Women's Rugby Drops Regular Season Finale at Colby-Sawyer

Taylor Yoder assisted on Bowdoin's second try of the game
Taylor Yoder assisted on Bowdoin's second try of the game

NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Bowdoin College women's rugby team dropped its final match of the regular season, 18-10, at Colby-Sawyer College on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears finish their regular season with a record of 4-3 and will await official word on a potential postseason bid. Colby-Sawyer stands at 5-3 this season with the victory.

Match Highlights

  • With the teams playing through a driving rain, the squads battled field conditions throughout the afternoon.
  • Bowdoin got on the board first 16 minute mark following back and forth possessions by both teams. The Polar Bear forward pack kept the ball close on a series of carries and rucks, with Sara Nelson driving the final meters and touching the ball down for a 5-0 lead.
  • Colby-Sawyer was able to cut into Bowdoin's lead with a penalty kick in front of the goal posts to trim the advantage to 5-3.
  • Just before halftime, a Bowdoin turnover deep in Colby-Sawyer turnover proved costly as the Chargers scored a long try as time expired to carry an 8-5 lead into the break.
  • The Chargers added to their lead about 15 minutes into the second half, increasing their lead to 13-5, but Bowdoin was able to answer thanks to Sophia Karris, who raced to the end zone assisted by Taylor Yoder, to make it 13-10.
  • Bowdoin ran out of time before completing the comeback as the hosts added a long breakaway try as time ran out to seal the victory, 18-10.

By The Numbers

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will await the determination on Sunday of the NIRA competition committee to see if they'll take the #2 seed in the conference and advance to the championship game next Saturday at Mount Saint Mary's College in Maryland.