BRUNSWICK — Elizabeth Growney tallied a pair of goals to power the Bowdoin College field hockey team to a 3-1 NESCAC victory over Wesleyan on Saturday. 

Bowdoin College’s Elizabeth Growney battles for the ball against Wesleyan on Saturday in Brunswick. Growney scored a pair of goals in the Polar Bears’ 3-1 NESCAC victory. (Brian Beard /

The Polar Bears are 5-1 overall, 3-1 in the conference, while the Cardinals dropped to a 3-3 (0-3 NESCAC). 

Wesleyan jumped out to a 1-0 lead late in the first quarter off a corner to Oliva Baglieri, with Grace Kohn picking up an assist. 

Bowdoin tied the game with three seconds left in the frame when Growney deflected a cross from Kara Finnerty into the cage. 

Finnerty found Abby Bashaw for the go-ahead goal in the second quarter, and Growney finished the scoring with nine minutes left in regulation. 

Bowdoin visits Wellesley on Tuesday at 5 p.m. 

Women’s volleyball

Bowdoin rolled to a 3-0 win over Connecticut College on Saturday. 

The Polar Bears, after a 3-0 loss to Wesleyan on Friday, ended the weekend with a 4-5 overall record, including 1-1 in the NESCAC. The Camels fell to 4-5, 0-2 in the NESCAC. 

Bowdoin dominated from start to finish on Saturday in the 25-14, 25-17, 25-16 victory. 

After tight play in the opening set, Bowdoin used a 12-2 run to pull ahead from the Camels to take a 1-0 lead. In the second, Bowdoin scored the first five points and the Camels failed to get closer than four the rest of the way as the Polar Bears took a 2-0 advantage. 

Bowdoin closed it out by cruising in the third set, opening up an early 7-3 lead and running away to take the sweep.

Caroline Flaharty posted 10 kills and 11 digs for Bowdoin, while Sophia Pahl had eight and eight. Ella Haugen dished out a team-best 17 assists, while Kate Kiser had 14. Haugen also had four service aces. Emily King paced the Polar Bears with 19 digs in the victory.

The 15th-ranked Wesleyan squad handed the Polar Bears a 3-0 loss on Friday. 

The Cardinals (7-0, 1-0 NESCAC) won by set scores of 25-21, 25-12 25-17 as Bowdoin (3-5) opened its NESCAC slate. 

Ashley Williams had eight kills in the loss, while Haugen dished out 13 assists. Emily King contributed 18 digs, with Cori Gray making four blocks. 

Bowdoin returns to action on Friday night with a NESCAC match at Tufts at 7 p.m.

Women’s soccer

Bowdoin broke into the win column by downing the University of Maine-Farmington, 6-0, on Sunday.

The Polar Bears are 1-4-1 and visit the University of New England on Wednesday at 7 p.m. 

Talia Missan had a pair of goals, while Olivia Pena, Annie Pyne, Ella Dudley and Teresa Andrews chipped in one each. 

On Saturday, Grace Devanny scored with three minutes left in regulation to lift Wesleyan to a 2-1 NESCAC win over Bowdoin at Pickard Field. 

The Cardinals are 4-1 (2-1, NESCAC). 

Devanny’s first goal staked the visitors to a 1-0 lead. 

Bowdoin tied the game when Sophia Lemmer sent a cross to Jamie Lau, who one-timed the ball into the cage. 

Men’s soccer

Bowdoin and Wesleyan played to a 0-0 NESCAC draw on Saturday in Brunswick. 

Michael Webber turned away five Cardinal shots in the Polar Bear cage. 

The Polar Bears are 2-1-3 (0-1-3 NESCAC) and host the University of Southern Maine on Wednesday at 4 p.m. 


Trinity scored 27 points in the second quarter en route to a 61-7 NESCAC win over Bowdoin on Saturday at Hartford, Connecticut. 

The Polar Bears are 0-2 and visit Williams this upcoming Saturday at 1 p.m. 

Seamus Lambert passed to DeVante Reid on Trinity’s (1-1) opening drive for a 6-0 lead. 

The Bantams took complete control in the second, scoring their points in a 12-minute stretch for a 33-0 halftime lead. 

Bowdoin’s lone score came in the third quarter, a 10-play, 86-yard drive that ended with a Austin McCrum-to-Patrick Zepf 1-yard TD pass. McCrum was 16-of-30 in the air for 121 yards. 

On defense, Bowdoin was led by Matthew Williams and Nicholas Leahy with six tackles apiece. 

Cross country

The Bowdoin men’s placed second, while the women took fourth at the season-opening Bowdoin Invitational on Saturday.

Bowdoin finished with 60 team points to trail Colby, which won the race with the top four finishers and 21 points in the six-team field.

The Polar Bears placed three in the top-10 to edge Coast Guard, led by Andrew Meredith’s fifth-place showing (26:49.50) in the 8K race. Luca Ostertag-Hill was seventh (26:58.30) and Ted Fuell finished eighth (27:14.50) for Bowdoin. Brooks Peters (12th, 27:36.20) and Ryan Supple (30th, 28:36.20) rounded out the Polar Bear scorers.

In the women’s meet, the Polar Bear women totaled 99 points to finish behind only the Coast Guard (37), Wellesley (73) and Tufts (85) in the eight-team field.

Delaney Bullock led the way for Bowdoin with a fourth-place showing, covering the 6K course in 23:17.50. Claire Wolff also captured a top-20 finish (19th, 23:56.40), Leila Trummel took 21st (24:00.20), and Anne McKee took 25th (24:14.60). Erin Hollenbaugh rounded out the top-five Polar Bears with a 31st-place showing in 24:41.30.

The Polar Bears will return to action in two weeks at the Maine State Meet, hosted by Colby on Oct. 5.

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