Polar Bear Scoreboard, Including Men’s Tennis NESCAC Championship

Men’s Tennis: In an epic battle over more than five hours, the fourth-seeded Bowdoin men’s tennis team claimed the 2017 New England Small College Athletic Conference Tournament championship with a 5-4 win over second-seeded Middlebury Sunday at the Lansing Chapman Rink on the campus of Williams College.

Women’s Tennis: The women’s tennis team battled top-seeded Middlebury but fell in a 5-2 decision in the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament Saturday afternoon at Williams.

Baseball: The Middlebury College baseball team scored nine runs in the final two innings to rally from an early deficit and defeat Bowdoin, 11-4, in a rain-shortened doubleheader Saturday at Pickard Field.

Softball: The Williams College softball team claimed its second consecutive NESCAC Championship, and fifth overall, with a convincing 9-1 victory over Amherst in the final game of the conference championship tournament Sunday at Pickard Field. The Ephs (31-10) earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Amherst (28-10) and Bowdoin (28-10) will hope to receive at-large bids when selections are announced Monday.

Men’s and Women’s Track & Field:  A pair of Bowdoin athletes came away as regional champions as the Polar Bear outdoor track & field teams enjoyed a phenomenal day at the New England Division III Championship Saturday hosted by Williams College.

Rowing: Weather was a big factor at the New England Rowing Championships Saturday.  Crews faced wind-driven rain, and then gusts over 25 knots until the Regatta was put on hold, and several events were cancelled. In seven events, the Bowdoin Navy earned five medals. The Men’s Novice 8 just missed advancing to the final, and the Women’s 2nd Four finished 4th in the Petite Final. The Women’s Novice Four started the medal haul with an impressive :28  second victory into a blustery headwind ahead of Wellesley and UMass Lowell. The Men’s Second Varsity Four beat rival Wentworth by :02 to claim Bowdoin’s second gold. The Men’s Novice Four won the silver behind WPI. The Grand Finals in both the men’s and women’s varsity fours were cancelled due to wind, but the men took a silver,  less than a second behind Boston College, and the women took bronze, based on time trial results from the morning qualifiers. Five Bowdoin crews travel to Philadelphia next weekend for the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta, the largest intercollegiate regatta in the country.

Scores listed are those available at time of publication.


Polar Bear Preview: NESCAC Tourneys for Softball, Tennis Teams

Three Bowdoin teams enter NESCAC Tournament play beginning Friday as the spring sports season comes to a climax.

For the first time in program history the Bowdoin softball program will play host to the NESCAC Championship. The Polar Bears open play at 2 p.m. Friday against Amherst. A complete preview, including links to live coverage of the games here.

The Bowdoin tennis teams will look to replicate their lengthy postseason runs from last spring at the open tournament play Friday at the NESCAC Championship hosted by Williams. The men’s team opens against Bates at 9 a.m. Friday, while the women will battle Wesleyan in the first round at 1 p.m. Friday.

Complete coverage of those games, as well as all other Bowdoin sports action, will be available throughout the weekend at goubears.com.

Polar Bear Scoreboard

Softball: The softball team secured hosting rights for the NESCAC Championship following a series sweep of Bates Saturday afternoon.

Baseball: The baseball team split its Saturday doubleheader at Colby to conclude NESCAC East action.

Women’s Tennis:  The women’s tennis team swept visiting MIT, 9-0, Saturday morning.

Men’s Tennis: Kyle Wolfe ’18 completed a comeback at number-three singles to lift the Bowdoin College men’s tennis team to a win over Tufts Saturday afternoon, 5-4. Sunday’s court action saw Wesleyan win, 6-3.

Men’s Track & Field: The Williams College men’s outdoor track & field team defended its NESCAC Championship Saturday at Magee-Samuelson Track. Third-place Bowdoin (110) earned its highest NESCAC Championship finish since a second-place showing in 2002.

Women’s Track & Field: Powered by a sweep of the jumping events, the Williams College women’s outdoor track & field team defended its NESCAC Championship in convincing fashion Saturday at Magee-Samuelson Track; Bowdoin took fifth. The Ephs finished with 239.83 points, easily out-distancing second-place Bates (107) and third-place Middlebury (96.66). Colby (69) took fourth place in a tightly-contest finish with fifth-place Bowdoin (68).

Women’s Lacrosse: The women’s lacrosse team saw its season come to a close in a 12-9 setback at Hamilton in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Tournament Saturday.

Men’s Lacrosse: The Tufts University men’s lacrosse team used a dominant third quarter to pull ahead and held off a late Bowdoin rally to earn a 12-11 victory in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Tournament Saturday afternoon at Pickard Field.

Sailing: The Polar Bears concluded their regular season with a 12th-place finish at the Coast Guard Alumni Bowl for the Coed New England Championship.

Rowing: Bowdoin crews raced with Clark, Connecticut College, Amherst, and Mass Maritime at the Clark Invitational Sunday in the last regatta before New England Championships. Bowdoin won four of the six events it entered and was second in the other two. Bowdoin won the MV4 and W2V4, and in the MN4 and M2V4 finished first and our B boats finished second. The WV4 was second behind Conn, and the WV8 was a close second behind a very fast Amherst crew. The Navy takes 8 crews to the New England Rowing Championships in Worcester on May 6.

Scores listed are those available at time of publication.

Former Ambassador Christopher Hill ’74, H’14 Talks North Korea, Beating Belichick at Lacrosse (207)

Click image to watch the interview with Christopher Hill ’74, H’14 (Image: 207/WCSH)

Career diplomat Christopher Hill ’74, H’14 was on campus earlier this week speaking about America’s greatest foreign policy challenges. While he was here, he also sat down with Caroline Cornish, co-host of 207, the nightly newsmagazine of local NBC affiliate WCSH.

In the interview, Hills spoke of the tensions in North Korea, China’s role, and the need to examine what he describes as the space between peace and war. The segment kicks off on a far less serious note: Hill’s recollections of his lacrosse days at Bowdoin — and beating Wesleyan and the man who would go on to become head coach of the New England Patriots. Watch the segment.