CLINTON, N.Y. — Emma Stevens recorded her third hat trick of the season in a 3-2 Bowdoin College field hockey victory over Hamilton on Saturday afternoon.

All five of the game’s goals came in the first half. Bowdoin led twice, with Hamilton tying the game both times before Stevens’ game-winner in the 27th minute.

Stevens scored the day’s first goal just 1:06 into the game. Manveer Sandhu crossed the ball to Stevens for a sweep.

Tatiana Bradley evened the game seven minutes later off a feed from Michaela Giuttari.

Bowdoin jumped out ahead on another Stevens goal 11:45 into the frame. Abby Bashaw took a shot on Hamilton’s Julia Booth and directed her rebound around to Stevens for a goal.

Again the Continentals responded to make it 2-2 off a goal from Giuttari.

Stevens scored her third and final goal with under 10 minutes to play in the half, finishing off a feed from Elizabeth Growney.

Maddie Ferrucci made three stops for Bowdoin. Booth made nine saves for Hamilton.

Bowdoin held a 15-6 shot advantage, with both teams earning seven penalty corners.

The win is the first for Bowdoin against Hamilton since 2015, as the team suffered 2-1 setbacks over the last two years.

The Polar Bears suffered a 2-1 NESCAC double overtime loss at Williams on Sunday, leaving Bowdoin with a 10-3 record (5-3 NESCAC).

Trailing 1-0, Bowdoin tied the game when Manveer Sandhu scored unassisted.

But, Williams pulled out the win when Kate Gregory scored.

The Polar Bears host Connecticut College at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Women’s volleyball

BEVERLY, Mass. — Bowdoin earned another impressive win over a regional foe on Friday evening, taking a 3-1 victory at Endicott.

The first two sets were tightly contested, but Bowdoin pulled away late in a 25-27, 28-26, 25-17, 25-21 victory.

Bowdoin had set point in the first, leading 25-24, but Endicott (13-9) scored three straight to close the 27-25 win to take a 1-0 lead.

The Polar Bears had five set points in the second set, and finally cashed in a on kill by Caroline Flaharty to take a 28-26 win and knot the score at 1-1.

Bowdoin used a key 5-0 surge in the middle of the third set to create some space and closed out on a 4-2 run, capped by another Flaharty kill, to take the third 25-17. The Polar Bears had to rally to clinch the victory in the fourth set, as they fell behind early. Tied at 20 apiece, Bowdoin closed the match on a 5-1 run, ending it on a pair of Emily King service aces to take the victory.

Flaharty racked up 17 kills and 11 digs, while Ashley Williams (15), Sydney Salle (14) and Cori Gray (13) also had double-digits in kills for the match. Kate Kiser dished out 56 assists to go with 10 digs, while Lisa Sheldon posted 31 digs.

Bowdoin rallied from a one-set deficit to edge Middlebury in five sets on Saturday, 25-22, 16-25, 23-25, 25-12, 15-9.

The Polar Bears are 18-1 overall, 8-0 in NESCAC play.

Bowdoin hosts Bates on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Women’s soccer

CLINTON, N.Y. — Bowdoin surrendered two first-half goals to host Hamilton in a 2-0 setback on Saturday afternoon.

The Continentals climbed to 6-3-3 (4-3-2 NESCAC) with the win.

Hamilton started quickly with a goal just 1:44 into the game. Alex Fontana received a cross from the left side at the top of the box. Fontana split a pair of defenders with a pass to Cat Gambino, who fired a shot inside the right post.

Fontana recorded her second assist in the 36th minute as she took a shot from the right side, requiring a kick save from Penny Rocchio. Kayleigh Harris one-timed the rebound from the far side. The ball tipped off Rocchio’s gloves, hit the crossbar, and deflected into the net.

Rachel Pike played the first half and recorded four saves in net for Hamilton. Caity Smith made five stops in the second. Rocchio made nine stops in her first collegiate start.

Hamilton held a slight 19-14 edge in shots and 9-5 corner kick advantage.

Bowdoin stayed on the road Sunday at Williams, falling to the Ephs, 2-1, in NESCAC play.

The Polar Bears ended the weekend with a 5-6-2 overall mark, 1-6-1 in NESCAC action.

Bowdoin tied the game late in the first half as Sophia Lemmer served the ball into the box. Beth Brown made a touch and sent a pass to Aine Lawlor, who her shot into the back of the net.

It only took 2:30 into the second half for the Ephs to regain the lead.

The Polar Bears host Connecticut College at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Men’s soccer

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Harry Cooper’s first-half goal led Bowdoin to a 1-1 draw against Williams on Sunday afternoon.

