Women's Rugby Runs Away From Colby In Home Opener

Elizabeth D'Angelo was one of four Polar Bears named NIRA All-Americans
Elizabeth D'Angelo was one of four Polar Bears named NIRA All-Americans

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College women's rugby team cruised to a 51-5 win over Colby in its home opener on Saturday at Pickard Field.

The Polar Bears improve to 2-0 with the win and have outscored their opponents 117-12 over the first two matches.

Match Highlights

  • Bowdoin's team and individual defense pressured Colby into numerous mistakes, including less than two minutes into the game when the Polar Bears' back line forced a turnover which resulted in wing, Taylor Yoder scoring the first try the game.
  • Bowdoin's continued pressure and solid tackling created opportunities for the Polar Bears. Long breakaway tries were scored by first year fullback Sophia Karris, Amber Ramos and Jackie Jaques.
  • Center Allegra Bersani and flyhalf Liz D'Angelo added tries of their own in the first half while D'Angelo also made two conversion kicks as Bowdoin carried a 34-5 lead into halftime.
  • Mackenzie Philbrick highlighted both halves with strong carries, timely passing and highlight-reel tackles.
  • In the second half, Amber Ramos scored her second try while first-year Molly Petronzio played scrum half and scored a try under the posts, converted by D'Angelo.
  • Philbrick had another break away run and scored final trial of the game for a score of 51 to 5.

By The Numbers

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will be at home against next Saturday when they face West Chester at 11:00 a.m. at Pickard Field. The game will be carried live on the Northeast Sports Network.