Date Posted:05/08/2005,  9:40PM

Polar Bears Grab NCAA At-Large Bid

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's lacrosse team has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament in pairings announced on Sunday night. The Polar Bears (14-3) will travel to Middlebury, where they will face Stevens Institute of Technology in a Regional Semifinal on Saturday, May 14.

The other side of the regional features a mid-week first-round game between Nazareth and Western New England, with the winner facing Middlebury in the Regional Semifinal.

The Regional Final will be played on Sunday, May 15 at 1:00 p.m., with the winner advancing to the NCAA Semifinals at the College of New Jersey on May 21.

Gametimes will be announced on Monday. The NCAA Tournament selection is just the second in the program's history, with the other coming in 1999. Bowdoin's 14 victories this season leaves them one shy of the school's mark for single-season wins of 15, set in 1986.