BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's rugby team will travel to Vassar College this weekend to battle in a regional round of the American Collegiate Rugby Association Division II playoffs.
The Polar Bears (8-1) will face Hamilton (6-1), the champions of the Excelsior Rugby Conference at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Pougkeepsie, N.Y. The winner will advance to play Sunday at 11:00 a.m. against the winner of Stonehill and Kutztown (Pa.) for a trip to the Divison II "Final Four" in Auburndale, Fla. on December 7-8.
Champions of the New England Small College Rugby Conference, Bowdoin is on a roll, having defeated Tufts for the NESRC crown two weeks ago, 47-12, avenging their lone loss of the season. In the opening round of the ACRA playoffs last Saturday at Pickard Field, the Polar Bears pounded Holy Cross 54-7 to advance to this weekend's regional round. Hamilton has just one loss this season and defeated Stony Brook University, 24-14, in last week's first round match.
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