Women's Rugby Preps For Season With Strong Showing at Beantown Tourney

Bowdoin will open its 2013 season next Saturday at home against Colby

ACTON, Mass. - The Bowdoin College women's rugby team looked impressive in its exhibition opener Sunday against Amherst at the Beantown Preseason Scrimmage.

Following a skills clinic to get the season underway on Saturday, the Polar Bears' revamped lineup racked up a 53-0 win over Amherst in a Sunday scrimmage. Bowdoin will open its regular season campaign at Colby next Saturday, September 14. Match time is scheduled for noon.

Maura Allen spearheaded the Bowdoin attack with three tries at her new position, #8. Emily King earned a try and a conversion for the Polar Bears while Hayleigh Kein, Charlotte Kleiman, Kameryn Sanchez and Maggie Acosta had one try apiece. Addison Carvajal converted four tries and added a three-point penalty kick for the Polar Bears while Emily Athanas-Linden teamed with Sanchez to run the back line in Bowdoin's win.

Bowdoin will look to repeat as New England Small College Rugby Conference champions this fall. The Polar Bears claimed the first-ever league title last autumn.