Bowdoin College enjoyed home cooking and playoff success last week. Nick Powell (who scored the game’s opening goal) and the top-ranked men’s soccer team defeated Bates, 5-2, in the NESCAC quarterfinals, setting up a semifinal round showdown against Wesleyan Saturday. The Polar Bears (12-1-2) are ranked fifth nationally.
Molly Paduda and Bowdoin’s second-ranked field hockey team also advanced to the NESCAC semis after downing No. 7 Connecticut College, 2-0. Kassey Matoin and Katie Herder had the goals. The Polar Bears go to Tufts Saturday for the semifinals where they will face Amherst.