Date Posted:10/07/2003,  1:00PM

Field Hockey Improves to 13th In Poll

BRUNSWICK, Maine - In what is becoming an increasingly NESCAC-dominated poll, the Bowdoin College field hockey team (5-2) improved one spot from number 14 to number 13 in the national poll released on Monday by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association.

The Polar Bears defeated Tufts 2-1 in Medford, Mass. on Saturday in their only contest of the week. Bowdoin returns to action on Tuesday afternoon when they host Southern Maine. They will face Conn. College at home on Saturday afternoon.

This week's national poll features five NESCAC teams, including Middlebury (2), Bowdoin (13), Williams (15), Amherst (17) and Colby (20.)