Bowdoin College’s winter sports season still has legs and there is plenty of drama on the docket.
Women’s basketball lost, 55-40, to Tufts in the NESCAC semifinals, but still managed to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. The Polar Bears (19-7) will face familiar foe University of Southern Maine in the first round Friday in Ithaca, N.Y. The winner faces Ithaca or Elms in the second round Saturday.
The men’s team lost, 78-59, to Wesleyan in the NESCAC quarterfinals and ended the season at 17-8.
Women’s hockey will compete in the NESCAC semifinals this weekend. The Polar Bears survived Williams, 3-2, on Stephanie Ludy’s overtime goal in last weekend’s quarterfinals. Bowdoin (12-9-4) meets Amherst Saturday in the semis. Kayte Holtz was named the NESCAC Player of the Week.
The men’s team also advanced to the semifinals after a 2-1 win over Trinity in the quarterfinals last weekend. The Polar Bears got 31 saves from goalie Steve Messina, who was named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Saturday, Bowdoin will square off against Middlebury at Amherst College.
Men’s swimming and diving came in fifth at last weekend’s NESCAC championship meet at Williams College, the Polar Bears’ best-ever finish in the event.
Women’s squash finished 20th in the country.