Saturday Scoreboard: Polar Bear Lacrosse Opens With Two Wins at Conn

Men’s Lacrosse: Patrick Lawlor scored a pair of goals and Chris Williamson made ten saves to lead the Bowdoin College men’s lacrosse team to a 7-5 win over Connecticut College in its season debut on Saturday afternoon.

Women’s Lacrosse: The Bowdoin College women’s lacrosse team sprinted to a 3-0 lead and never trailed in an 11-6 season-opening win over Connecticut College Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field. The Polar Bears (1-0), ranked fourth nationally, have won their last nine home games dating back to last March.

Other Results:

Sailing: In-progress scores from Bowdoin’s sailing regattas this weekend are posted here.

Women’s Track: The Bowdoin womens 4×400 meter relay team finished 8th at the Division III Championships Saturday in Iowa.

Talk Radio Advertisers Taking Flight (The Daily Beast)

A growing list of big-time advertisers are walking away from talk radio in the wake of Rush Limbaugh’s controversial remarks about a Georgetown University student. As reported Saturday in The Daily Beast, companies like Subway, Ford, McDonald’s, Toyota, and Geico are now wary of programs that can be deemed “offensive or controversial.”

Getting Bowdoin Energized for the Grassroot Soccer Tournament

Casey Blossom ’13, Anna Tachau ’12, and their soccer-playing friends were selling cookies and bagels in Smith Union Thursday, raising awareness and donations for Grassroot Soccer. They were also signing people up for a May 5th Grassroot Soccer tournament at Bowdoin.

A nonprofit based in Norwich, Vt., Grassroot Soccer works around the world—but mostly in Africa—to harness the passion of soccer to raise HIV and AIDS awareness.

Blossom helped launch the annual soccer tournament-fundraiser at Bowdoin three years ago, and she says it’s grown quite a bit since then. Last year, the Bowdoin games attracted about 150 players and raised more than $2,800. “It’s fun, it’s a fun event, and it’s awesome to see the huge amount of community support for it,” Blossom said.

Then and Now: One Year after the Japanese Tsunami (The Atlantic)

One year ago today, Japan’s east coast was devastated by a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. More than 15,800 people have been confirmed dead from the catastrophe, and 3,300 people are still missing. The Atlantic has published an extraordinary series of photographs showing the devastation immediately after the tsunami and those same places a year later. Click the photographs to see the transformation.