Molly Paduda '10, a senior on the Bowdoin College field hockey team, is helping to lead the squad in its seventh NCAA Tournament bid in nine years this weekend in Virginia Beach. Bowdoin defeated Christopher Newport University 4-1 in the Division III semifinals to advance to the championship game, slated for Sunday.
In the United States, it is called ultimate Frisbee, but across the pond in Scotland, Miles Knight '10 has fallen hard for the sport of "flatball." Miles and his teammates from St. Andrews University have had great success with the floating disc and all it has to offer.
David Nightingale '04 set his sights on a top-30 finish at the NYC Marathon earlier this month, and though he fell a bit short of his goal, David managed to overcome the adversity of the experience in true Nightingale fashion and let it fuel his desire for his next attempt.
For the Pelicans there were few positive takeaways from a very one sided soccer game. Their opponents from Choate Rosemary Hall had the better part of possession and seemed to win nearly every 50 – 50 ball and challenge. Nevertheless, the lads from Windsor found themselves tied at halftime with everything to play for and a bit of momentum from two solid chances right before half time. On the latter chance Sophomore Cyrus Angel had threaded a through ball to Junior striker Harry Gilpin. He pushed his second touch past the on-rushing keeper whose challenge came late and left Gilpin in a heap in the penalty box as the ball trickled out of bounds. The foul should have resulted in a PK and a straight red but alas, no justice on the day.
Just ten minutes into the second half Choate’s diminutive central midfielder sliced through the heart of defense and banged a cracking shot into the upper ninety from twenty five yards out. Two more quick goals followed within eight minutes and the Pelicans found themselves nearly out of the game. In the last ten minutes of the game, however, LC showed what they are made of taking it to the Wild Boars and even pulling a goal back through Captain David Calafiore’ s efforts. Loomis Chaffee can take some solace from the fact that they play Choate again at the end of the season.