Bowdoin women’s volleyball players Caroline Flaharty, Sydney Salle and Kate Kisner celebrate a point during Friday’s match against Trinity inside Morrell Gymnasium in Brunswick. (Brian Beard / CIPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin College men’s soccer team picked up its fourth straight win in a 3-1 final over Trinity on Homecoming Saturday.

The Polar Bears climbed to 6-3 overall and doubled their conference win total at 2-2. The Bantams fell to 2-8 (0-7 NESCAC).

Trinity goalie Everett Lyons came out to challenge a ball in the opening minute of play, with the rebound slipping behind him and dribbling towards the net. Moctar Niang quickly ran in to put the ball over the goal line.

The Bantams evened the game in the 23rd minute. A throughball from Henry Belt led to an Alistair Matule breakaway. Mutale finished to the bottom left corner, knotting the game at 1-1.

Drake Byrd nearly regained the lead for Bowdoin in the 52nd minute, launching a shot from outside the box, which Lyons tipped over the crossbar.

Byrd successfully converted 17 minutes later on a breakaway. Byrd beat his defender and rounded the goalie before finishing with a shot to the top left corner.

Jack Shultz pushed the lead to 3-1 with 12 minutes to play. Shultz booted a left-footed shot from outside the box, through traffic, to the left post.

Lyons ended the day with seven saves. Bowdoin’s Chris Kingston made three stops. The Polar Bears held a 21-9 shot advantage and 5-1 edge in corner kicks.

Bowdoin plays at Colby on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Football

BRUNSWICK — Tufts posted its first shutout since November 2006, defeating Bowdoin, 28-0, on Saturday afternoon at Whittier field.

The Jumbos improved to 4-0 this season, while the Polar Bears fell to 0-4.

Some early miscues by Tufts kept the game scoreless in the opening quarter as Bowdoin was able to get an interception from Matthew Williams and a fumble recovery to stymie a pair of early Jumbo drives.

Tufts scored early in the second quarter, capping a 13-play, 85-yard drive with a 4-yard Mike Pedrini touchdown to take a 7-0 lead.

Pedrini capped an 11-play, 54-yard drive in the second quarter with a 1-yard plunge to give Tufts a 14-0 lead at the break.

Tufts forced a Bowdoin three-and-out to open the second half and quickly extended its lead to 21-0 with a three-play, 57-yard drive, scoring on a 17 yard pass from Ryan McDonald to Jack Dolan.

Tufts closed out the scoring with a 4-yard pass from McDonald to Jack Donahue on their next drive.

Tufts received 231 yards passing from Ryan McDonald, on 19-of-25 attempts, with two TDs. McDonald also had 39 yards rushing. The Jumbos totaled 522 yards of offense, including 271 rushing, led by 73 from Dom Borelli.

Bowdoin had 230 yards of total offense. Austin McCrum completed 21-of-47 passes for 162 yards, while Gregory Olson caught six passes for 68 yards.

Defensively, Nicholas Leahy, Joe Gowetski and Franny Rose had nine tackles each for the Polar Bears.

Bowdoin heads to Clinton, N.Y., to battle Hamilton next Saturday at noon.

Women’s soccer

BRUNSWICK — Trinity scored a goal in each half to hand Bowdoin a 2-0 setback on Saturday.

Nine minutes into play, Morgen Gallagher blasted a shot from the top corner of the box. Gallagher’s shot deflected off the far side of the crossbar. A Gallagher header 20 minutes into play popped just over the crossbar.

With five minutes to play in the half, Trinity’s Taylor O’Connor again deflected the ball just over the top, this time on a bid by Julia Patterson.

With 30 seconds remaining on the clock in the first, Colleen Lux beat a defender for a one on goal and drew out Sabrina Albanese, who made a play on the ball, but Lux pulled around for an open look.

Katie Marlowbenedick set up the Bantams’ second goal. Seven minutes into the second half, Marlowbenedick found Amelia Kroschwitz at the right of the box. The sophomore booted a shot just beyond the fingers of Albanese.

Both teams managed 13 shots. The Polar Bears held a 4-1 edge in corner kicks. Albanese made five stops. O’Connor had six saves.

On Sunday, Bowdoin played rival Colby to a 1-1 draw at Waterville.

The Polar Bears sit at 5-4-2 (1-4-1 NESCAC). The Mules are 4-5-1 (1-5-1 NESCAC).

Bowdoin’s goal was scored by Jamie Lau, her first collegiate goal.

The Mules responded two minutes later as Mannan Frykholm buried a 25-yard shot.

Albanese made three stops for Bowdoin.

The Polar Bears visit Hamilton on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Field hockey

BRUNSWICK — Trinity converted on a late penalty corner to complete the come-from-behind 2-1 victory against Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears and Bantams share identical 8-2 regular season records. Bowdoin is 3-2 in NESCAC play, while Trinity is 5-2.

