|Date and Time:||09/20/2008, 1:00PM|
WATERVILLE, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's rugby team shutout Colby on Saturday in their NERFU opener, 34-0. The Polar Bears are 4-1 overall this year.
The score was 22-0 at halftime with 4 tries and one conversion. Scoring the first four tries were Maria Koenigs, co-captain Hannah Wadsworth, scrumhalf Becky Stevens and Anna Nicol with one conversion by Stevens. Second half tries were by Stevens and co-captain Alivia Moore'09, with a 2nd conversion by Stevens.
Several players dominated their positions and the overall pace of the match today: Erica Camarena led the forwards with very disciplined and aggressive play. Loryn Fridie gave a strong performance as an impact player both in the scrum and the backline and Nylea Bivins was impressive in her first full game at prop. Maria Koenigs, Alivia Moore and Becky Stevens led the backline with well-executed offensive moves and hard-nosed defensive stops. Colby was forced to the kicking game, which the entire Bowdoin team stepped up to handle.
The B-team consisted of all first-year rookies who saw their hard work at training sessions pay off in the match. Bowdoin dominated with a fine show of teamwork and athleticism, winning 24-0. Scoring the first tries of their rugby careers were Onyi Esonu, Danielle Willey and Taylor Escajeda. Onyi scored a 2nd try and Escajeda added 2 conversion kicks.