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Bowdoin senior Elizabeth Clegg controls the ball during NESCAC playoff action last weekend. The defending national champion Polar Bears blanked Trinity (2-0) in the semifinals, then won the conference crown for the seventh time with a 2-1 victory over Middlebury (Clegg had the game winner). Top-ranked Bowdoin has a bye into Saturday’s NCAA Division III second round where it will host either Endicott or Keene State.
Members of the Bowdoin volleyball team exult after winning the NESCAC championship for the first time. The Polar Bears downed Middlebury in the final, 3-0, to improve to 26-2. Prior to this year, Bowdoin had never won a conference tournament match. Sophomore setter Sophia Cornew was named NESCAC Player of the Week. The Polar Bears will next play in the NCAA Division III tournament Friday against Baruch, in Springfield, Mass.