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Boys’ lacrosse on to semifinals

Bowdoin’s spring season is slowly coming to a close, but men’s lacrosse, baseball and tennis are still going strong.

Men’s lacrosse

The Bowdoin men’s lacrosse team is still alive in the NESCAC tournament. The Polar Bears, who went 9-5 (6-3 in NESCAC play) in the regular season, earned the No. 2 seed for the conference tourney and downed No. 7 Trinity 11-8 Sunday behind 18 saves from goalie Jake McCampbell. McCampbell held the Bantams scoreless for 34 minutes and was named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Adam Tracy had two goals and a pair of assists for Bowdoin. The Polar Bears will meet No. 3 Tufts in the semifinals Saturday at 3 p.m. at Middlebury College.


Bowdoin baseball enjoyed a 5-3 win at Bates last Friday, then swept the Bobcats in a home doubleheader (5-4, 8-6) Saturday to improve to 20-15 (7-5 in NESCAC). Despite the wins, the Polar Bears were eliminated from playoff consideration. Sophomore third baseman Brett Gorman was named the NESCAC Player of the Week after hitting .700 in the games against Bates. Bowdoin closes its season with a doubleheader at Middlebury Sunday.


The Bowdoin softball team ended its 2009 campaign Saturday with a 4-3, 5-1 sweep of Colby in Waterville. The Polar Bears wound up 22-16-1 and the senior class ended with a program-record 89 victories.

Women’s lacrosse

The Bowdoin women’s lacrosse team fell 13-7 at Tufts last Friday to conclude its season at 8-7 (3-6 NESCAC). The Polar Bears missed the conference tournament for the first time in league history. Elizabeth Clegg did have four goals in a losing effort. Lindsay McNamara scored twice and had an assist. Steph Collins-Finn made 11 saves.


Bowdoin’s men’s and women’s outdoor track teams both came in fourth at Saturday’s NESCAC championships in New London, Conn. Damon Hall-Jones (100), Thompson Ogilvie (500), Chris Martin (high jump) and Luke Fairbanks (shot put) won individual titles for the men. Kelsey Borner (discus) and Elsa Millett (400) were conference champions for the women.


Bowdoin’s women’s tennis team beat MIT 8-1 Saturday, then lost by the same score to visiting Tufts Sunday in the regular season finale. The Polar Bears went 8-7 (4-3 in NESCAC). They are seeded fifth for the conference tournament and will face No. 4 Tufts at Williams College Saturday. The men went 10-5 and are fourth. They play No. 5 Trinity Friday.

M-sportsBowdoin1-050109.JPGBowdoin’s Matt Legg celebrates last weekend as his team moved on to the NESCAC semifinals with an 11-8 victory over Trinity. The Polar Bears meet Tufts Saturday.  (Brian Beard photo)
M-sportsBowdoin2-050109.JPGBowdoin’s Brett Gorman hit a home run during a recent win over Bates. (Brian Beard photo)