BRUNSWICK – The Bowdoin College men’s soccer team upset fifth-ranked Connecticut College with a 1-0 victory, handing the Camels their first loss of the season on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (9-3-2, 5-2-2 NESCAC) extended their unbeaten streak to nine games. The Camels are 11-1-2 (6-1-2 NESCAC).

Connecticut College had surrendered only two goals prior Saturday’s game, never trailing an opponent in the 2018 season.

After a quiet first half, both teams produced multiple promising bids in the second. Matt Uek took a left footed shot on the left side of the box, forcing AJ Marcucci to make a save.

In the 63rd minute, Uzii Dieng’s shot from the top of the box barely cleared the crossbar. Two minutes later, a Jack Shultz cross from the left side found Uek, but the first-year poked the ball wide.

Bowdoin scored in the 68th minute, Matty McColl took a corner kick from the left side and served the ball into the box. The ball skimmed off the head of Levi Morant, changing direction just enough to reach Moctar Niang for a header into the far side.

The Camels pressured in the waning minutes, earning a penalty just outside the box, but their subsequent kick found the Bowdoin wall. Another Connecticut shot deflected on top of the goal.

The Camels held a slight 11-10 shot advantage, while both teams had three corner kicks. Chris Kingston made four saves. Marcucci also made four stops.

Bowdoin hosts Tufts to conclude the regular season on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

Women’s soccer

Julia Patterson scored a pair of goals on Senior Day to hand Bowdoin a 2-0 win over visiting Connecticut College.

The Polar Bears collected their second conference victory to climb to 6-6-2 (2-6-1 NESCAC). The Camels boast a similar record at 7-6-1 and 2-6-1 in NESCAC.

Tess Huckaby took a corner kick for Bowdoin and found Patterson on the far post. Patterson headed the ball inside the near post for a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute.

Alex Baltazar nearly evened the game early in the second half, forcing Bowdoin’s Penny Rocchio to make a last ditch save at the line.

Patterson capitalized on a miscue by Connecticut College goalie Katy Pelletier and buried her shot in the center of the net in the 57th minute.

Pelletier denied a promising Bowdoin bid with under 18 minutes to play, blocking a hard shot from Julia Adelmann.

Bowdoin held a 12-9 shot advantage. Both teams earned seven corner kicks. Sarah Williams and Pelletier split time in net for the Camels, making two and one save, respectively. Penny Rocchio made eight saves for the shutout.

Bowdoin hosts Tufts to conclude the regular season on Tuesday afternoon 3 p.m.

Field hockey

Bowdoin picked up another NESCAC victory with a 4-0 showing against Connecticut College on Saturday afternoon.

Bowdoin’s Johna Cook, right, controls the ball while battling a Connecticut College defender in Saturday’s NESCAC field hockey contest at Ryan Field in Brunswick. The Polar Bears won, 4-0. (Brian Beard /

The Polar Bears climbed to 11-3 (6-3 NESCAC) and dropped the Camels to 3-11 (0-9 NESCAC).

Bowdoin took a 1-0 lead with 15 minutes remaining in the first half. Manveer Sandhu took a direct shot on a penalty corner and Kara Finnerty put the rebound away off the pads.

Abby Bashaw scored 2:54 into the second half to double Bowdoin’s lead.  The sophomore swept the ball from the right side to the far post.

Under a minute later, Finnerty tallied her second of the game with a solo effort. Finnerty dribbled into the circle and made a spin move in the center before flicking the ball past Jackie Mountford.

Finnerty set up Emma Stevens for the Polar Bears’ final goal 11 minutes into the half. Bashaw sent the ball in from the 25 and found Finnerty at the top of the circle, who slipped the ball to Stevens at the far left post for a deflection.

The Camels earned a penalty stroke with less than three minutes remaining, but Eva Verzani made a kick save to turn away Lauren Hirshom’s bid.

Bowdoin held a 19-11 shot advantage. The Polar Bears took 12 corners to the Camels’ six. Maddie Ferrucci and Eva Verzani each made three stops for the Polar Bears. Mountford had three saves and Andi McGraw recorded a pair.

Bowdoin hosts Tufts to conclude the regular season on Wednesday at 6 p.m.


In his first collegiate start, Trinity quarterback Seamus Lambert passed for 280 yards and ran for 75 more in a 48-6 win at Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.

The Bantams improved to 5-1, while the Polar Bears fell to 0-6.

Bowdoin had the best early opportunity to score, driving deep into Trinity territory in the first quarter, but an interception by Chandler Colberg cut short the Polar Bears’ chance to take the lead.

From there, Trinity marched 60 yards in seven plays and took a 7-0 lead on a Lambert 21-yard pass to Koby Schofer.

The Bantams doubled their lead in the final minute of the period, getting a 2-yard pass from Lambert to Joe Samuelman to make it 13-0 after a missed PAT.

Trinity added two more touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 27-0 lead into the break. Max Chipouras scored his second rushing touchdown of the game to give the visitors a 34-0 edge out of the break.

Bowdoin scored in the third quarter, capping a 43-yard drive with a 4-yard run by Austin McCrum to cut the lead to 34-6.

Trinity added 14 points in the fourth quarter to cap the win.

The Bantams rolled up 505 yards of total offense as Lambert went 22-of-29 and threw for three touchdowns. Schofer caught nine passes for 116 yards and two scores.

Bowdoin mustered 161 yards of offense and threw four interceptions. Griff Stalcup caught seven balls for 64 yards.

Defensively Bowdoin was led by eight tackles from Drew Ortiz. Joe Gowetski had five solo tackles and a sack. Nicholas Leahy had an interception.

Bowdoin will head to Connecticut to play at Wesleyan this upcoming Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Women’s volleyball

AMHERST, Mass. — Bowdoin continued to roll, recording a perfect 3-0 record at the Hall of Fame Invitational this weekend.

With the three victories, the Polar Bears improved to a program-best 22-1. Bowdoin earned wins over Bridgewater State (3-0), Coast Guard (3-0) and Wellesley (3-2) in action this weekend.

Caroline Flaharty was named to the All-Tournament team for her efforts in the victories.

Against Bridgewater State, Bowdoin, winning by set scores of 25-7, 25-14, 25-17. Sophia Pahl and Flaharty had nine kills each for Bowdoin, while Pahl added three service aces. Defensively, Lisa Sheldon had 17 digs, while Lexie Freund keyed the attack with 25 assists.

Next up was Coast Guard, with the Polar Bears taking the match by scores of 25-16, 25-13, 28-26. Flaharty totaled a match-high 12 kills and had nine digs. Cori Gray had nine kills and four blocks, while Sydney Salle had eight kills and five blocks. Sheldon ended with 21 digs and Kate Kiser finished with 34 assists and eight digs for Bowdoin.

In a tough five-setter, Bowdoin recorded the 25-22, 25-16, 21-25, 19-25, 15-11 win over Wellesley. The Lyons took an early 4-1 lead, but Bowdoin rallied with a 6-1 run to take a lead they never relinquished in the fifth set. Flaharty had three late kills to clinch the victory. Ashley Williams led all players with 18 kills, while Flaharty had 17 with 15 digs. Sheldon had 27 digs and Kiser earned 42 assists and 12 digs. Gray had seven blocks and three service aces.

Bowdoin will host Wesleyan in the biggest match of the season on Friday evening, with the winner claiming NESCAC Tournament hosting rights. Match time is set for 8 p.m.

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