Bowdoin scored with 14:56 remaining in the first half to take a 1-0 lead. Manveer Sandhu sparked the play as she broke through the center of the field, splitting a pair of defenders, and finding Kara Finnerty on the left side of stroke. Finnerty made a spinning pass to Emma Stevens on the far post for the goal.

Trinity responded seven minutes later. Nicole Quinlan inserted the ball to Chandler Solimine on a corner and Solimine fed the ball back low to Quinlan. Quinlan flicked the ball over Maddie Ferrucci to even the game.

Ten minutes into the second half, Ferrucci denied a promising Trinity bid as Solimine earned a breakaway one-on-goal. Ferrucci slide tackled the approaching forward to break up the play.

Ferrucci made another key save, this time denying Kendall Brown, with a diving stick save to her right side.

The Bantams broke through with seven minutes remaining to take a 2-1 lead. Quinlan inserted on the corner and found Caroline Fisher at the top. Fisher lofted an aerial over the Bowdoin defense.

The Bantams held a 15-9 edge in shots, with both teams earning five corners. Ferrucci made nine saves. Elizabeth Bennewitz and Beth Koeller each recorded a defensive save. Lori Berger made a pair of stops.

The Polar Bears bounced back on Sunday with a 4-1 NESCAC win over Colby at Waterville.

Bowdoin improved to 9-2 (4-2 NESCAC), while the Mules fell to 6-5 (2-5 NESCAC).

Bennewitz, Finnerty (two goals) and Elizabeth Growney scored for Bowdoin, which visits Hamilton on Saturday at noon.

Georgia Cassidy scored for Colby.

Women’s volleyball

BRUNSWICK — The Polar Bears rolled to a 3-0 win over Trinity on Friday night in Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears took the win with set scores of 25-19, 25-17, 25-14.

The first set was the tightest of the night as the Bantams stayed within striking distance, trailing 20-18 late. Bowdoin closed out the set on a 5-1 run, capped by a kill from Sydney Salle.

Bowdoin dominated the second set, jumping to a 20-6 advantage en route to a 2-0 lead.

The Polar Bears took a 15-5 lead out of the gate in the third to close out the victory.

Bowdoin finished the weekend with a 3-1 win over rival Amherst on Saturday.

The Polar Bears won the first set, 25-9, before the Mammoths (12-3, 4-2 NESCAC) answered in the second, 25-22. Bowdoin swept the final two sets, 25-20, 26-24, to improve to 16-1 overall, 7-0 NESCAC.

Caroline Flaharty was outstanding again for Bowdoin, totaling 20 kills with just four errors to go with 15 digs in the victory. Ashley Williams had 12 kills, while Sydney Salle had 11 for the Polar Bears. Kate Kiser sparked the attack with 49 assists, and Lisa Sheldon had a match-high 22 digs for the hosts.

The Polar Bears head to Endicott on Friday at 6 p.m.

Cross country

BOSTON — The Bowdoin College cross country teams raced well at the 2018 Open New England Championships on Saturday at Franklin Park in Boston.

The Bowdoin men placed 11th overall in the 26-team field that included multiple Division I and II squads.

The Bowdoin women finished 16th. Among Division III teams, the Polar Bear men finished second and women placed third.

The Bowdoin men finished with a team score of 268, ending just behind Boston College (244) in 11th. Sean MacDonald led the way with a solid fourth-place finish in the 8K race in a time of 25:04.45. Connor Rockett (37th, 25:51.74) and Naphtali Moulton (38th, 25:51.83) finished together for the Polar Bears.

The Polar Bear women totaled 441 points to finish behind Rhode Island in 16th place overall. Julia O’Rourke was Bowdoin’s top finisher in 64th, covering the 5K course in 19:25.58. Delaney Bullock was 69th in 19:30.06 followed by Erin Hollenbaugh in 85th in 19:44.70.

Bowdoin returns to action on Saturday at Pickard Field when the Polar Bears host the Bowdoin Invitational.

Women’s rugby

BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin sprinted to a 55-8 win over the University of New England on Saturday afternoon at Pickard Field.

The Polar Bears bounced back from last week’s loss to West Chester and avenged their only losses from last year with the victory. Bowdoin stands at 3-1 with the victory.

Bowdoin cut down on the errors from the loss and jumped ahead early on the Nor’easters, taking a 41-0 lead at halftime and cruising to the victory.

The Polar Bears used a well-balanced attack with forwards and backs and delivered constant pressure throughout the match.

In her first start of the season, Molly Petronzio scored four tries from the wing. Ashlynn Autrey had 16 tackles in her first start as well, while Liz D’Angelo also recorded 16 tackles. Sophie Karris and Allegra Bersani had two tries each while Satya Kent had one. D’Angelo finished the match with five conversion kicks.

Bowdoin heads to Vassar on Saturday.

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