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Moments in the Game

The Polar Bear field hockey team won their third NCAA Title Game in the last four seasons against Messiah College, a perennial powerhouse that was still looking for its first NCAA Title in its eighth trip to the final game.

Story posted March 07, 2010

Photography: Brian Wedge '97

The fall sports season had some big highlights this year, but none surpassed the afternoon of November 21, when the field hockey team earned its third NCAA title, and the men’s soccer team scored a game-winning goal with one second remaining in overtime to send them to their first national semifinal appearance. The short span of time in which those two victories took place were subsequently called “the greatest five minutes in Bowdoin sports history,” but there were many others moments in the playoffs worth a close look.

“It was a little nerve-wracking, but Coach just told us to picture us back at home in Brunswick, at home with nobody watching. That definitely made us feel better. I was really nervous and wasn’t thinking too much about what was really happening; I didn’t even realize  we were up 2-1 at the time of my stroke, I didn’t know mine was the winner. But I just took it and it went in and the team came all around me.” – McKenna Teague ’12

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The Polar Bear field hockey team won their third NCAA Title Game in the last four seasons against Messiah College, a perennial powerhouse that was still looking for its first NCAA Title in its eighth trip to the final game.

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