the game’s first goal. Following a corner, the sophomore tracked down a rebound off an initial Bennewitz shot and put it away from the left post four minutes into the second.

Trinity took the lead with back-to-back penalty corner goals from Kelcie Finn and Chandler Colimine.

Abby Bashaw tied the game with a breakaway goal just 30 seconds after Colimine’s goal.

Caroline Curtin ended the game in overtime, putting away a loose ball following a quick Trinity corner.

Trinity held a slight 15-13 edge in shots, while both teams managed seven corners in the game. Ferrucci ended the day with five saves. Lori Berger made five stops for Trinity.

Bowdoin fell at the University of New England on Sunday, 1-0, in overtime, giving the Polar Bears a 6-4 mark heading into their meeting at home with Hamilton on Saturday.

Women’s soccer

Trinity scored late in regulation to pin a 1-0 setback on visiting Bowdoin in Saturday afternoon NESCAC action.

The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Polar Bears, who are 6-3-1 (2- 3-1 NESCAC). The Bantams climbed to 5-5-1 (4-3 NESCAC).

Emma Beane and Samantha March both directed shots on net in the opening 10 minutes of play, but neither team was able to score.

Trinity scored the game’s lone goal at 77:56. Blake Crawley scored her first collegiate goal off a feed from Katie Marlow-Benedick.

Bowdoin was unable to put a shot on net in the final 20 minutes of action.

Julia Pitino earned the shutout victory with five saves. Rachel Stout matched Pitino with five stops. Bowdoin held an 11-6 shot advantage and 7-3 edge in corner kicks.

The Polar Bears bounced back on Sunday, recording a home 4-0 win over Husson.

Bowdoin is 7-3-1 and hosts Hamilton this upcoming Saturday at noon.

Morgan Gallagher, Talia Missan, Julia Patterson and Nikki Wilson scored for the Polar Bears.

Cross country

Bowdoin squads ran well at the 2017 Open New England Championship, hosted at Franklin Park on Saturday.

The Polar Bear men placed 16th in a field of 27 teams, while the women earned 18th of 28 squads in fields that included Division I, II and III institutions.

Ben Torda was the top finisher in the men’s meet for Bowdoin, earning 23rd in 25:54.7, finishing fourth among Division III competitors at the meet. Sean Mac- Donald was 26th (25:56.4) as the next-best Polar Bear finisher. Naphtali Moulton (61st, 26:32.5) also earned a top-100 finish for Bowdoin at the championship.

Sarah Kelley took 19th place at the championship, covering the 5K in 18:29.7 and taking fourth among Division III entrants. Caroline Shipley placed 72nd in 19:26.6, while Julia O’Rourke was 95th in 19:44 for the Polar Bears.

The Polar Bears will host the Maine State Championships at Pickard Cross Country course this upcoming Saturday at 2 p.m.


Tufts kept Bowdoin out of the endzone for the first time this season in a 31-3 victory on Saturday afternoon at Zinman Field.

The Jumbos improved to 3-1 while gaining 462 total yards and allowing just 216.

The Polar Bears, led by 109 yards rushing from sophomore halfback Nate Richam, fell to 0-4.

Bowdoin hung with the Jumbos in the opening half, trading field goals early thanks to a 30-yarder from Andrew Sisti in the second quarter.

Tufts scored a pair of late touchdowns before halftime, as Ryan McDonald ran for a 14-yard score and tossed to Dan de Leon for a 22-yard strike to make it 17-3 Tufts at the break.

The Jumbos added a score in both the third and fourth quarters to secure the win.

McDonald threw for 215 yards and rushed for 72 for the Jumbos.

Richam eclipsed the 100- yard mark for the second time in his career. Griff Stalcup went 12-of-22 passing for 88 yards for Bowdoin.

The Polar Bear defense was led by 11 tackles from Cameron Rondeau.

Bowdoin returns home Saturday to face Hamilton on Homecoming weekend at noon.

Women’s rugby

The University of New England built a large first-half lead en route to a 61-15 win over Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.

In a match between Maine’s two varsity programs, the Nor’easters avenged a season-ending loss to the Polar Bears from last season, dropping Bowdoin to 2-1.

UNE outscored Bowdoin 36-0 in the first half, coming strong out of the gate despite multiple tackles by Polar Bears Satya Kent, Kendall Schutzer, Jackie Jaques and Mackenzie Philbrick.

Bowdoin will look to return to the win column on Saturday with a Homecoming match against Colby at 11 a.m.

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