Bowdoin spring season underway
While the weather hasn't exactly cooperated, the Bowdoin spring sports season is well underway with a lot of excitement to come in the next several weeks.
The baseball team went 9-3 in the Florida portion of its schedule, winning six in a row in one stretch. The Polar Bears then dropped a pair at Amherst and take a 9-5 mark into Friday's game at Bates. Bowdoin's home opener is Saturday, when it hosts Bates in a doubleheader (noon and 3 p.m.). A home doubleheader with Thomas College follows Sunday.
The softball team already has 19 games under its belt, most of which came in Florida, where the Polar Bears won five of 16 games. Bowdoin lost two of three games at Trinity last weekend to drop to 6-13. The Polar Bears had their home opener Thursday when they hosted U. Maine-Farmington in a twinbill. Bowdoin hosts Colby Friday at 4 p.m., visits Colby for a pair Saturday, then hosts Thomas in a doubleheader Tuesday.
The men's lacrosse squad has been very competitive this spring, but sits just 3-4 at press time. Bowdoin has defeated visiting Keene State (13-11) and won at Nazareth (21-5) and Connecticut College (9-5). The win over the Camels came Saturday, behind two-goal efforts from Patrick Lawlor, Keegan Mehlhorn and Owen Smith. The Polar Bears have dropped close decisions to Wesleyan (7-6), Trinity (9-7), Amherst (13-10) and Springfield (12-11). Bowdoin was at Colby Wednesday and hosts Middlebury Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Bowdoin women are enjoying a fabulous spring, winning seven of eight contests to date. The Polar Bears won at Wesleyan (15-11) and downed visiting Endicott (15-5) before dropping their lone game, 8-7, at Trinity. Bowdoin since has defeated Keene State (15-3), Amherst (9-8), the University of Southern Maine (21-2), Connecticut College (10-9) and the University of New England (20-3). In the last game, Katie Herder, Jordan Smith and Katie Stewart all had three goals. The Polar Bears, ranked 15th in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association poll, hosted Colby Wednesday and play at Middlebury Saturday.
The men's and women's outdoor track teams will take part in the Springfield (Mass.) Invitational Saturday.
The men's tennis is 6-2 on the spring season, winning five consecutive matches. The women are 7-1, having won four straight.