|Date and Time:||10/11/2008, 11:00AM|
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's rugby team scored 17 points in the second half to take a hard-fought 22-0 win over rival Bates on Saturday. The Polar Bears stand undefeated (4-0) in NERFU play and 7-1 overall.
A penalty-filled first half saw the lone score come from Anna Nicole, off of nifty assists from Rebecca Stevens and Maria Koenigs. Despite closing in on the goalline before intermission, Bowdoin could not improve their lead and held the 5-0 advantage at the break.
The Polar Bears opened up some space in the second half, keyed by Alivia Moore, who solidified the back line and scored the opening try of the second period to double Bowdoin's lead. Later in the half, Hannah Larson scored from the wing and Nicole rounded out the scoring by fielding a kick on the bounce and turning the corner to put the game out of reach. Stevens converted the try to make the final 22-0.
Bowdoin will close out their regular-season slate next Saturday at home against Maine-Orono.