The Polar Bears and Ephs share matching records at 7-3-2 overall and a 3-2-2 showings in NESCAC play.

Cooper scored 10 minutes into action, besting Aaron Schein with a ball sent skimming across the ground. Jack Shultz recorded the assist.

Chris Fleischer tied the game for Williams in the 59th minute, watching as his shot deflected off a Bowdoin defender and into the net.

The Polar Bears also played Hamilton to a 1-1 NESCAC deadlock on Saturday.

Moctar Niang tied the game for Bowdoin to force overtime.

The Polar Bears host Bates on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m.

Men’s tennis

ROME, Ga. — The Bowdoin duo of Jerry Jiang and Justin Wang finished in second place in the Division III bracket of the ITA Cup Doubles Championship over the weekend.

The Polar Bears advanced to the title match with a comeback 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 win over a pair of players from Caltech in the semifinal round.

They then dropped a 6-3, 6-3 decision the championship team from Emory to close out their weekend.

Wang and Jiang earned a trip to the ITA Cup by winning the doubles bracket of the ITA Regional Championship two weeks ago in Middlebury, Vermont.

Cross country

BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin men won its second meet of the season, edging Norwich University for first place at the Bowdoin Invitational Saturday.

The Polar Bears totaled 41 team points to edge the Cadets (44) in the seven-team field.

Norwich placed three of the top six runners, but Bowdoin countered with five of the top 12 to take the overall victory. Alec Ferguson-Hull was the top Polar Bear in a time of 26:06.86, finishing in second place individually.

A trio of Bowdoin runners placed eighth to 10th, as Luca Ostertag-Hill (26:41.74), Edward Bull (26:42.21) and Andrew Meredith (26:46.26) ended in succession. Vincent Dong closed out the Bowdoin top-five with a 12th place finish in 27:09.46.

In the women’s race, the Polar Bears came out on top by scoring 20 points, easily defeating runner-up Keene State in the eight-team field.

The Polar Bears cruised to the win thanks to five of the top six finishers. Julia O’Rourke began the string of five straight Bowdoin runners with a second-place finish in 23:06.78. Delaney Bullock (23:10.45) and Sarah Hanson (23:15.14) finished in third and fourth, respectively, while Abigael Osmanski (23:48.43) and Erin Hollenbaugh (23:49.21) rounded out the Bowdoin scorers in fifth and sixth place.

Bowdoin returns to action Oct. 27 with the NESCAC Championship at Tufts University.

Women’s rugby

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — The Polar Bears suffered just their second setback of the season on Saturday, dropping a close contest at Division II top-ranked Vassar, 39-33.

Bowdoin (3-2) was constantly under pressure from the Vassar forwards, but managed to carry a 21-20 lead into halftime. Sophia Karris scored for Bowdoin from 50-meters out after a hard-fought win for the ball. Molly Petronzio added two tries on the afternoon, one coming off a cross field kick from Liz D’Angelo and another after a long succession of passes.

Great support play led to tries from Allegra Bersani and D’Angelo, who had four successful kicks. Sara Nelson, D’Angelo, Hannah Zuklie and Satya Kent all had double digit tackle counts.

Bowdoin hosts Molloy this upcoming Saturday at 11 a.m.


CLINTON, N.Y. — Hamilton amassed 505 yards of offense and scored 24 points in the second quarter to defeat Bowdoin, 62-27, on Saturday afternoon.

The win improved Hamilton to 2-3, while Bowdoin fell to 0-5 and hosts Trinity this upcoming Saturday at 1 p.m.

Hamilton sprinted to a 14-0 lead in the first 6:15, getting a 1-yard touchdown run from David Kagan and 9-yard pass from Kenny Gray to Will Budington to grab the early lead.

Bowdoin replied, tying the game before the end of the quarter as the Polar Bears used a seven-play, 78-yard drive, capped by a Austin McCrum 18-yard strike to Bo Millett. Bowdoin recovered a fumbled snap, and two plays later McCrum found Gregory Olson from 8-yards out for a 14-14 deadlock.

But Hamilton rolled from there, regaining the lead on a 98-yard kickoff return to paydirt by Brendan Ward and a pair of touchdown runs from Joe Park.

Hamilton’s 62 points were the second most in program history, falling short of the mark of 64 set against Wesleyan in 1986.

Bowdoin totaled 430 yards of offense, led by McCrum’s 31-of-54 effort for 279 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. McCrum’s 54 attempts were the fourth most in school history.

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